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Verizon to Launch MSNBC on FiOS TV Throughout the New York Metro AreaNews Release
NEW YORK – January 28, 2010 –
Verizon announced on Thursday (Jan. 28) that the company will launch MSNBC on FiOS TV throughout the New York metropolitan area, including parts of New Jersey, Long Island, the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties.
"We're excited to add MSNBC to the FiOS TV lineup for all of our metropolitan-area subscribers," said Terry Denson, vice president of content strategy and acquisition for Verizon. "Now these subscribers can enjoy some of the most thought-provoking news and commentary available, delivered over Verizon's advanced all-fiber network."
Phil Griffin, President, MSNBC, said, "Launching on Verizon FiOS TV in the broader New York area could not come at a better time. MSNBC has established itself as 'The Place for Politics,' achieving historic ratings success, and we look forward to being widely available in the nation's No. 1 TV market."
New York metropolitan-area consumers join FiOS TV subscribers across the country who have been enjoying MSNBC. It will be available on FiOS TV channel 103 in New York on Feb. 2 and in New Jersey by Feb. 11.
FiOS TV offers a broad collection of programming, which includes more than 595 all-digital channels - with up to 132 HD channels - in the New York metropolitan area, and more than 18,000 monthly video-on-demand titles. FiOS also provides next-generation interactive services including an advanced interactive media guide; social TV, news and entertainment widgets; remote DVR management; multi-room DVR; and more.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, serving more than 91 million customers nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers innovative, seamless business solutions to customers around the world. A Dow 30 company, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of approximately 222,900 and last year generated consolidated revenues of more than $107 billion. For more information, visit www.verizon.com.
Built on the worldwide resources of NBC News, MSNBC defines news for the next generation with world-class reporting and a full schedule of live news coverage, political analysis and award-winning documentary programming - 24 hours a day, seven days a week. MSNBC's home on the Internet is msnbc.com. Msnbc.com delivers a fuller spectrum of news. Drawing on its award-winning original journalism, NBC News heritage, trusted sources and Microsoft's advanced technologies, the site presents compelling, diverse and visually-engaging stories on the consumer's platform of choice.
Members of the media can get more information about MSNBC and its programming on msnbc.com or the NBC Universal Media Village Web site at www.nbcumv.com.