Independent television producer and syndicated programming distributor Entertainment Studios announced plans to launch six targeted high-definition networks. Verizon’s FiOS has signed for the initial launch.
The six HD networks, currently planned to launch on FiOS TV later this year, are: Cars.TV, Pets.TV, Comedy.TV, MYDestination.TV, ES.TV and Recipe.TV. Entertainment Studios describes the networks as global in scope and says they will provide multi-platform content, ultimately giving viewers the ability to watch the content on television, online, and on mobile phones.
“All content will be originally produced in-house to insure the highest level of creative quality, as well as the ability to distribute our content globally on all platforms,” said Byron Allen, Founder and CEO of Entertainment Studios.
Here are descriptions of the six HD networks:
— Cars.TV — This adrenaline-pumping network showcases the collectors, designers, innovators, and the ultimate car enthusiasts! (http://www.Cars.tv)
— Pets.TV — A television network dedicated to pet lovers everywhere. Pets.TV celebrates the pets we love and the people who love them. Pet News, Pet Care, Pet Health and Pet Lifestyles! (http://www.Pets.tv)
— Comedy.TV — A television network dedicated to today’s funniest comedians, featuring a mix of live concert performances, talk and variety shows, sitcoms and movies. (http://www.Comedy.tv)
— MyDestination.TV — A television network dedicated to the best in travel featuring fun, exciting, exotic must-see destinations around the world. (http://www.MyDestination.tv)
— ES.TV — A television network dedicated to entertainment news, variety shows, celebrity profiles and today’s hottest superstars. (http://www.es.tv)
— Recipe.TV — A television network dedicated to famous chefs, amazing recipes, wonderful food and delicious cuisine from around the world. (http://www.Recipe.tv)
“Verizon is committed to leading the industry in the scope and quality of our programming with a major focus on HD content,” said Terry Denson, VP, FiOS TV Content and Programming. "The future addition of these six high-def networks, coupled with our advanced fiber-optic technology, will help to further enhance our FiOS TV offering and will certainly appeal to many of our customers,” he added.