First Down for RCN, NFL Network

NFL Network and video-on-demand content from the National Football League will be added to RCN Corp.’s digital lineup in Manhattan and Queens, N.Y., the two parties announced Wednesday.

RCN is the first cable operator in the area to offer NFL Network. The company has launched the network in Boston; Philadelphia and Lehigh Valley, Pa.; and Washington, D.C.

"Football is the most widely watched sport in the country, so we jumped at the chance to carry the network," RCN New York general manager P.K. Ramani said in a prepared statement.