CES 2009 - Verizon delivers HD, DVR updates

LAS VEGAS - Verizon Communications made two FiOS TV-related announcements at CES 2009 Thursday: The telco is now offering remote DVR scheduling features to subscribers of its Multi-room Home Media DVR service, and it also said that FiOS TV now offers 100 or more high-definition channels in every market throughout its 14-state service region. Verizon has been among the TV providers leading the charge with HD, along with the satellite TV companies.

The remote scheduling functions are available via the company's FiOS Central Web site or through downloadable software for a handful of Verizon Wireless mobile devices. Verizon actually has offered remote DVR programming from mobile devices before, but that capability was specifically for TiVo DVR users. FierceIPTV will be meeting with Verizon at CES on Friday, so look for an update to this story in the coming days.

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