NEW YORK – Sports fans will be able to watch some of their favorite teams and more as CBS Sports Network joins the Sports Channel Pack on the FiOS Custom TV lineup starting May 1. FiOS Custom TV offers customers more freedom and flexibility to choose the perfect TV plan for their home or small business, with content they can customize from a menu of choices.
Customers can purchase a package of programming that includes their choice of channel packs from seven different genres: Kids, Pop Culture, Lifestyle, Entertainment, News & Info, Sports and Sports Plus.
CBS Sports Network, the 24-hour home of CBS Sports, televises nearly 600 live events and over 3,000 hours of live programming showcasing an array of college football and basketball, as well as professional sports. The network features in-depth studio shows, documentaries and provides extensive shoulder programming around CBS Sports’ Championship events, including the Super Bowl, the Masters®, and PGA Championship.
“While consumer choice is at the heart of our Custom TV product, when customers make their choices we want them to have the best experience and the most robust package possible,” said Terry Denson vice president, content acquisition and strategy at Verizon. “The addition of CBS Sports Network does just that, with a whole suite of programming that will satisfy a sports-lover’s craving for games, features and analysis.”
Every FiOS Custom TV package includes a base set of channels with select national networks, plus all local broadcast TV stations as well as at least two genre packs that match customers’ interests. CBS Sports Network will be available in the Sports Channel Pack. In addition, CBS Sports Network will continue to be available to subscribers in Verizon’s FiOS Extreme HD package.
“We are pleased to make CBS Sports Network a part of the new FiOS Custom TV lineup,” said Ray Hopkins, president of television networks distribution, CBS Corporation. “We are confident that our expanding lineup of premier live programming will be a favorite among Verizon’s sports fans and that this new option will help continue grow our distribution.
New customers can order online at www.getfios.com and choose the FiOS Custom TV package that best fits their needs. Small businesses can get information on plans and pricing and order online at www.verizon.com/business.
For more details about FiOS Custom TV, visit http://vz.to/customtv.
About CBS Corporation
CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. The Company has businesses with origins that date back to the dawn of the broadcasting age as well as new ventures that operate on the leading edge of media. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world’s largest libraries of entertainment content, making its brand – “the Eye” – one of the most recognized in business. The Company’s operations span virtually every field of media and entertainment, including cable, publishing, radio, local TV, film, and interactive and socially responsible media. CBS’s businesses include CBS Television Network, The CW (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment), CBS Television Studios, CBS Global Distribution Group (CBS Studios International and CBS Television Distribution), CBS Consumer Products, CBS Home Entertainment, CBS Interactive, CBS Films, Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network, Pop (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Lionsgate), Smithsonian Networks, Simon & Schuster, CBS Television Stations, CBS Radio and CBS EcoMedia. For more information, go to www.cbscorporation.com.