Verizon Launches HD Transport Service in Eastern U.S.

Verizon Business has launched an HD digital video transport service for broadcast and entertainment companies in 13 Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states.

The new service, dubbed "Hi-Def DVTS," is designed to address the need to economically transport video content without the use of costly compression equipment or adversely affecting video quality, Verizon said. The transport service is available in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, West Virginia and Vermont.

The telco said as demand for HD content grows for various purposes, it is responding to the demands of the broadcast industry to transport and manage 1080i and 720p content while attempting to keep costs down. The new service, provided via fiber optics like Verizon's FiOS TV service, will include in its target of potential customers broadcast networks needing to transport HD signals to affiliates, and operations requiring video carriage from sports venues to production facilities.