Verizon and the National Football League announced on Wednesday (Sept. 2) that they have reached an agreement to make the NFL RedZone premium sports channel available to FiOS TV subscribers when the channel officially launches on Sept. 13.
NFL RedZone, a new channel produced by NFL Network, offers a look at the football action taking place on Sunday afternoons, delivering the touchdowns and most exciting moments live and in high definition. When a team goes inside its opponent's 20-yard line, fans see the crucial plays as they happen. The channel, available to FiOS TV customers in standard- and high-definition, keeps fans up-to-date in real time by switching from game to game with live look-ins, highlights and a chance to see every important play.
"The ultimate high-def home-entertainment experience just got better with the addition of NFL RedZone to the FiOS TV lineup," said Terry Denson, vice president of content strategy and acquisition for Verizon. "Our subscribers will love seeing all the game-changing plays that only the NFL can deliver - and with the pure HD picture-and-sound quality that only FiOS provides."
Kim Williams, chief operating officer for NFL Network, said: "We are thrilled to announce that Verizon FiOS TV is the first major telco distributor to carry our new NFL RedZone channel. NFL fans in New York and other cities across the country that Verizon FiOS TV serves will now receive this attractive new channel. We look forward to announcing more distribution deals for one of the most exciting new products now available."
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