Verizon adds NFL Network and RedZone to FiOS Online
Michelle Clancy | 17-12-2012
Verizon has expanded its FiOS TV sports programming slate for TV Everywhere with the launch of online access to NFL Network programming. The addition of Watch NFL Network to FiOS TV Online gives FiOS customers who receive NFL Network and NFL RedZone as part of their TV package the ability to view programming online from the two channels from anywhere in the U.S., with a broadband connection.
The agreement follows a similar deal between Cablevision and the NFL recently.
Watch NFL Network offers live streaming access to NFL Network and RedZone programming, including Thursday Night Football games, NFL Total Access, NFL GameDay and the new morning show NFL AM. Live streaming of NFL RedZone, where viewers can watch every touchdown for every game on Sunday afternoon, is available every Sunday during the regular season.
"We are thrilled to give FiOS TV customers anytime, anywhere access to NFL Network and NFL RedZone, as we continue to expand the FiOS offering and give our customers a truly borderless lifestyle," said Terry Denson, vice president of content strategy and acquisition for Verizon. "Sports programming, especially football, has always been an important feature for so many of our FiOS TV customers. Watch NFL Network will ensure they never have to miss their NFL programming again."
Hans Schroeder , senior vice president of media strategy and development for the NFL, said, "This authentication agreement with Verizon is part of a larger NFL Media initiative to deliver NFL content to fans and consumers in as many ways possible."
In the future, the programming will be made available to FiOS TV customers on tablets as well, the company noted.