Verizon, A+E expand partnership
January 4, 2018
Verizon and A+E Networks have announced an expanded partnership to deliver A+E Networks programming, including content from A&E, Lifetime, History and Viceland, across Verizon’s family of media brands, including Yahoo and AOL. In addition to the carriage renewal for A+E Networks on Fios, the partnership will include first window rights for content from 45th & Dean, A+E Networks’ digital entity.
Verizon’s mobile and digital footprint will expand access to A+E’s digitally-focused content and create new digital and mobile options for viewers across its family of media brands, including content geared toward women and other specific audience segments. In addition, Verizon’s Fios customers will continue to count on A+E Networks’ programming with the added ability to view content where and when they want to on their mobile devices.
“We’re excited to offer fans of A+E Networks more access than ever across Verizon’s Fios footprint and now, across our family of digital media properties,” said Brian Angiolet, SVP, Global Chief Media and Content Officer at Verizon. “This partnership expansion is yet another example of how we’re fueling our new Oath media brands and becoming the first screen for premium content across genres. With the addition of National Women’s Soccer League games on brands like Yahoo Sports, we’re continuing to add to our robust sports offering for fans.”
“We are thrilled to continue with our strong relationship with Verizon Fios, and excited about this broader content relationship that we have in place with Verizon and Oath,” added David Zagin, President, Distribution, A+E Networks.