Revolt TV Pumps Up Volume With Verizon Pact

Music Network To Launch on Ultimate HD Package, Mobile App

Mere hours after announcing a carriage arrangement with Suddenlink Communications, music-oriented network Revolt TV said it has reached a similar deal with Verizon Communications’s FiOS TV, expanding the channel's reach as its one-year anniversary approaches.

Revolt will appear in FiOS TV’s Ultimate HD package on Channel 726 HD in October and will be available on Verizon’s FiOS Mobile App soon, the company said.

“Revolt is a crowd-pleasing addition to the FiOS TV lineup,” said Verizon vice president for content acquisition and strategy Terry Denson in a statement. “As we continue to add or renew channels in a way that reflects customers’ actual viewing patterns, we are pleased to welcome Revolt into the homes of our customers, and we are excited to see their response to Revolt’s fresh take on music programming.”

Revolt was launched on Oct. 21, 2013 by entrepreneur and hip-hop mogul Sean "Diddy” Combs. The channel, which was created as part of Comcast’s agreement with the Federal Communications Commission to help create and launch minority owned and targeted channels, features a steady stream of popular music shows, interviews, news featuring pop music legends like Lil KimLil Wayne, Beyonce and Jay Z. The network is scheduled to hold its first music conference from Oct. 16-19 at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach.

“As Revolt TV nears its one year anniversary, we are thrilled to be working with Verizon FiOS to bring the new No. 1 name in music into even more homes,” said the network’s senior vice president and head of content distribution James Brown in a statement. “This deal reinforces the strength of our programming strategy and we look forward to continued growth.”

According  to Revolt TV, the network attracts more than 50 million young adults through television, digital, social and mobile properties. With the launch on Verizon FiOS, Revolt TV will be available in 46 of the top 50 U.S. markets including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Boston, Atlanta and D.C., on Time Warner Cable, Comcast and Centurylink, with more traditional and nontraditional carriage deals to announce in the short term.