NEW YORK – Verizon FiOS TV customers now have another way to watch their favorite professional football teams, with the company’s launch of online access to NFL Network programming. The addition of “Watch NFL Network” to FiOS TV Online gives FiOS customers who receive NFL Network and NFL RedZone as part of their TV package the ability to view programming online from the two channels from anywhere in the U.S., with a broadband connection.
“Watch NFL Network” provides FiOS TV customers with live streaming access to NFL Network and RedZone programming, including “Thursday Night Football” games, “NFL Total Access,” “NFL GameDay,” the new morning show “NFL AM” and much more. Live streaming of NFL RedZone, where viewers can watch every touchdown for every game on Sunday afternoon, is available every Sunday during the regular season.
“We are thrilled to give FiOS TV customers anytime, anywhere access to NFL Network and NFL RedZone, as we continue to expand the FiOS offering and give our customers a truly borderless lifestyle,” said Terry Denson, vice president of content strategy and acquisition for Verizon. “Sports programming, especially football, has always been an important feature for so many of our FiOS TV customers. ‘Watch NFL Network’ will ensure they never have to miss their NFL programming again.”
Hans Schroeder, senior vice president of media strategy and development for the NFL, said, “This authentication agreement with Verizon is part of a larger NFL Media initiative to deliver NFL content to fans and consumers in as many ways possible.”
FiOS TV customers can access “Watch NFL Network” via FiOS TV Online, www.verizon.com/fiostvonline and www.nfl.com/watchnflnetwork. In the future, the programming will be made available to FiOS TV customers on tablets as well.
FiOS TV Online provides FiOS TV customers with multiscreen access to a growing number of networks that feature everything from sports and news to movies and children’s programming. Similar to the networks already available with FiOS TV Online, online access to NFL Network and NFL RedZone programming is available to FiOS TV customers who receive those channels as part of their package. NFL Network is included with the FiOS TV Extreme HD and Ultimate HD packages. NFL RedZone is included with the Ultimate HD package or as a stand-alone package.
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