SILVER SPRING, MD (May 5, 2015) – TV One announced today a multi-year distribution agreement with Verizon that will continue to deliver content from TV One and introduce the launch of the network’s HD Channel.  TV One offers a wide range of real-life and entertainment focused original programming, news, classic series, movies and specials designed for a diverse audience of Black adult viewers.  Financial terms were not disclosed.

As part of the agreement, Verizon subscribers will continue to receive a robust offering of programming including award-winning original series such as Unsung and Unsung Hollywood, popular reality series R&B Divas LA and Hollywood Divas, exclusive original specials such as the prestigious NAACP Image Awards, monthly original movies, and via News One Now, the only live daily news program targeting Black viewers.

“TV One delivers a high-quality product that is valued and sought after by viewers resulting in continued ratings and distribution growth of the network,” said Michelle L. Rice, Executive Vice President Content Distribution and Marketing. “The extension of our agreement is a testament to Verizon’s support of our partnership and commitment to the audience we serve. We are excited to continue our partnership with Verizon in serving this highly-desired audience with our diverse content offering and pleased to enhance the viewing experience with the addition of a HD feed.”

“TV One brings an important component to our multicultural content on FiOS TV,” said Terry Denson, Verizon’s vice president for content acquisition and strategy. “Our customers will continue to enjoy TV One’s entertainment-focused programming highlighting diverse urban themes as a result of this multi-year deal.”


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Launched in January 2004, TV One ( serves 57 million households, offering a broad range of real-life and entertainment-focused original programming, classic series, movies and music designed to entertain and inform a diverse audience of adult Black viewers. The network is the exclusive home of News One Now, the only live daily news program targeting Black viewers.  In December 2008, the company launched TV One High Def, which now serves 14 million households. TV One is solely owned by Radio One [NASDAQ: ROIA and ROIAK,], the largest radio company that primarily targets Black and urban listeners.


Media Contacts: 

Monica Neal/TV One/301-755-2826/

Bob Elek/Verizon/ 813-978-6786/