Verizon Signs Distribution Deal with TV One
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NEW YORK - Verizon today announced a programming-distribution agreement with TV One, the new entertainment and lifestyle network for African-American adults. Under the agreement, TV One is now available on Verizon FiOS TV, which was launched in Keller, Texas, on Sept. 22. The agreement was signed prior to the Keller launch, and TV One is currently available in Keller and will be available in future FiOS TV markets.
TV One features a broad mix of original and existing programming, including lifestyle and home improvement series, dramas, sitcoms, game shows, music shows, movies and public affairs programming. It is available to subscribers of FiOS TV's expanded basic service, which carries a wide range of familiar, diverse and newer programming.
"TV One is a compelling new entertainment network that appeals to African-American viewers, and it advances our commitment to provide relevant programming choices for our culturally diverse customers," said Terry Denson, vice president of programming and marketing for Verizon FiOS TV.
Brad Samuels, TV One executive vice president of affiliate sales and marketing, said, "We thank Verizon for its support of TV One and look forward to a partnership that addresses their business objectives and brings to their customers high-quality programming that is entertaining and portrays the breadth and depth of the African-American culture."
FiOS TV in Keller includes a broad collection of all-digital programming with more than 330 channels and more on the way. FiOS TV digital customers will also have access to a large selection of on-demand content that is easy to order and view.
About TV One
Launched in January 2004, TV One (www.tvoneonline.com) is available in nearly 23 million households, offering a broad range of lifestyle and entertainment-oriented original programming, classic series, movies, fashion and music that focus on African American themes, issues, culture and politics. TV One's investors include Radio One [NASDAQ: ROIA and ROIAK; www.radio-one.com], the largest radio company that primarily targets African American and urban listeners; Comcast Corporation [NASDAQ: CMCSA and CMCSK; www.comcast.com], the leading cable television company in the country; Constellation Ventures; Syndicated Communications; Pacesetter Capital Group; and Opportunity Capital Partners
About Verizon Communications Inc.
With more than $71 billion in annual revenues, Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) is one of the world's leading providers of communications services. Verizon has a diverse work force of more than 214,000 in four business units: Domestic Telecom provides customers based in 28 states with wireline and other telecommunications services, including broadband. Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 47.4 million voice and data customers across the United States. Information Services operates directory publishing businesses and provides electronic commerce services. International includes wireline and wireless operations and investments, primarily in the Americas and Europe. For more information, visit www.verizon.com.