Verizon FiOS TV adds high school football widget in Texas

Verizon's (NYSE: VZ) FiOS TV service has kicked off the football season with a new high school football widget in the Dallas-Fort Worth area that delivers on-demand high school sports news, stats, photos and video highlights for area schools.

The widget is the latest addition to a robust array of options on FiOS TV to enhance the viewing experience for high school, college and professional sports.

The widget is available to 500,000 subscribers in the market and provides coverage of 38 area teams. The widget is offered in conjunction with MaxPreps.com, the online high school sports leader and a CBSSports.com site.

To access the widget, FiOS TV customers click on the "Widgets" button on their remote control, access high school football under "Sports" and "Featured," and then click on "FiOS1 High School Sports Widget."

Verizon also was the first (and so far only major) pay-TV operator in Texas to pick up the Longhorn Network, which focuses solely on University of Texas sports programming.

For more:
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