CBS Sports Network Joins Verizon FiOS Custom TV Lineup
Sports fans will be able to watch some of their favorite teams and more as CBS Sports Network joins the Sports Channel Pack on the FiOS Custom TV lineup starting May 1. FiOS Custom TV offers customers more freedom and flexibility to choose the perfect TV plan for their home or small business, with content they can customize from a menu of choices.
Customers can purchase a package of programming that includes their choice of channel packs from seven different genres: Kids, Pop Culture, Lifestyle, Entertainment, News & Info, Sports and Sports Plus.
CBS Sports Network, the 24-hour home of CBS Sports, televises nearly 600 live events and over 3,000 hours of live programming showcasing an array of college football and basketball, as well as professional sports. The network features in-depth studio shows, documentaries and provides extensive shoulder programming around CBS Sports’ Championship events, including the Super Bowl, the Masters, and PGA Championship.
“While consumer choice is at the heart of our Custom TV product, when customers make their choices we want them to have the best experience and the most robust package possible,” said Terry Denson vice president, content acquisition and strategy at Verizon. “The addition of CBS Sports Network does just that, with a whole suite of programming that will satisfy a sports-lover’s craving for games, features and analysis.”
Every FiOS Custom TV package includes a base set of channels with select national networks, plus all local broadcast TV stations as well as at least two genre packs that match customers’ interests. CBS Sports Network will be available in the Sports Channel Pack. In addition, CBS Sports Network will continue to be available to subscribers in Verizon’s FiOS Extreme HD package.
“We are pleased to make CBS Sports Network a part of the new FiOS Custom TV lineup,” said Ray Hopkins, president of television networks distribution, CBS Corporation. “We are confident that our expanding lineup of premier live programming will be a favorite among Verizon’s sports fans and that this new option will help continue grow our distribution.