Verizon Fios, Altice USA partner to Drive hyperlocal news, content

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Verizon has announced a partnership with Altice USA to bring more hyperlocal, national, international and business news to Fios customers.

Starting in November, customers can enjoy content from the Altice News properties, including hyperlocal news from News 12 Networks, followed by content from i24NEWS and Cheddar in 2020.

As part of the deal, Fios customers will have access to the News 12 Networks which are among the highest customer requested hyperlocal news brands in the New York tri-state area.

News 12 will be available on Channel 535HD in Long Island, the Lower Hudson Valley and New Jersey. Early next year, additional markets will launch in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Connecticut and the Hudson Valley. Verizon customers can also tune in to News 12+, which features quick stories, cultural bites and exclusive originals with weather and commuter updates.

Early next year, Fios customers can enjoy content from i24NEWS, the global current affairs news network, and Cheddar, the digital-first business news network focused on the most innovative products, technologies and services transforming our lives.

“We’re all about choice for our customers, and these channel additions bring our customers even more options for robust news and hyperlocal offerings on the Fios channel lineup,” said, Erin McPherson, Head of Content Strategy for Verizon.

“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.