Verizon Rolls TV Into Va.


The second commercial rollout of Verizon Communications Inc.’s multichannel-TV offering will be in the Washington, D.C., suburb of Herndon, Va., this week, the regional Bell operating company said.

Verizon has video franchises in Fairfax County, which includes Herndon and Fairfax City. Cox Communications Inc. is the local cable incumbent.

Verizon’s first introduction of its “FiOS TV” service was in Keller, Texas, Sept. 22.

Verizon said service highlights include 330-plus total channels “and more on the way”; a lead offer for $39.95 per month with “more than 180 digital-video and music channels,” including Mid-Atlantic Sports Network, which shows Washington Nationals Major League Baseball games; “more than 20” high-definition channels; and “more than 1,110” video-on-demand titles, rising to 1,800 by year-end.” The service also touts hundreds of free-VOD titles.