|Broadcast area||New Jersey, Long Island, Lower Hudson Valley|
(480i letterboxed for SDTV feed)
|Launched||June 22, 2009 (Long Island and New Jersey)|
May 28, 2014 (Lower Hudson Valley)
|Closed||November 13, 2019|
(10 years, 144 days)
|Verizon FiOS||1 (SD)|
FiOS1 was a news-based pay television network that is carried by Verizon Fios in the New York metropolitan area. Launched on June 22, 2009 in Long Island and New Jersey and later on May 28, 2014 in the Lower Hudson Valley, FiOS1 provided hyper-local news, weather, traffic, sports and also original programming. FiOS1 was only available in Northern New Jersey, Long Island, and Lower Hudson Valley.
The networks focused on content produced by RNN, which produced the network's newscasts. Sports coverage featured local high schools and colleges such as Rutgers University, Hofstra University and Princeton University.
In 2013, the segment Restaurant Hunter received a New York Emmy Award in the "Entertainment Feature/Segment".
In August 2019, it was announced that FiOS1 would shut down through a WARN Act notice after RNN and Verizon could not come to an agreement on a contract extension. It was announced in September that Altice's News 12 would be added to the FiOS lineup beginning on November 4, 2019 as part of a wider deal to add their other news channels, Cheddar and i24 News. Although FiOS1 was intended to cease operations on November 15, 2019, near its closure, RNN announced via an email to its employees that FiOS1 would close early on November 13 (with its final newscast at 11 p.m.) as many of its employees were let go from their jobs. Immediately after its newscast, the websites and social network feeds were closed. Since 2021, all of FiOS1's websites became redirects to Verizon Fios' services.
From March 26, 2020, the former FiOS1 HD channel space (channel 501) was re-used for Verizon's "Pay it Forward Live", a weekly live program featured entertainment, mainly gaming and music, to support local businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. This program concluded on May 28, and the channel was eventually removed from Fios altogether later that year.
At the time of its closure, FiOS1 provided the following programs in all regions:
FiOS1 provided additional local programming for its other three regions:
Long Island: High Speed Fiber-Optic Internet Services Provider | Verizon Fios:
New Jersey region:
The Caucus Educational Corporation once produced New Jersey Capital Report which was aired on FiOS 1 in New Jersey and ended its run in 2017
Lower Hudson Valley region:
In addition, all FiOS1 regional channels aired local high school sports events in their respective regions weeknights from 7:30 p.m to 9:30 p.m.; most of these regional newscasts and high school sports events are pre-recorded. After FiOS1's closure, Restaurant Hunters and all of the high school sports broadcasts remained available on demand for FiOS customers. All of FiOS1's programs (with the exception of Verizon's Build, Yahoo Finance Market Movers, RNN's Richard French Live and programs made by the Caucus Educational Corporation) were canceled.