The score was 104 to 103 according to a recent study from Pike & Fischer revealing DirecTV offered only one more HD channel than FiOS. A scan of both websites today confirmed the 104 number for DirecTV, while a count of HD channels available from Verizon in the Los Angeles area came to 108.
The HD channel counts don’t take into consideration HD VOD, of which both companies offer a substantial amount of HD titles in their libraries.
The FiOS additions in California included Encore HD, Cinemax HD East and HBO HD East. In standard-definition, Verizon also added Chiller, CBS College Sports Network, The Home Shopping Network, Blue Highways, and eight multicultural channels.
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