Verizon gets rights to local content in exchange for carrying HD and SD signals of all LIN stations in FiOS markets.
LIN TV Corp. today announced that it has reached an agreement with Verizon for retransmission services of its broadcast stations through Verizon’s FiOS TV service to consumers in LIN’s TV markets.
“We are pleased to be partnering with an industry leader like Verizon to offer LIN TV station viewers a rich experience and provide households with more choice and competitive pricing,” said Vincent L. Sadusky, president and chief executive officer of LIN TV Corp.
The agreement grants Verizon the right to LIN TV’s locally produced content, including market-leading local newscasts, for video on demand (VOD) and to carry both the analog and HDTV signals of all the LIN stations in markets where Verizon provides FiOS TV service. WAVY (NBC) and WVBT (Fox), both serving the Norfolk, Va., market, will be the first of LIN’s stations to air on Verizon’s FiOS TV.
LIN TV owns and operates 31 television stations in 18 mid-size markets in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, three of which are operated pursuant to local marketing agreements.