Verizon and A+E Networks have expanded their partnership, which now includes first-window rights for content from 45th & Dean, A+E Networks’ digital storytelling entity.
Under the agreement, Fios customers will now be able to watch content from brands such as A&E, Lifetime, HISTORY and Viceland on their mobile devices. In addition to the carriage renewal for A+E Networks on Fios, digital rights are now on the table. The first-look mobile and digital content will be provided by 45th & Dean, which creates original short- and medium-form content. This content and other long-form content selected on a case-by-case basis will be available on Verizon’s free-to-watch Oath brands, including Yahoo and AOL.
“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, the senior VP, 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, the president of distribution at A+E Networks.