Verizon FiOS has reached an agreement with Grupo Multimedios to carry three of the programmer's Spanish-language networks on the telco's video service nationwide.
Beginning on Dec. 15, Verizon FiOS is making 24/7 news network Milenio Television , entertainment and family channel Multidmedios Television and regional Mexican music service Teleritmo available to its video customers nationwide. Financial terms were not disclosed.
"Verizon FiOS TV is committed to providing the very best in multicultural entertainment, and the Multimedios networks offer a nice addition to our growing channel lineup," said Terry Denson, vice president of content strategy and acquisition for Verizon. "The new channels will certainly enhance the viewing experience for our customers."
Noted Gustavo Mena, former CBS and Telemundo/NBC executive, who handles Multimedios distribution in the U.S.:
"Over 63% of Hispanics are of Mexican origin, and Multimedios, one of the best sources of original broadcast quality programming from Mexico is extremely pleased to partner with Verizon Fios TV in reaching so many families across America with its three networks."