Verizon, SportsNet NY reach carriage deal

Verizon today announced a carriage agreement with SportsNet New York (SNY), the television home of the New York Mets and New York Jets, which launched March 16. SNY will air on channel 67– beginning March 30 — on Verizon FiOS TV, Verizon’s new fiber-optic TV service, which is currently available in the New York market in Massapequa Park, Nyack and South Nyack. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

“We are pleased that SportsNet New York will be available to Verizon FiOS TV customers,” said Jon Litner, president of SportsNet New York. “We look forward to joining Verizon’s emerging platform and providing their subscribers in Long Island, Rockland County, and ultimately to other parts of the New York market, with the most comprehensive coverage of all New York sports,
including the New York Mets home-opener on April 3.”

Said Terry Denson, Verizon vice president of FiOS TV content strategy & acquisition, “This agreement with SportsNet New York shows how two companies can cooperate to offer quality sports programming to Verizon customers. We are extremely pleased to bring extensive coverage of the Mets and Jets, compelling sports news and other event-programming to the homes of FiOS TV customers in the New York market.”