Verizon Adds 'The Hub HD' to FiOS TV Lineup

Verizon is adding a new high-definition channel to the FiOS TV lineup, with the launch of The Hub HD.  The channel, formerly known as Discovery Kids HD, joins FiOS TV's extensive channel lineup, which includes up to 140 HD channels and more than 3,300 HD video-on-demand titles every month - the best in HD entertainment.

"The Hub HD is a great new addition to the FiOS TV channel lineup, as we consistently look for new programming for kids and new high-definition programming for our customers," said Terry Denson, vice president of content strategy and acquisition for Verizon.  "Verizon offers FiOS TV customers an expansive selection of kids' programming, including one of the largest free VOD selections for children, with The Hub and more."

The Hub HD, available on FiOS TV Channel 789, is a multi-platform joint venture between Discovery Communications and Hasbro Inc.  The network will entertain, enlighten, empower and educate children and their families, and feature original programming as well as content from Discovery's library of award-winning children's educational programming, from Hasbro's rich portfolio of entertainment and educational properties built during the past 90 years, and from leading third-party producers worldwide.  The Hub lineup includes animated and live-action series, specials and game shows, and will extend its content through a robust and engaging online presence.  The channel is also available in SD on FiOS TV Channel 259.

In addition to Verizon's extensive HD channel lineup, FiOS TV offers a broad collection of programming, with more than 520 all-digital channels.  FiOS also provides next-generation interactive services including an advanced interactive media guide; social TV, news and entertainment widgets; remote DVR management; multi-room DVR, and more. 

For the latest news, updates and information about FiOS TV, visit www.verizon.com/newscenter and http://www.verizon.com/athomeblog.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, NASDAQ:VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers.  Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, serving more than 92 million customers nationwide.  Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers innovative, seamless business solutions to customers around the world.  A Dow 30 company, Verizon last year generated consolidated revenues of more than $107 billion.  For more information, visit www.verizon.com.