"I'm excited to tell you today that FiOS TV will add both MSG HD and MSG+ HD to the channel lineup in phases over the next couple of days, with some markets as soon as tomorrow. The channel numbers will vary depending on your location. Look for MSG HD on FiOS TV channel 577, 578 or 579, and MSG+ HD on 579, 580 or 581."
...if you have Verizon, how effing pumped are you right now?
...h/t to readers Adam D., John S., John, Steve L. and Mike H.
That's great but what about us poor dish net customers that don't get any local games. Being a die hard rangers fan with dish has been the worst move I made in a long time. Any good news you cangive us on
@thenyrblog nope and customer service says I do Verizon customer service other than cell phones are impossible to deal with
I'm a U-verse subscriber in CT and I'm really getting the shaft. I switched from Comcast initially for the wider HD channel selection (including NHL Network, which was not offered in HD by Comcast at the time of the switch). Right before the season started U-verse yanked NHL Network out of thier program lineup and I haven't heard a damned thing about it since. Even the new publsihed channel lineups don't list NHL Netowrk at all. So not only can I not watch the Rangers in HD, I can't watch Rangers highlights in HD.
quite pumped, but I'm sure we in Albany will still get stuck with Buffalo games instead of Ranger games and Devils games when it's Rangers vs. Islanders and whatever other horrible option they can force on us...
@thenyrblog Li Mac is correct. I also have MSG HD on channel 578. Great news. Thanks for passing the info.
@thenyrblog thanks for the update. Hope it's #4real
@thenyrblog I hope this is not another TM lie to get our hopes high and then laugh at us once he delays this once again.
@thenyrblog do you know exact date? I'm getting impatient with Fios.
@thenyrblog cancelling cablevision #cantwait
@thenyrblog Really? About time! That's great news
@thenyrblog Finally !!!!!!!!
@thenyrblog when i checked this morning it was on already in NYC - channel 578
@thenyrblog Best. News. Ever.
I'm considering switching from Cablevision myself. I can lock in now for around $100 per month (I'm just afraid b/c Verizon always known to add crazy fees). Their channel selection and quality is much better than Verizon, not much holding me back now
@thenyrblog congrats to all those with verizon.
@thenyrblog Awesome! Time to make the switch!
@KyleSpel Some Verizon customers have it already so no lies.
@DrewRizzo Some people already have it. So if you don't you should in the next couple of days.
@erichan Welcome to the 21st century!
@AnnoyingJoe Honestly, it was a pretty smart business decision. Do you know how many Cablevision customers are in the same boat as me and wouldn't leave for Verizon b/c we can't stand watching our team in non-HD. I could never watch hockey again in standard def, I'd rather blow my brains out
@NYRFTW No kidding.
@5_min_major17 Congrats!!! Rangers fans deserve it.
@LiMac9 So great.
@scrubs2010 Figured Verizon customers would be pumped about this news.
@PuckCentral i don't understand the whole fees issue that people have with Verizon - I've had FiOS for a year and a half and have paid exactly the same price every single month, and exactly what I expected when I signed up. We used to have both Dish and Cablevision and both were awful, but FiOS has been great.
@nikkifriction I knew you'd be happy for them. ;)
@thenyrblog yes i have it now. Once again thanks for keeping up with this and providing this info. #Greatjob
@thenyrblog got it. Thanks. This is amazing.
@PuckCentral It wasn't a smart business decision. He lost, is being forced to provide the service anyway, alienated a large group of people, and shined a bright light on how much better Fios is than cablevision. A smart business decision would have been to take the $ he spent on legal fees and use it to upgrade his crappy, outdated service and stop telling us we're better off b/c we have News12. You know, actually compete with Fios so customers like us wouldn't leave.
Any-hoo, I'm glad you won't have to blow your brains out.
@thenyrblog Thanks Kev
@thenyrblog Christmas came early :D
@thenyrblog Definitely. I love Verizon, but not having the games in HD was not fun at all.
@erichan Thanks for the response. I've had several family members & friends in past few yrs tell me about grislly fluctuating prices. Maybe Verizon has finally fixed that. I'd consider making the jump if I knew the price for 2 yrs would be less than the $130 or so per month I pay Cablevision for the Triple play (I don't even plug a damn phone into my land line, what a joke that promo is)
@thenyrblog hahaha well ya know, wtching msg in hd is like a whole new world.
@KyleSpel No problem.