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Ravens fans in D.C. area who have Verizon FiOS may not be able to watch playoffs due to blackout

Ravens fans in D.C. area who have Verizon FiOS may not be able to watch playoffs due to blackout

Verizon FiOS subscribers across the country are suffering a sudden television blackout of key broadcast channels this week after the company’s content negotiations with a major media company, Tegna, fell through.

Affected channels include WUSA, the CBS station in the nation’s capital; WVEC, the local ABC station in Norfolk; and WGRZ, Buffalo’s NBC station.

As many as 1 million FiOS customers across the country have been affected by the outage, according to an estimate by the American Television Alliance (ATVA), which represents TV distributors and independent programmers.

Ensuring uninterrupted television programming for customers is vital to TV providers, in part...

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