Verizon Nets Comcast SportsNet Agreement

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Verizon FIOS TV viewers in the southern New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware markets will now be able to see live Philadelphia 76ers National Basketball Association and Philadelphia Flyers National Hockey League contests as part of a carriage deal between Verizon Communications and Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia.

The deal also includes Comcast’s other regional sports networks around the country, as well as those networks' respective HD channels, the network said.

And along with sports channels, the deal includes Comcast’s toddler-targeted PBS Kids Sprout service.

“We know that Philly sports fans are passionate about their teams and expect their TV provider to carry all of the action," said Terry Denson, vice president of FiOS TV content strategy and acquisition, in a prepared statement. "Now they'll be able to watch their teams and outstanding children's programming in a whole new light on FiOS TV and enjoy the tremendous picture quality FiOS delivers."

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