Verizon & Pop Extend Distribution Deal

Verizon and CBS and Lionsgate-owned Pop network have inked a multi-year, multi-platform deal to continue distribution of Pop’s original programming to Verizon’s Fios TV customers nationwide.

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Under the pact, Verizon also receives broad distribution rights to Pop programming across its digital platforms, including TV Everywhere, go90 and more.

“Pop continues to be a supportive, innovative and flexible content partner of Verizon’s,” said Ben Grad, executive director of content strategy and acquisition for Verizon. “We were pleased to be able to extend and expand this relationship so that our customers could engage with Pop content on Fios TV and Fios Mobile, and potentially also through other platforms within Verizon’s growing distribution portfolio.”

“Verizon has been a great and supportive partner since 2005,” said David Mandell, COO of Pop. “We’re excited that Pop’s distinctive line-up of original programming will continue to be part of Verizon’s content offerings, as it reinvents the MVPD landscape.”

Pop’s slate includes both scripted and unscripted content, including Canadian scripted comedy Schitt’s Creek (returning in January 2017), Nightcap (premieres November 16), a satirical comedy about late night television produced by Lionsgate; Wolf Creek (premieres October 14), a horror-based psychological thriller television event; and Sing It On (airing now), an a cappella docu-series with executive producer John Legend.

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