launching its FiOS
TV service in New York City, our biggest city is now able to receive the most HDTV
. With 100 HD channels, it offers customers more HD than Time Warner
The new channel lineup will also be offered to existing FiOS TV markets in the New York metropolitan area, including parts of Long Island, the suburbs just north of the city and northern New Jersey.
FiOS TV is delivered over the nation's most advanced fiber-optic network
straight to customers' homes and businesses, providing stunning picture and sound quality, more HD and video-on-demand (VOD) choices, a broad spectrum of content diversity, and interactive features that create the ultimate home entertainment experience. (At least that what they say.)
FiOS TV customers receive HD signals just as Verizon receives them, without the additional compression
that some cable companies perform. This means stunning picture-and-sound quality that's noticeably better.
With 100 HD channels and 400 HD VOD titles offered each month, FiOS TV customers in the New York metro area now have more than 500 HD choices available at any time. The company plans to increase its monthly HD VOD titles to more than 1,000 by year-end. In addition, Verizon will continue expanding its HD channel lineup and by year-end will offer all available major HD programming.
If you really want to read the Verizon press release, head here.