Entertainment Studios has extended its deal with Verizon
FiOS TV to carry its six 24-hour high-definition cable networks for several
more years. Those networks are Cars.TV, Comedy.TV, ES.TV, MyDestination.TV, Pets.TV
"This agreement is part of our ongoing commitment to
continue offering FiOS TV customers a variety of content," said Terry Denson, Verizo's VP of content
strategy and acquisition, in a statement. "Entertainment Studios Networks
is a content provider that can offer quality programming on all screens, which
is something we seek out for our FiOS subscribers."
"Because we own
our content 100 percent, we are able to offer 100 percent authentication
rights, which is essential for platforms to succeed," said Byron Allen,
founder, chairman and CEO of Entertainment Studios. "Multi-screen programming
is a must-have strategy and Verizon FiOS TV is the clear leader."
Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.
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