05.11.2009Personal Tech

Verizon FiOS TV Customers Get Six New HD Channels From Entertainment Studios

NEW YORK - Verizon and Entertainment Studios, the largest independent producer and distributor of first-run syndicated television programming for broadcast television stations announced Monday (May 11) that six new high-definition channels are joining the lineup on Verizon's FiOS TV service, which is delivered over the nation's most advanced fiber-optic network directly to customers' homes and businesses.

The six new HD channels from Entertainment Studios - Comedy.TV, Recipe.TV, ES.TV, MyDestination.TV, Cars.TV and Pets.TV - will begin to launch in FiOS TV markets this week.

"The addition of these channels helps us to continue our commitment to offer FiOS TV customers the best in HD programming," said Terry Denson, vice president - FiOS TV content and programming.  "With razor-sharp picture-and-sound quality that only FiOS delivers, coupled with the delivery of six new channels only available to FiOS customers, we're offering service and variety that cable can't match."

Byron Allen, founder, chairman and CEO of Entertainment Studios, added: "Our goal and commitment is to make our networks the very best in their categories, and our launch on the Verizon FiOS TV platform gives us a great start.  All content will be originally produced in HD to ensure the highest level of quality, and will be distributed globally on all platforms."

The six new channels cover a variety of topics, including:

  • Cars.TV - a network that showcases the collectors, designers, innovators and ultimate-car enthusiasts (www.Cars.tv).
  • Pets.TV - a network dedicated to pet lovers that offers pet news, pet care, pet health and pet lifestyles (www.Pets.tv).
  • Comedy.TV - features today's funniest comedians, with a mix of live concert performances, talk and variety shows, sitcoms and movies (www.Comedy.tv).
  • MyDestination.TV - offers the best in travel, featuring exciting, exotic must-see destinations around the world (www.MyDestination.tv).
  • ES.TV - dedicated to entertainment news, variety shows, celebrity profiles and today's hottest superstars (www.es.tv).
  • Recipe.TV - features famous chefs, amazing recipes, wonderful food and delicious cuisine from around the world (www.Recipe.tv).

These six new channels join the more than 100 HD channels already offered by FiOS TV, which provides a broad collection of programming, with more than 500 all-digital channels and 14,000 video-on-demand (VOD) titles each month - 70 percent of which are free.  Verizon's VOD library also includes more than 1,300 HD titles.  FiOS TV also offers an innovative Interactive Media Guide that provides next-generation, personalized interactive services, including news and entertainment widgets, fantasy football applications, casual games, and many other features.  FiOS TV is currently available to more than 9.7 million homes in 14 states.

For more information on FiOS TV, consumers can visit www.verizon.com/fiostv or call their local Verizon sales office or 888-438-3467.

About Entertainment Studios
Entertainment Studios, Inc. produces, distributes, and sells advertising for 18 television programs, making it the largest independent producer/distributor of first-run syndicated television programming for broadcast television stations.  Entertainment Studios provides video content to broadcast television stations, mobile devices, multimedia platforms, and the World Wide Web.  Our mission is to provide excellent programming to our viewers, online users, and Fortune 500 advertising partners. Our home entertainment division, Entertainment Studios Home Entertainment (ESHE), is becoming one of the premier independent suppliers of DVD, CD and umdTM products.  With a library of over 4,000 hours of owned content and a growing array of licensed titles, ESHE markets and distributes a collection of films, television programs, concerts, fitness, and children's direct-to-video programming.  Chairman and CEO Byron Allen founded the company in 1993.  Headquartered in Los Angeles, it has offices in New York, Chicago, Atlanta and Raleigh.  For more information, visit www.es.tv.