TV One launches VOD on FiOS


Verizon and TV One announced on Monday (2/22) that TV One has launched its video-on-demand offering on Verizon’s FiOS TV service. The VOD offering includes a number of specials focused on Black History Month.

“The timing couldn’t be more perfect to launch TV One on our extensive FiOS TV VOD service. During this year’s Black History Month and throughout the year, I’m certain many of our subscribers will take advantage of this engaging programming,” said Terry Denson, Vice President of content strategy and acquisition for Verizon.

“Verizon clearly recognizes the value in serving their adult African-American audience, and our VOD offering is designed to further entice viewers to experience on-demand service,” said Michelle Rice, Executive Vice President of affiliate sales and marketing for TV One.

TV One features a broad mix of original and existing content focused on African-American themes, including original real-life entertainment series, dramas, sitcoms, music, movies and public affairs programming. FiOS TV customers will have access to a minimum of five hours each month of short- and long-form on-demand programming, with full episodes from popular series like “The Hughleys” and “Divorce Court” as well as vignettes and musical performances from top-name entertainers.

Launched in January 2004, TV One is now available in nearly 49.9 million households. TV One’s investors include Radio One, Comcast Corporation, The DirecTV Group, Constellation Ventures, Syndicated Communications and Opportunity Capital Partners.