New Jersey State Boys, Girls High School Basketball Championships to Air on Verizon's FiOS1, Exclusively for New Jersey Customers

Replays of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association State High School Boys and Girls Basketball Championship finals, to be held Tuesday (March 20) at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, will air exclusively on FiOS1, Channel 1, on Verizon FiOS TV.

The high school girls final will air on Thursday (March 22) at 7:30 p.m., and the high school boys final will air on Friday (March 23), also at 7:30 p.m.  Additional replays of the games will air throughout the weekend and also will be available from Verizon's FiOS TV video-on-demand service in the FiOS1 Local Zone folder.

All FiOS1 viewers in central and northern New Jersey will have access to the exclusive coverage, made possible through a partnership between Verizon's FiOS1 and NJ.com/Star-Ledger.

"FiOS1 will allow fans of high school basketball to relive the biggest games of the year," said Orlando Martinez, FiOS1's director of local sports programming.  "Bringing our FiOS TV customers exclusive high school sports programming like this on FiOS1 is a good example of why our customers continue to enjoy a broad range of programming choices and superior picture quality they can get from a provider like Verizon."

FiOS1 is part of FiOS TV's broad collection of programming featuring more than 540 all-digital channels including more than 140 high-definition channels and 35,000 monthly video-on-demand titles.  FiOS TV also provides next-generation interactive services including an advanced interactive media guide; social network, news and entertainment widgets; remote DVR management via broadband or mobile phones, Flex View; and more.

FiOS TV is delivered over Verizon's all-fiber-optic network, which brings the power and capacity of fiber optics directly into homes and business and has industry-leading quality and reliability.  The all-fiber network also offers FiOS Internet service, which delivers downstream speeds of up to 150 megabits per second (Mbps) and upstream speeds of up to 35 Mbps, as well as high-quality voice services.

For more information about FiOS1, visit www.fios1news.com.

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