announced an agreement with IMF: The International Music Feed
, the 24-hour music television network featuring hit music from the United States and around the world. IMF will supply its innovative music video channel and on-demand programming for Verizon's fiber-optic-powered television service, FiOS TV.
Under the terms of the agreement, Verizon will offer the IMF channel in its FiOS TV Premier package and provide on-demand IMF programming and individual music videos. FiOS TV customers soon will be able to choose from 1,000 music videos and IMF music programs, performances and specials representing an unprecedented 100 hours of programming per month. TVN, Verizon's video-on-demand transport agent, is coordinating the delivery of the content.
"IMF will deliver an extensive lineup of top domestic and international music videos to FiOS TV customers, advancing our already strong commitment to content choice and diversity," said Terry Denson, vice president of FiOS TV content strategy and acquisition. "It's another way we differentiate ourselves in our markets and add value to our FiOS TV service."
IMF President Andy Schuon said, "We are delighted to join with Verizon through their exciting new FiOS TV service. The collaboration between Verizon and IMF is an excellent example of how we can enhance the music experience for fans everywhere. With the IMF channel and our video on-demand offering, Verizon and IMF will bring music on television to a whole new level."
IMF programming includes a mix of the top music videos from the United States and the world. Categories include Hip Hop Society, The Bridge (Latin), One World (chart-topping global hits), Passage to India (Indian), Raw Feed (exclusive artist interviews), and Hello World (music and pop-culture from dozens of countries), among others.
Verizon FiOS TV provides more than 400 digital video and music channels, two dozen high-definition channels, 2,500 on-demand titles and features such as FiOS TV Widgets, which supplies on-touch, on-demand access to real-time local weather and traffic. FiOS TV is delivered over Verizon's fiber-to-the-premises network, the largest of its kind in the country. Verizon offers FiOS TV in more than 50 communities in parts of seven states: California, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Virginia and Texas. It is adding new markets as it obtains franchises giving it the legal authority to do so.