In an emailed statement 90 minutes after the outage was first reported, Verizon said it was working on the problem hurting Fios service “throughout the Northeast corridor” and that some service had already been restored. The telecom giant had reported a cut fiber in Brooklyn via Twitter, although it’s not clear if that issue was responsible for the entire outage. Verizon didn’t give any estimate in its email about when the problem would be fixed.
The Cox Media stations acquired by Apollo Global Management have been blacked out to subscribers to Verizon’s FiOS as the result of a retransmission consent fee dispute. Verizon’s deal with the stations expired Tuesday at midnight.
The contract replaces one that expires Monday and comes following Verizon warning its customers last week that they were in danger of losing Disney-owned properties on the service. Disney also ran ads warning of the possible blackout. News of the new agreement did not offer specifics.
Verizon says the company is conducting trials of 4K content delivery with a satellite company by the name of SES. The company gives little to no detail on when the trials will begin, but says the trial will involve test delivery of nine smaller channels to begin: NASA TV, 4K Universe, C4K60, Fashion One 4K, Insight, Nature Relaxation, Travelxp 4K, UHD1 and an SES demonstration channel.
Verizon is quietly getting ready to launch its next-generation TV service in at least one of its FiOS markets later this year, Variety has learned from multiple sources with knowledge of the company’s plans. The service will be based on a new set-top box that incorporates some of the technology Verizon acquired from Intel a little over two years ago, and represents a bigger shift towards IP-based technology and a world where traditional pay TV isn’t the only game in town anymore.
The complaint filed today in New York’s state Supreme Court alleges Verizon is breaching its contract with ESPN, owned by Walt Disney Co., by unbundling the sports channel from the main programming line-up of Verizon’s FiOS TV.
Entertainment Studios Inc. signed a multi-year carriage extension of its six high-definition television networks available on Verizon FiOS TV. The networks are Cars.TV, Comedy.TV, ES.TV, MyDestinatin.TV, Pets.TV and Recipe.TV. “This agreement is part of our ongoing commitment to continue offering FiOS TV customers a variety of content,” said Terry Denson, VP of content strategy and […]
One month after the search-advertising giant Google lost its perch within several cable outlets owned by NBC Universal, it has secured a deal with Verizon’s emerging Fios video system.
Verizon’s FiOS TV service will offer a selection of 3D films late this year as it continues to experiment with 3D offers.