Universal Sports Network announced today a multi-year agreement with Verizon that makes the network’s exclusive Olympic, endurance and adventure sports programming available to Verizon FiOS TV subscribers across the country. Verizon now offers Universal Sports HD on channel 596.
In the coming months, customers will be able to watch Universal Sports Network on a variety of portable devices outside the home.
Universal Sports HD is available to all customers as part of Sports Pass, and available in all FiOS TV markets, including metro New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Boston, Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia. The Sports Pass package includes over a dozen channels, and is available for $9.99 per month. FiOS TV Ultimate customers have access to Sports Pass at no additional charge.
Verizon FiOS provides another alternative to watch Universal Sports to our fans whose providers have not yet added our network to their channel lineups,” said Scott Brown, President of Universal Sports. “We wish to welcome Verizon FiOS customers to our family, and look forward to delivering the content they have been craving.”
Ryan Gillette, director, content strategy and acquisition for Verizon, said: “We’re pleased that Verizon FiOS customers are now able to enjoy the world class events Universal Sports Network brings to our sports offering. We look forward to offering the content beyond the TV to a variety of portable devices used by our customers in the near future.”
Universal Sports provides viewers unparalleled access to a wide range of world-class sporting events, including the most year-round, Olympic-related programming of any network. Universal Sports showcases many of the world’s best athletes competing in more than 30 sports annually, and this year will be the home to 25 World Championships. Among the global sports events broadcast on the network’s TV and digital platforms are such prestigious competitions as the World Aquatics Championships, Boston Marathon, Alpine Ski World Cup, World Figure Skating Championships, Vuelta a España, Kona Ironman and Rugby Sevens World Cup. On October 30, Universal Sports will premiere Countdown to Sochi, a weekly studio news show that will provide a comprehensive look at the most compelling stories leading up to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia.
Universal Sports, a partnership between NBC Sports and InterMedia Partners, LP, is the premier multi-platform media destination for Olympic-related sports programming in the United States. Offering more than 1,200 hours of original programming each year, Universal Sports has exclusive rights to world and national championship events in a wide array of sports, including swimming, track and field, gymnastics, cycling, skiing, figure skating and rugby. Whether on television, online, or on the go with mobile and tablet applications, Universal Sports offers a four-screen experience to fans of global sports every day of the year. For more information, please visit UniversalSports.com.