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Broadcaster Updates

As you are probably aware local broadcasters, regional sport networks and cable networks, propose new rates to us when an existing agreement needs to be renewed for a channel we currently provide. Given that the cost of programming is the single biggest factor in higher TV bills we carefully review each of these proposals to ensure their proposed rate is in line with their viewership.

Please see below for the impacted channels during ongoing negotiations.

  • Sony

  • As you are probably aware, we receive new proposals from content providers when it’s time to renew the existing agreement for a channel we currently provide.   Given that the cost of programming is the single biggest factor in higher TV bills we carefully review these proposals to be sure that the content providers rates are in line with their viewership.  This practice allows us to bring you a competitive rate for the channels that you actually watch.

    As a result, we have decided to remove SONY Movie Channel and Cine SONY Television from our lineup effective January 13, 2017.  

    We encourage you to watch similar content that is available on Fios TV:

    • AMC: Channel 731
    • Turner Classic Movies (TCM): Channel 230
    • MGM : Channel 744
    • Cine Latino: Channel 1685

     

    We remain committed to providing you with diverse and compelling entertainment options at a great value.

    Thank you for being a loyal customer.

    More information can be found at verizon.com/Sony

  • FM

  • As you are probably aware, we receive new proposals from content providers when it’s time to renew the existing agreement for a channel we currently provide. Given that the cost of programming is the single biggest factor in higher TV bills we carefully review these proposals to be sure that the content providers rates are in line with their viewership. This practice allows us to bring you a competitive rate for the channels that you actually watch.

    As a result, we have decided to remove FM (channel 228) from our lineup effective January 3, 2018.

    Thank you for your loyalty.

  • Bloomberg

  • Effective December 8, 2017, Bloomberg TV on channels 604/104 has been removed from the Fios TV channel lineup.

    Bloomberg is proposing that we pay for content that they make available to all consumers for free on their website and mobile app. Customers interested in this type of programming are encouraged to check out other news channels that are available on Fios TV.

    If you are looking to view Bloomberg TV live it is available on the Bloomberg app which can be downloaded for free from your favorite app store (Android devices or iOS Devices) or by visiting www.Bloomberg.com. *For residential customers only.

    We appreciate your loyalty.

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Protecting our customer's interests

Each year, your Verizon Fios TV team works with content owners and programmers to continue delivering the best programming on Fios TV with access to over 690 channels of content in our daily line-ups. The agreements we negotiate with these companies enhance your viewing experience, with everything from the nightly lineup to our on-demand library with over 170,000 titles, live streaming, services for vision-impaired customers, Fios Mobile app so you can watch around or outside your home.

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Why this happens
Why this happens

All cable and satellite TV providers enter into agreements with programmers for the right to carry their content. These contracts can vary in length, but typically run for a number of years. When contracts expire, it’s not unusual for programmers to try to renegotiate their agreements at a higher price, and we understand that. Sometimes we can negotiate other facets of an agreement to help hold the increases to a minimum, but that is becoming increasingly difficult. Rest assured that we will not agree to rate increases that are exorbitant and unfair to our customers or inconsistent with the rest of the industry.


Putting customers first

Verizon works hard on behalf of our Fios TV customers to deliver the best TV service; with the programming you have come to expect at a reasonable price. We don’t want to increase customers’ rates due to unfair price increases from programming partners, and we’ll work tirelessly to ensure that does not happen.

If you are interested in learning more about concerns associated with increasing programming costs as well as information regarding recent disputes, you can find a great deal of information at the American TV Alliance’s website.

Putting customers first

Why this happens
Loyalty and value

Verizon is committed to developing and delivering the best possible TV service that includes the channels you want at a great value.

Fios TV rated #1 in HD picture quality and signal reliability according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index –ahead of Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox, Charter, Cablevision, Bright House, DIRECTV and DISH.

Experts agree that Fios® network technology is the Gold Standard for Internet and entertainment delivery. And Fios is the Fastest Internet according to PC Magazine* - 3 years in a row.

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