Mets and Jets Fans in Northern N.J. to Get SportsNet NY HD on Verizon FiOS TV

NEWARK, N.J. -- New York Mets and Jets fans in northern New Jersey can now see their teams in spectacular high definition as Verizon FiOS TV launches SportsNet NY HD on Channel 831 on May 18.

"We're delighted that SportsNet NY in HD is joining our Verizon FiOS TV lineup in northern New Jersey," said William Foshay, Verizon's general manager for the New Jersey region. "FiOS TV delivers incredible picture and sound clarity, and New Jersey viewers will enjoy the excitement and color of the Mets and Jets in high def on FiOS TV."

With the addition of SNY, Verizon now offers 28 HD channels in northern New Jersey, and Verizon FiOS TV subscribers there will get SYN in HD at no additional cost.  The channel is also available to FiOS TV customers in Mercer County and New York.  Customers need an HD-capable TV and an HD set-top box to get started with HD programming.  SNY will continue to be available in standard definition on Channel 67.

SportsNet New York features over 120 regular season New York Mets telecasts and provides live sports and local news coverage through four sports news shows.  It is also the official year-round television home of the New York Jets, providing viewers the most exclusive coverage and access to the Jets organization and players, plus preseason games.  SNY also televises other professional and collegiate sports, including basketball and football games from the Big East and Big Ten conferences, as well as boxing, classic sports, event programming and exclusive interview and magazine programs.

Verizon provides FiOS TV over the nation's most advanced fiber-optic network, straight to customers' homes.  Verizon FiOS TV offers a broad collection of all-digital programming, 28 high-definition channels in northern New Jersey, 8,600 video-on-demand titles and more.  FiOS TV also offers Home Media DVR, which combines a multi-room DVR with Media Manager, a feature that lets subscribers play their digital photos and music on their TVs.

In New Jersey, FiOS TV is available in 180 communities in the state, with many more soon to come.

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