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Verizon FiOS Adds 15 HD Channels In Oregon
The telco now offers 42 high-def channels there.
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Washington, D.C. (July 21, 2008) -- Verizon's FiOS TV service has added 15 new High-Definition channels in Oregon, the company announced today.

The telco, which now offers 42 high-def channels in Oregon, promised last year to offer 150 HD channels nationwide by the end of 2008.

However, Verizon Vice President Terry Denson recently told Multichannel News that the company is not 'obsessed' with channel counts. He would not commit to the 150 high-def channels, as promised last year.

The new high-def channels in Oregon are: Animal Planet HD; CNN HD; Big Ten Network HD; Bravo HD; CNBC HD+; History Channel HD; The Outdoor Channel 2 HD; Science Channel HD; Sci-Fi Channel HD; Smithsonian HD; TBS HD; TLC HD; Versus/Golf HD; USA Network HD; and The Weather Channel HD.

Verizon says it will soon add three Starz-owned high-def channels and two Showtime HD channels in Oregon. But it did not give an exact launch date for those channels.

The telco says it will roll out more high-def channels in new markets during the next few months.
 
In Oregon, FiOS TV is available in parts of Beaverton, Cornelius, Damascus, Dundee, Durham, Forest Grove, Happy Valley, Hillsboro, King City, Lake Oswego, McMinnville, Newberg, Sherwood, Tigard, Tualatin, Wilsonville, and unincorporated areas of Washington and Yamhill counties. The service will launch in additional communities served by Verizon as the company secures local video-franchise agreements.

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