Verizon Adds truTV HD to FiOS TV Channel Lineup

Verizon FiOS TV customers will soon experience yet another enhancement with the launch of truTV HD.  In addition to truTV’s original programming lineup, the channel is one of four that will broadcast the 2011 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, allowing FiOS TV customers to watch every tournament game in high definition.

The truTV HD channel is already available to FiOS TV customers in Texas, Florida, California, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Jersey, downstate New York and the Philadelphia area.  It will be available to all FiOS TV customers by Wednesday (March 16).

The truTV programming can be found on FiOS TV Channels 683 in HD and 183 in SD.  The channel is a television destination for real-life stories told from an exciting and dramatic first-person perspective.  In addition, truTV is a partner in airing the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, along with TBS, TNT and CBS.  The 2011 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship tips off with first-round coverage of the NCAA First Four on Tuesday (March 15) and Wednesday (March 16), at 6:30 p.m. Eastern time both days, on truTV.

“High definition and sports programming are important to our FiOS TV customers, and we’re excited to deliver both with the launch of truTV HD,” said Terry Denson, vice president of content strategy and acquisition for Verizon.  ”Basketball fans can get their fill of high-def games during the next month on FiOS TV.  Plus, our customers can enjoy all of the other great programming offered by truTV in HD, SD and online with FiOS TV Online.”

Verizon customers also have online access to truTV programming through FiOS TV Online, available to FiOS TV subscribers by signing in to or with their Verizon Online user names and passwords.  FiOS TV customers are able to watch the truTV shows on their personal computers or laptops – at home or away – using any broadband connection.

The truTV HD channel joins FiOS TV’s broad collection of programming, which offers more than 520 all-digital channels including up to 145 HD channels and 19,000 monthly video-on-demand titles.  FiOS also provides next-generation interactive services including an advanced interactive media guide; social networking, news and entertainment widgets; remote DVR management via broadband or cell phone; and more.