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Verizon Adding SportsNet New York HD to FiOS TV Lineup

Verizon Communications will add SportsNet New York HD to its FiOS TV lineup in northern New Jersey Friday.

SNY is the HD feed of the regional sports network, which features more than 120 New York Mets regular-season Major League Baseball contests, as well as programming related to the National Football League’s New York Jets.

In other Verizon news, the Rockland County village of West Haverstraw and the Westchester County community of North Castle approved video franchises for FiOS TV service Wednesday night.

The telco will compete with incumbent cable operator Cablevision Systems in both communities.

The North Castle franchise covers the town's unincorporated hamlets of Armonk, North White Plains and Banksville. Each incorporated area of North Castle, as well as all other incorporated areas of New York, must conduct its own negotiations with Verizon for a video franchise.

The approvals by West Haverstraw and North Castle came one day after a similar action by the Long Island community of New Hyde Park.