Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Verizon FiOS TV Adds HD VOD, 1,000 Title Expected in 08

Verizon has begun offering high-definition video-on-demand in many of its FiOS TV markets. HD VOD is now available over the FiOS TV systems in Richmond and Virginia Beach, Va.; Tampa, Fla.; Fort Wayne, Ind.; and Pittsburgh. Further HD VOD rollouts are expected in in the Washington, D.C., metro area, Massachusetts and Rhode Island; and to Verizon's remaining FiOS TV markets next year.

The initial HD VOD library contains around 75 HD titles, including a mix of free programs and recently released blockbusters. The company said it hopes to offer 1,000 HD VOD by the end of next year.


  • In November 2007, Verizon announced plans for a fivefold increase in the number of HD channels carried by its FiOS TV service. In the spring of 2008, Verizon will begin expanding its HD lineup as well as the sports and multicultural program offerings on FiOS TV. Verizon initially will double the current number of HD channels, on a market-by-market basis, to more than 60, including additional sports channels. Verizon expects to have more than 150 HD channels by year-end 2008 as it continues to add to its HD lineup and programmers launch new channels. The company also will add standard-definition sports, multicultural and other programming during the year.

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