LIN TV Announces Agreement With Verizon
January 12, 2007
LIN TV Corp. announced that it has reached an agreement with Verizon for retransmission services of its broadcast stations through Verizon’s FiOS TV to consumers in LIN TV’s markets, providing greater choice for subscription television and on-demand programming via Verizon’s all-digital, fiber-optic network.
“We are pleased to be partnering with an industry leader like Verizon to offer LIN TV station viewers a rich experience and provide households with more choice and competitive pricing,” said Vincent L. Sadusky, president and chief executive officer of LIN TV Corp.
The agreement grants Verizon the right to LIN TV’s locally produced content, including market-leading local newscasts, for Video on Demand (VOD) and to carry both the analog and HDTV signals of all the LIN stations in markets where Verizon provides FiOS TV service. WAVY-TV NBC 10 and WVBT-TV FOX Channel 43, both serving the Norfolk, VA, market will be the first of LIN TV’s stations to air on Verizon’s FiOS TV.