Verizon FiOS TVAdds Worship Network In Northeast

Verizon Monday announced the addition of The Worship Network, qubo and ION Life channels for subscribers in Boston, New York and Northern New Jersey.

The launch follows the recent addition of the ION channel suite to the FiOS TV lineup in Philadelphia, Southern California, Dallas, Tampa, Fla. and Washington D.C. as well as the previously announced launch in Portland, Ore.

“This new agreement brings The Worship Network’s inspirational programs to a new audience, and we welcome the opportunity to build our family of viewers,” said Bruce Koblish, Worship president, in a statement. “We are especially excited to share our latest project; a live worship concert entitled ‘Hymns of Hope,’ with FiOS subscribers.”

The Worship Network recently began expanding its offerings through live worship events while continuing to produce its core “Worship” program for its subscribers.

“The launch of our diginets clearly demonstrates Verizon’s commitment to its FiOS TV subscribers,” Steve Friedman, President Network Distribution of ION Media Networks, said in a statement. “It also reinforces the value of special-interest programming on television.”

The Worship Network’s Web site, provides complete station listings and viewing information as well as live streaming of the network’s broadcast and specials. The 24-hour network is available in more than 50 markets and serves more than 70 million U.S. households.