FiOS To Launch Washington TV Channel
Two years ago, Verizon began rolling out its fiber-optic service, or FiOS, in the Washington area and across the country.
Now, FiOS is launching some original programming.
FiOS combines consumers' telephone, television and high-speed Internet services in a "triple-play" competitive counter to cable and satellite television providers and phone companies.
On Friday, Verizon will launch FiOS1, a television channel devoted to "hyper-local" coverage of the Washington area, the company said. The 24/7 channel will include local news from WUSA-9 TV and a traffic and weather service.
Verizon will hire a "handful" of videographers to produce pieces about local events and items of interest.
Also in the offing: Northern Virginia high school and some local college sports, including games from Georgetown and George Mason. And the channel will carry some Major League Baseball games.
Now: Who will actually see FiOS1? The channel will be available in parts of suburban Maryland and Northern Virginia, but not yet in the District.
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