Verizon Fios will add News 12 New Jersey to their cable television lineup to replace Fios 1 in November. In August, Verizon said they would close its Fios 1 News channel. The new deal with Altice USA will assure Verizon cable customers a steady flow of hyperlocal television news.Why is News 12 on FiOS?
“Emmy-award winning News 12 is a leading, trusted hyperlocal news brand in the New York Tri-State area, and we’re excited to make News 12 as well as Cheddar and i24NEWS available to Fios customers as we continue to advance Altice as a leader in hyperlocal, national, business and international news,” said Jon Steinberg, President of Altice News.What happened to Verizon FiOS1 news?
The LI version is on 30 and 530. Verizon announced in August that it would shutter the Fios1 News division, putting 150 employees out of work. Find out what's happening in Mid Hudson Valley with free, real-time updates from Patch.What happened to News 12 on Long Island?
The settlement was reached last week. In addition to Long Island, News 12 serves viewers in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Westchester County, the Hudson Valley, Connecticut and New Jersey. On Tuesday, four members of Congress from Long Island and six from other areas wrote to Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg requesting the continuation of FiOS1 News.