NEW YORK, Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting Friday (Nov.1), FiOS TV subscribers on Long Island and in Northern New Jersey will have access – on air, online and on demand – to top high school sports programming on FiOS1 Long Island and FiOS1 New Jersey, Verizon's hyper-local news channels available on FiOS TV.
Thanks to a recent agreement between FiOS1 Long Island and Section VIII and Section XI of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Inc., FiOS1, Channel 1 on FiOS TV, will be the only linear television channel to offer Nassau and Suffolk County high school playoff and championship games. Featured games will air at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, with replays throughout the weekend. Games also will be available through FiOS TV's video-on-demand service in the FiOS1 Local Zone folder and online at http://www.fios1news.com/longisland/ .
Through its partnership with the Star Ledger/NJ.com, FiOS1 New Jersey will offer 19 football and 12 boys and girls soccer championship games for Verizon FiOS TV customers in northern and central New Jersey.
FiOS1 New Jersey, Channel 1 on FiOS TV, is the exclusive television rights holder for all New Jersey high school state championships and the official television broadcaster of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Featured games will air at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. Games also will be available through the FiOS TV's video-on-demand service in the FiOS1 Local Zone folder and online at http://www.fios1news.com/newjersey/."For fans of high school sports, there is no better place to tune in than FiOS1 for high school championship games," said Orlando Martinez, FiOS1's director of local sports programming. "Our strategic partnerships and agreements continue to solidify FiOS1's position as the leading provider of local high school sports programming in New Jersey and on Long Island." FiOS1 is part of Verizon's FiOS TV service, which is delivered over the nation's largest digital, all-fiber network, offering more than 590 total channels – including more than 160 high-definition channels.