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

The finals of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association State High School Wrestling Championships, held March 4 at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, will air Saturday (March 10) at 2:30 p.m. with replays throughout the weekend, exclusively for television viewers on FiOS1, Channel 1, on Verizon's FiOS TV.

All FiOS1 viewers in central and northern New Jersey will have access to the program, which will feature the final matches of all weight classes.  The matches also will be available on Verizon's FiOS TV Video On Demand service in the FiOS1 Local Zone folder.  The exclusive coverage is possible through a partnership between Verizon's FiOS1 and NJ.com/Star-Ledger.

"With FiOS1, fans of high school wrestling will have exclusive access to the state wrestling championships and see the state's top student-athletes competing for the top awards," said Orlando Martinez, FiOS1's director of local sports programming.  "With high school sports programming like this available on FiOS1, FiOS TV customers enjoy a broad range of programming choices and superior picture quality they can only get over Verizon's advanced, all-fiber-optic network straight to consumers' homes."

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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