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Verizon Reaches Carriage Agreement With SportsNet New York
Wednesday March 22, 1:43 pm ET
SNY to Air on Verizon FiOS TV's Ch. 67 Beginning March 30


NEW YORK, March 22 /PRNewswire/ -- 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."

SportsNet New York will be part of FiOS TV's Expanded Basic package,
which features 180 digital channels and more than 20 high-definition
channels. SportsNet New York will complement other major cable and
network channels available to Verizon subscribers.

About SportsNet New York:

SportsNet New York (SNY), which launched March 16, 2006, is New
York's new regional sports network founded by Sterling Entertainment
Enterprises, Time Warner and Comcast. SNY is a 24/7 regional sports
and entertainment television network that will feature up to 125
regular season New York Mets telecasts -- as well as provide
unparalleled live sports and local news coverage to the Tri-State
area through three nightly "SportsNite" shows. SNY will be available
to viewers in New York, Connecticut, most of New Jersey and
northeastern Pennsylvania. In addition to Mets games, SNY is also
the official year-round television home of the New York Jets,
providing viewers the most exclusive coverage and access to the Jets
organization and its players. SNY will also televise other
professional and collegiate sports, including basketball and
football games from the Big East and Big Ten conferences, as well as
classic sports and event programming. SNY will also feature
exclusive interview and magazine programs.

About Verizon

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ - News), a Dow 30 company, is
a leader in delivering broadband and other communication innovations
to wireline and wireless customers. Verizon operates America's most
reliable wireless network, serving 51.3 million customers
nationwide; one of the most expansive wholly-owned global IP
networks; and one of the nation's premier wireline networks, serving
home, business and wholesale customers. Based in New York, Verizon
has a diverse workforce of approximately 250,000 and generates
annual consolidated operating revenues of approximately $90 billion.
For more information, visit http://www.verizon.com.

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