Verizon is delivering more international content to its FiOS TV
subscribers with the launch of three new channels from World TV that
feature Korean, Mandarin and Greek programming. With the additions,
FiOS TV subscribers now have access to 35 international channels
covering 20 languages – a collection that cable can’t match. The three
new channels will be available in all FiOS TV markets by the end of the
"International programming on FiOS TV offers a world of diverse
channels in a growing variety of languages," said Terry Denson, vice
president of content strategy and acquisition for Verizon. "We are
introducing our first Greek channel, along with new Korean and Mandarin
channels, and delivering an expanding international offering with the
amazing picture-and-sound quality that only FiOS delivers."
Verizon FiOS TV’s new international programming consists of:
YTN (channel 1761), the CNN news channel of Korea, which joins a new
Korean package that also includes MBC (channel 1760) for $24.99 per
Phoenix North America (channel 1797), a Mandarin channel offering news
and entertainment, including programs like "Phoenix North America News"
and "Experience America"; the channel joins CCTV4 (channel 1795) and
CTI (channel 1796) in a new Chinese Mandarin package for $15.99 per
Antenna (channel 1789), FiOS TV’s first Greek channel, featuring
comedies, dramas, news, current affairs programs, game shows,
entertainment programming and more for $14.99 per month.
The three new channels come from World TV, a division of content
management and delivery company GlobeCast, which signed a distribution
deal last year with Verizon for top-tier international channels,
including Russian channel RTR Planeta, Romanian channels Pro TV and
RSC1, Portuguese channel RTPi, and more.
Verizon is currently offering new customers who subscribe to Verizon’s
better or best bundled package of FiOS TV, FiOS Internet and phone
service the option to add one International TV package free of charge
for three months.* Customers can select a package in any one of the
following languages: Chinese, Filipino, German, Hindi, Korean, Punjabi,
Portuguese, Russian, Spanish or Vietnamese. Total savings on the
International TV package, if selected, range from $29.97 to $104.97,
depending on the bundled packages selected.
FiOS TV offers a broad collection of programming, with more than 500
all-digital channels including more than 126 HD channels and more than
18,000 monthly VOD titles. FiOS provides next-generation interactive
services including an advanced interactive media guide; news,
entertainment and social TV widgets; remote DVR management; multi-room
DVR; and more.