Verizon Adds HD Mass In Boston Market

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Verizon has taken its high-definition lineup in Massachusetts into triple digits, announcing that FiOS TV customers there now have access to more than 100 HD channels compared with Comcast’s lineup of 66 HDs.

The telco recently added 16 HD channels to its Massachusetts TV lineup, including Animal Planet, TLC, Science Channel, Smithsonian Channel, FX, The Biography Channel, Superstation WGN HD, Fox Business Network, Fox News Channel, MGM HD, the Hallmark Movie Channel, QVC, the Travel Channel, Planet Green, Disney Channel, Toon Disney and ABC Family.

Verizon also launched three new HD sports channels: ESPNews HD, The Tennis Channel and Speed HD. It also introduced two standard-definition channels in the region, Current TV and RFD TV.

Customers must subscribe to the FiOS TV Extreme HD package, at $57.99 per month, to receive the new HD channels. The telco also is offering a triple-play bundle for $109.99.