Verizon Enters Partnership with A&E Networks

On the heels of T-Mobile offering to foot your Netflix bill each month, Verizon is trying to catch the attention of cord-cutters as well. With a new deal in place, the mass communications company will stream channels underneath the A&E Networks umbrella through Verizon’s media family of brands that includes Verizon Wireless Phones, AOL, and Yahoo!

Through this partnership, Verizon-based platforms will air content from popular cable networks including:

  • A&E
  • History
  • Lifetime
  • Viceland

Brian Angiolet, the Senior Vice President of Global Chief Media and Content Officer at Verizon, spoke about this agreement stating,

“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. 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.”

Verizon wasn’t the only ones excited about this new endeavor. The President of Distribution at A&E Networks, David Zagin weighed in as well,

“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.”

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