Verizon adds MundoFox Spanish-language net to FiOS
Gabriel Miramar-Garcia | 30-08-2012
In one of the first major pay-TV carriage deals for the new Spanish-language broadcast network from Fox International Channels and RCN Television Group of Colombia, Verizon is adding MundoFox to the FiOS TV channel lineup. MundoFox features scripted dramas, news, sports, game shows and comedies.
"Bringing MundoFox to FiOS subscribers is an important step in the growth of our network," said Emiliano Saccone, president of MundoFox, said in a statement. "Having a tremendous distribution partner like Verizon will allow more viewers to experience our diverse roster of quality programming that echoes the interests of the 'New Latino' viewer."
MundoFox is now part of the FiOS TV lineup in the Los Angeles and Dallas areas. By the end of the week, the channel will be available on FiOS TV Channel 20 for FiOS TV customers in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey and the New York City area.
MundoFox is expected to launch in Florida on FiOS TV in September. Verizon expects to add a high-definition version of the channel to the FiOS TV lineup by year-end.
MundoFox is available in all FiOS TV packages for customers in these areas as part of the basic tier. Verizon also offers a range of Hispanic programming in the La Conexion and Spanish-language packages. La Conexion is a bundled package that includes Verizon's phone and FiOS Internet services, which costs $89.99 per month for more than 190 channels including 31 in HD. Verizon's Spanish-language package is available for $12.99 per month and features 70 Spanish channels, including news, sports and entertainment.