Thursday, June 15, 2006

Verizon Signs PBS for FiOS TV

Verizon announced a major agreement with the Association of Public Television Stations (APTS) and PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) to carry local public television stations' digital programming over its fiber-optic FiOS TV service.



Under the multiyear agreement, every Verizon FiOS TV system will carry the full digital signal of up to three public television stations within the system's service area, as well as any additional noncommercial station that does not duplicate programming of another station in the market. The agreement also includes PBS and local public television stations' HDTV programming and local stations' digital multicasts.



Verizon FiOS TV will carry all freely available digital data broadcast by participating public television stations, including public safety warning information and formal educational materials such as certain subscription- based educational data.

http://www.verizon.com

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