The Weather Channel will be available to Verizon Fios TV customers starting Monday as part of a multi-year carriage deal between the parties, the network announced Wednesday.
The Weather Channel, which was purchased by Byron Allen's Entertainment Studios in 2018, will return to Verizon Fios Lineups June 24 after being dropped by the distributor in 2015. The network will join the Verizon Fios TV app later this fall, according to network officials.
“We are happy to bring Fios TV customers another trusted resource for weather information with the addition of The Weather Channel to our Fios lineup,” said Erin McPherson, Verizon’s Head of Content Strategy, Acquisitions and Programming in a statement. “Our customers are increasingly impacted by severe weather, and The Weather Channel will be a welcomed addition for our viewers."
Added Allen, founder and chairman of Entertainment Studios: “I am very proud to extend our partnership with Verizon by adding The Weather Channel, to the Fios TV channel lineup, as well as the renewal of the portfolio of Entertainment Studios Television networks.”