Tuesday, October 4, 2005

Verizon Signs MTV Networks and BET for FiOS

Verizon announced distribution deals with MTV Networks and BET for its new FiOS TV service. Through the agreement, FiOS will carry all MTV Networks and BET program services, including the MTV Networks recently launched services LOGO, MTV Desi and several other program services in the MTV World group, as well as its recently announced high definition channel, MHD. MTVN and BET programming will be available to all FiOS TV subscribers.

Verizon will also deliver MTV Networks' video on demand content as part of the FiOS "Free-on-Demand" VOD platform. The FiOS TV service will also offer music on MTV Networks' digital audio radio channels. Verizon will also provide its broadband subscribers with access to content from the MTV and Nickelodeon brands, including MTV.com's MTV Overdrive and Nick.com's TurboNick.