Verizon FiOS Boosts VOD Tally To 24,000-Plus Titles


Verizon Communications has upped its video-on-demand library to more than 24,000 monthly titles available across every FiOS TV market, with 15,000 of those titles free -- while Comcast claims it offers 25,000 in 80% of its footprint.

Recent additions to FiOS TV VOD include 3D programming from Starz Entertainment and HBO, as well as programming from Disney Jr., Nickelodeon HD, BET HD, Comedy Central HD, MTV HD and Nollywood On Demand, Verizon spokeswoman Heather Wilner wrote in a blog posting.

"In the coming months, we expect new on demand programming from more than a dozen content providers, so keep a look out for that," Wilner said.

Among major cable operators, Comcast says it now offers 25,000 VOD titles in 80% of its footprint, with a total of 60,000 shows and movies available across VOD, online and the Xfinity TV iPad app. Time Warner Cable, for its part, offers 15,000 free and transactional monthly titles, which varies by market.

Verizon, meanwhile, also provides Flex View, a service that offers more than 2,300 movies available for rent or purchase on TV, PC and various mobile devices. FiOS TV also provides some 3,800 HD VOD titles per month.

The telco's online video service, FiOS TV Online, provides more than 3,000 titles to watch over any broadband connection anywhere from providers including Nickelodeon, MTV, TNT, TBS, Cartoon Network, HBO, Cinemax and Epix, as well as live streaming from CNN and ESPN.