announced a programming-distribution agreement with TV One, the new entertainment and lifestyle network for African-American adults. Under the agreement, TV One is now available on Verizon FiOS TV, which was launched in Keller, Texas, on Sept. 22. The agreement was signed prior to the Keller launch, and TV One is currently available in Keller and will be available in future FiOS TV markets.
TV One features a broad mix of original and existing programming, including lifestyle and home improvement series, dramas, sitcoms, game shows, music shows, movies and public affairs programming. It is available to subscribers of FiOS TV's expanded basic service, which carries a wide range of familiar, diverse and newer programming.
"TV One is a compelling new entertainment network that appeals to African-American viewers, and it advances our commitment to provide relevant programming choices for our culturally diverse customers," said Terry Denson, vice president of programming and marketing for Verizon FiOS TV.
Brad Samuels, TV One executive vice president of affiliate sales and marketing, said, "We thank Verizon for its support of TV One and look forward to a partnership that addresses their business objectives and brings to their customers high-quality programming that is entertaining and portrays the breadth and depth of the African-American culture."
FiOS TV in Keller includes a broad collection of all-digital programming with more than 330 channels and more on the way. FiOS TV digital customers will also have access to a large selection of on-demand content that is easy to order and view.