Verizon’s FiOS to Carry Four Hearst-Argyle Stations

Jul 26, 2006  •  Post A Comment

Verizon Communications’ fiber-optic television service, FiOS, will carry signals from Hearst-Argyle TV stations in four markets.

The long-term deal announced Wednesday includes video-on-demand and high-definition rights to the stations’ local programs and carriage of digital multicast programming. ABC-affiliated WCVB-TV in Boston and WMUR-TV in Manchester, N.H., and NBC-affiliated WBAL-TV in Baltimore are included in the agreement. Independent WMOR-TV in Tampa also is taking part.

“Popular local video content is essential to the success of program distributors, whether that distribution is over the broadcast airwaves, or via satellite, coaxial cable or fiber-optic lines,” said David Barrett, Hearst-Argyle Television President and CEO. “Our TV stations are leading providers of branded local video content.”