Verizon, PBS and the Association of Public Television Stations signed an agreement this week that sees HD, educational and children's programming coming to Verizon FiOS TV subscribers. PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger sees the deal in terms of technological promise: "The digital future holds extraordinary promise for public television. As more Americans take advantage of the wonders of technology, it is crucial they have access to the trusted, valuable content that PBS and its member stations provide."
Verizon SVP for public policy development and corporate responsibility Kathryn Brown said: "The guaranteed carriage of public safety warning information was an essential part of the agreement. This recognizes our partnership with the Department of Homeland Security and enables public television stations to reach FiOS TV subscribers with critical public alerts and warnings during times of crisis."
For more on Verizon's PBS/DHS deal:
- take a look at this press release