Verizon's FiOS Adds 55 HD Channels In RI,
The list includes CNN and several movie channels.
Washington, D.C. (August 25, 2008)
-- Verizon's FiOS TV service is
launching 55 new High-Definition channels in Massachusetts and
Rhode Island, the company announced today.
The telco says it will now offer 85 high-def channels in those
markets, adding that represents more than any cable TV operator
in the area including Comcast, Charter and Cox.
"FiOS TV is the only service
to consider if you want the ultimate HD experience," said
Bob Driscoll, Verizon vice president of sales and
marketing in New England. "With our increased number of HD
channels, along with HD video-on-demand programming and our
current HD DVR and premium movie promotion, we're blowing cable
The new HD channels include
Animal Planet, TLC, Science Channel and Smithsonian Channel,
CNN, CNBC, Lifetime, Bravo, TBS, History Channel, Weather
Channel, USA and SCI
In addition, there are 11 new high-def channels from Cinemax and
13 new HD channels from HBO.
Verizon has also added the high-def edition of the Big Ten
Network in the two states as well as the Versus/Golf Channel HD.
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