Verizon announced today it is now making available 100 HD channels via its FiOS service to 108 New York neighborhoods. The company says it now offers more high-definition choices than Time Warner and Cablevision. The new additions will also be offered to existing FiOS TV markets in the area including parts of Long Island, Northern New Jersey, and the suburbs North of New York City.
Along with VOD titles available in HD, and the 100 available channels, customers have about 500 HD choices to choose from. “New Yorkers at long last have a better choice for TV,” said Maura Breen, Verizon general manager for New York.
Regarding the quality of the FiOS service, Shawn Strickland, vice president of video solutions for Verizon said, “The immense capacity of our advanced network means FiOS TV customers receive HD signals just as Verizon receives them, without the additional compression that some cable companies perform. This means stunning picture-and-sound quality that’s noticeably better, delivered on the network that’s made for HD.”