Download the Fios TV app Archives

Download the Fios TV app Archives

Download the Fios TV app Archives

Download the Fios TV app Archives

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CBS Gets Carriage For Dabl On Xfinity, Fios

Next TV | by Jon Lafayette

CBS Television Distribution reached deals to have Comcast’s Xfinity and Verizon Fios carry its Dabl ad-supported lifestyle network in 13 markets. ViacomCBS owns TV stations in those markets and broadcasts the network on their subchannels.

Law&Crime Network Launches On Verizon FiOS

TVNewsCheck | by Mark K. Miller

Law&Crime, a 24/7 true crime and live trial network, just launched on one of the largest cable providers in the United States — it’s now available on Verizon FiOS’s most popular channel packages nationwide. Law&Crime, which is already available on most major OTT platforms including Sling, fuboTV, Philo, Vidgo, Comcast Xfinity, XUMO and TV Plus, […]

Verizon Fios Adding The Weather Channel

TVNewsCheck | by TVN Staff

Beginning June 24, The Weather Channel will retirn to Verizon Fios TV customers on ch. 611. It will also become available via the Fios TV app later this fall. The Weather Channel was dropped by Verizon in 2015. “We are happy to bring Fios TV customers another trusted resource for weather information with the addition […]

Tegna, Verizon Reach Multi-Year Carriage Deal

TVNewsCheck | by Mark K. Miller

WUSA in Washington, D.C., WVEC in Norfolk, Va., and WGRZ in Buffalo, N.Y., have returned to the Verizon Fios lineup.

Tegna Stations Go Dark To Verizon Customers

Multichannel News | by Mike Farrell

Tegna television stations in three markets — Washington, D.C. (WUSA-CBS), Norfolk, Va. (WVEC-ABC) and Buffalo, N.Y. (WGRZ-NBC) — went dark to Verizon Communications Fios TV customers on Monday at 5 p.m. ET, after the parties failed to reach a retransmission consent agreement.

Disney Warns FiOS Customers Of Blackout

Deadline | by Dade Hayes

‘Tis the season for cable carriage fights, with Dec. 31 a common expiration date for major deals, and the latest battle is brewing between Disney and Verizon FiOS. The media company has started airing ads aimed at the 4.5 million subscribers to FiOS. The spots carry the message “don’t lose your shows.”

Tribune Sets Retrans Deals With Verizon, Others

TVNewsCheck | by Mark K. Miller

New carriage contracts with FiOS, Atlantic Broadband and Google Fiber cover more than 3.6 million subscribers.

Univision Amps Up Criticism Of Verizon

by TVNewsCheck

Univision is ratcheting up its criticism of Verizon for deciding to “withhold Univision news, information and services from their Hispanic subscribers” by dropping the network’s signal from its FiOS service in a carriage dispute.

Univision Goes Dark On Verizon FiOS

by TVNewsCheck

In a surprise move, Univision was dropped from Verizon FiOS Monday at about 5 p.m. ET, where most of the 5 million or so affected customers are. The sides had been negotiating, but being dropped appears to have caught Univision off guard.

FETV Adds Verizon And Frontier

by Staff

Family Entertainment TV said today the cable and satellite network has added Verizon FiOS (ch. 155) and Frontier Communications (ch. 155). FETV is currently on Dish Network (ch. 82), DirecTV (ch. 323) and ATT UVerse (ch. 578). Drew Sumrall, CEO of FETV, said: “FETV is one of the fastest growing networks in America, and we […]

Verizon Revamps ‘Skinny’ FiOS TV Bundles

Variety | by TVNewsCheck

Verizon Communications is overhauling the lower-priced FiOS Custom TV bundles, and will now offer two basic packages — one with sports channels, and one without them. The new “skinny” TV packages, launching Sunday, come almost a year after ESPN and other programmers objected to the initial Custom TV packaging, under which all sports nets were available only in optional add-on tiers. ESPN had filed a breach-of-contract lawsuit against Verizon over the issue.

FiOS Launches Entertainment Studios’ Justice Central

TVMediaInsights | by TVNewsCheck

Disney Bans Verizon ‘Cheap Bundle’ Ads

New York Post | by TVNewsCheck

Verizon has been banished from the Magic Kingdom. Disney’s television networks and radio stations are refusing to accept ads for Verizon FiOS’ new slimmed-down cable TV package.


Fox, NBC Join Protest Over Slim FioS Bundle

The Washington Post | by TVNewsCheck

Verizon’s effort to break-up the cable bundle and offer consumers cheaper television options ran into a major hurdle Tuesday after Fox and NBC joined Disney’s ESPN to express their opposition to the move. With consumers increasingly shunning the cost of huge bundles of cable channels, Verizon on Sunday launched cheaper, skinny packages tailored around specific genres.

FiOS Shifts To ‘Skinny Bundles’ For TV

The New York Times | by TVNewsCheck

In an effort to battle streaming rivals, the FiOS Custom TV service will begin on Sunday,  offering a base $55 monthly package that includes some customization.

Verizon FiOS Drops The Weather Channel

CNN | by TVNewsCheck

Another storm is brewing between The Weather Channel and one of its biggest distributors. Last year it was DirecTV, which dropped the channel for three months. Now it’s Verizon FiOS, which abruptly removed the channel from its television lineup on Sunday night.

WFXT Boston Returns To FiOS Lineup

Boston Globe | by TVNewsCheck

Verizon FiOS and Cox Media Group, the new owner of Boston Fox affiliate WFXT, settled their retrans dispute Wednesday night, restoring access to the station for Massachusetts FiOS customers following a blackout on Thanksgiving Day.

WFXT Boston Returns To FiOS Lineup | by TVNewsCheck

WFXT Goes Dark On FiOS Over Cox Dispute

Deadline | by TVNewsCheck

Some football fans in Massachusetts and Rhode Island had to scramble to find alternative ways to watch the Eagles-Cowboys Thanksgiving game as the Fox station in the area, WFXT, which carries the matchup, went dark on Verizon FiOS at 3 a.m. Thursday, affecting 400,000 customers. The reason is awfully familiar — another retransmission fee dispute between Verizon and Cox Media Group, which bought the Boston-based station WFXT from Fox in June and embarked on renegotiating retransmission fees.

Verizon Agrees To Carry SEC Network On FiOS

Sports Business Daily | by TVNewsCheck

FiOS Streaming CBS, Fox Affils In-Home

Variety | by TVNewsCheck

It’s still not close to TV Everywhere, but Verizon Communications is expanding live-TV streaming options to let FiOS customers watch CBS and Fox stations in several East Coast markets at home on tablets and smartphones.

AT&T, Verizon Might Refocus TV Strategy

Variety | by TVNewsCheck

When both companies launched their TV services, BlackBerry was cutting edge and the iPhone was still more than two years away. The emergence of streaming wasn’t obvious. Both companies are positioned to handle mobile demand, but expanding TV services is expensive and difficult to muster as demand stays depressed.

Verizon Wants A National TV Audience

New York Post | by TVNewsCheck

Verizon is having conversations with major programmers about how to bring its FiOS programming service to a national audience, sources say. Such a move would ape similar attempts by Comcast and Dish to gain control over TV channel rights that go beyond their existing footprint in the event the business goes through a radical shift.

CBS And Verizon Reach Carriage Agreement

TVNewsCheck | by Staff

The three-year deal includes retransmission consent for CBS Owned Stations on Verizon FiOS TV as well as increased carriage of CBS Sports Network.

Fox Sports 1 Launch Set With All Operators

Variety | by TVNewsCheck

Fox announced Thursday that its new national sports network — Fox Sports 1 — is set to bow Saturday with all major cable, satellite and telco TV operators, including late holdouts DirecTV, Dish Network and Time Warner Cable. FS1 will be distributed to about 90 million U.S. households, according to Fox.

CBS Blackout Drives Verizon FiOS Sub Gains

New York Daily News | by TVNewsCheck

With Time Warner and CBS locked in a nasty contractual dispute, leaving 3.2 million cable customers without the network, Verizon is beginning to benefit. The telecom giant, according to industry sources, has seen its FiOS subscription base rise between 5% and 15% in various neighborhoods compared to last year.

Verizon’s FiOS TV Sub Growth Slows In 1Q

Hollywood Reporter | by TVNewsCheck

TV, Film Launch Violence Info Campaign

TVNewsCheck | by Staff

A multimedia public service effort is designed to raise parental awareness of TV and film ratings, parental controls, media literacy and mental health issues.

AMC Reaches Carriage Deal With FiOS

Deadline | by TVNewsCheck

The companies announced that they have a pact to keep the channels on the phone giant’s video system past the end of December, when the current contract expires. While the companies didn’t disclose specific terms, AMC says that it’s a “long-term agreement” that “recognizes the value of our networks.”

Newport, FiOS Make Deals In Three Markets

TVBR | by TVNewsCheck

Newport Television-owned stations in Harrisburg, Pa.; Albany, N.Y.; and Syracuse, N.Y., have been restored to local Verizon FiOS systems over the weekend after the two companies reached a new retransmission deal.


WSYR, FiOs Down To The Wire In Syracuse | by TVNewsCheck

The Newport-owned ABC affiliate is telling viewers that view the station via Verizon’s FiOS service that they may not receive the channel after Thursday.The two companies are in the midst of retransmission consent contract negotiations. The current contract expires Thursday.

WJAR, Verizon Set New Retrans Agreement

WJAR | by TVNewsCheck

Media General’s NBC affiliate in Providence, R.I., today announced that it has reached an agreement on a new retransmission consent contract with Verizon FiOS.

Sinclair, Verizon Reach Deal In Baltimore

Baltimore Sun | by TVNewsCheck

Verizon and Sinclair Broadcast Group reached a retransmission consent agreement, according to Bill Fanshawe, general manager of Baltimore’s WBFF and WNUV. WBFF is owned and WNUV is managed by the Hunt Valley based broadcaster. The old deal expires on Dec. 31.

Sinclair, FiOS In Retrans Tussle In Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Radio & TV Online | by TVNewsCheck

Sinclair Broadcasting Group, owner of WPGH (Fox) and WPMY (MNT), whose contract for carriage with Verizon’s FiOS expires on Dec. 31, says “based on the current status of negotiations we do not believe they will be carrying this stations after that date.”

History Launches TV Screen Commerce Initiative

Los Angeles Times | by TVNewsCheck

Fios TV App Bringing 26 Chs To Xbox 360

CNET | by TVNewsCheck

Starting in December, Xbox Live Gold members will be able to download a Verizon Fios TV application to their Xbox 360 gaming consoles. Upon doing so, and as long as they’re both Verizon TV and Internet subscribers, they’ll be able to watch live programming on 26 channels through Verizon’s service.

Fox Adds 2 Ops To Authentication System

MediaPost | by TVNewsCheck

Fox has added two new operators to its effort placing a soft paywall around online streaming of shows, such as Glee and The Simpsons. Mediacom and Verizon FiOS customers can view episodes the day after air, so long as they log in and prove they are paying subscribers.

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I’m failry certain we’ll never get to à la carte cable. Certainly not in the next several years… given the current content hegemony that requires channels on certain tiers and/or bundling of multiple properties. Having said that, industry has taken notice as consumers look to exert more control over their content choices and seek more value from their entertainment expenditures. And Verizon announced a new permutation of FiOS… that, interestingly, most closely resembles Sling TV.

Double play plans start at $55/month with both existing or new Verizon FiOS customers choosing the data speeds they want, including the base 34 Custom HD channel lineup, with the possibility to add “channel packs” for $10/pop. Triple play, for voice, is also an option. The new plans do not require a 2-year agreement, as so many other FiOS packages do, but the most interesting aspect is, of course, the ability to more finely tune the stations you receive.

Read moreNew Verizon FiOS TV Bundles Don’t Include BBC Channels

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HBO Max Launch: How to Get the Streaming Service (and How You Can’t)

HBO Max, WarnerMedia’s shiny new vessel into the streaming wars, is set to launch on Wednesday, May 27.

It’s regularly priced at $14.99 monthly, the same as the existing HBO Now service, but with much more: HBO Max includes everything on HBO plus hundreds of additional titles, including the complete runs of “Friends” and “The Big Bang Theory”; more than 2,000 movies; and Max Originals “Love Life,” “On the Record,” “Legendary,” “Craftopia,” “Looney Tunes” and “The Not Too Late Show with Elmo.”

So how will you be able to access to HBO Max?

First off, it’s initially available only in the U.S. The AT&T-owned media company has inked a dozen distribution deals — but as of this writing, it has not secured pacts with three biggies: Comcast, Roku and Amazon Fire TV. That means customers who subscribe to HBO through Comcast Xfinity TV, the Roku Channel or Amazon Prime Video Channels do not have access to HBO Max. (WarnerMedia also doesn’t have a deal with Dish Network/Sling TV, which hasn’t carried HBO since November 2018.)

[UPDATE, 5/27, 10 a.m. PT: After the HBO Max launch, Comcast and WarnerMedia announced a deal to bring the streaming service to Xfinity X1 and Flex subscribers.]

For the distribution deals WarnerMedia has signed, existing subscribers of HBO on each platform (for the most part) will receive automatic access to HBO Max. Out of the gate, though, to get access to HBO Max, those subscribers will need to download the HBO Max app on one of the supported platforms (i.e., the content won’t be integrated into program guides on pay-TV providers). At that point, they will need to log in using their existing HBO Now/HBO Go credentials.

HBO Max’s launch partners currently include: AT&T, which is offering various bundling and free-trial offers; Apple; Google/YouTube TV; Hulu; Charter; Samsung; Altice USA; Cox; Verizon; Microsoft’s Xbox One; Sony’s PlayStation 4; and the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC), a consortium of smaller cable operators.

Note that HBO Now is not going away just yet on all platforms (it’s still available on Roku and Fire TV, for example), given that WarnerMedia does not have deals with all current distributors. Similarly, the HBO Go streaming service for customers of pay-TV affiliates will remain (i.e. for Comcast subscribers).

Here are the details for each way to access and/or sign up for HBO Max:

Direct Subscription: Sign up directly on Leading up to the launch, HBO Max is available to preorder for a 20% discount of $11.99 per month for new or returning HBO Now customers who sign up by May 27 at 2:59 a.m. ET.

Apple: At launch, customers will be able to access HBO Max on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple TV 4th generation and later (Apple TV HD and Apple TV 4K) devices; users with 2nd- and 3rd-generation Apple TV models can stream HBO Max content from their iPhone or iPad to their TV with AirPlay. Existing HBO Now customers who are billed through the App Store and HBO subscribers through Apple TV channels can log in and access the HBO Max app at no additional charge. New HBO Max customers will be able to subscribe directly in the app using in-app purchase. In addition, HBO Max content will be integrated within the Apple TV app, letting users search for HBO Max series and movies using Siri and universal search.


  • Video customers
    • Bundled for no extra charge with DirecTV Premier and Lo Maximo; U-Verse U400, U450, and U450 Latino; AT&T TV Now Max packages; and a new AT&T TV Premier package coming soon
    • One year free for new AT&T TV Choice, Xtra, Ultimate, and Óptimo Más customers and new DirecTV Choice, Xtra, Ultimate, Más Ultra or Óptimo Más customers
    • Three months free for existing customers of many other AT&T video packages (excluding lowest-tier plans such as DirecTV Family, UFamily, U-Basic, and AT&T TV Now Plus)
  • Wireless customers
    • Bundled for no extra charge with AT&T Unlimited Elite wireless plan (which already included HBO)
    • One month free for new and existing customers on AT&T Unlimited Extra, AT&T Unlimited Starter and AT&T Mobile Share plans
  • Internet customers
    • Bundled for no extra charge with the AT&T Internet 1000 plan (with advertised speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second)
    • One month free for other AT&T internet plans

Hulu: Most existing HBO subscribers on Hulu will be automatically upgraded to HBO Max for no additional cost. However, some Hulu customers with HBO who are billed through a third-party may not be eligible for HBO Max. Eligible new and existing Hulu subscribers will be able to purchase HBO Max directly through Hulu with any package. To access the extra HBO Max content, Hulu users will need to use the HBO Max app and sign in using their Hulu login credentials.

Google: Current HBO Now subscribers with the Android app billed through Google Play will be automatically upgraded to HBO Max app at no additional charge. New HBO Max customers will be able to subscribe directly from Google.

YouTube TV: HBO Max will be available as an add-on to YouTube TV customers at launch; users must log in separately to an HBO Max app on a supported platform.

Charter: All of Charter’s existing HBO subscribers, including subscribers in its Spectrum Silver and Gold video packages, will automatically be given access to HBO Max for no additional charge. All remaining and new customers will be able to purchase HBO Max directly from Charter.

Samsung: Owners of Samsung smart TVs – models from 2016 through 2020 – will be able to download and purchase HBO Max directly.

Altice USA: All existing Optimum and Suddenlink HBO and HBO Now subscribers will have immediate access to HBO Max in addition to their existing HBO linear and on demand services and at no extra cost. Customers will be able to access HBO Max by downloading the app or accessing it on desktop and logging in using their Altice One, Optimum or Suddenlink credentials. Altice’s remaining and new customers will be able to purchase HBO Max directly from the cable operator.

Cox Communications: All of Contour’s existing HBO subscribers will have immediate access to HBO Max at launch and at no extra cost, in addition to their existing HBO linear and on demand services. Customers will be able to log into the HBO Max app on supported devices or access it on desktop and log in using their Cox account credentials. All remaining and new customers will be able to purchase HBO Max directly from Cox.

Verizon: All of Verizon’s existing Fios customers who subscribe to HBO or HBO Now will get immediate access to HBO Max at launch and at no extra cost. HBO Max will be available to these customers in addition to their existing HBO linear or streaming services. Verizon’s other Fios TV and Fios Internet customers will be able to purchase HBO Max directly from the telco as an add-on to video services or as a standalone streaming service available to internet-only customers.

Microsoft’s Xbox One: Users in the U.S. who subscribe to HBO Max will be also able to access the platform at launch; the HBO Max app will be available on current Xbox One consoles and via the Microsoft Store on May 27.

Sony’s PlayStation 4: Available on PS4 systems at launch to users in the U.S. who subscribe to HBO Max.

NCTC Affiliates: HBO Max will be made available at launch to independent cable and broadband operators including WOW!, Atlantic Broadband, RCN, Grande Communications & Wave, and MCTV.

(Pictured above: HBO Max home screen on Apple TV)

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