Universal Sports is a NBC digital subchannel that has been available in the DC metro area(OTA) since September 2008. Comcast and Cox in the DC area carried the channel from day 1 last September. It is now 7 months later and FIOS TV in the DC area still does not carry this channel. What gives? What needs to happen for Verizon to carry this channel.
Verizon already carries this channel in the NY metro area.
Can a Verizon employee look into this for me please.
NBC Weatherplus is still on in the DC area on channel 460. I read on another forum that Universal Sports will begin on March 23 in the DC area on Channel 464
Is it possible that Universal Sports is carried on Ch. 460 under the name "NBC Plus" [WRC]? That channel range is devoted to secondary stations of the local network stations. The other stations have weather stations. Last fall, NBC discontinued their Weather Plus service and changed it to Universal Sports in most markets. I don't have Verizon FiOS yet and one of the main reasons was the absence of Universal Sports. If NBC Plus is indeed Universal Sports under a difference name, then I'd be much more likely to sign up for FiOS.