What Channel is News 12 on Fios?

News 12 is a group of many news television channels in the region of New York. Since it is a bunch of news channels, it is known as News 12 Network and is owned by Altice USA. Altice USA is an organization that imparts cable television, provides telephone services, and internet access in America. All the news channels on News 12 network operate 24 hours a day. Its main focus is on the metropolitan area of New York that is owned by Altice USA. Fios, known as Verizon Fios, works on the fiber-optic network that provides a vast amount of internet and access to television and telephone services in nine states of America. Fios TV is known for high speed and high-quality content due to fiber optics. Let’s find out ‘What Channel is News 12 on Fios?’.

What Channel is News 12 on Fios?

What Channel is News 12 on Fios?

The ten-year contract between Verizon Fios and RNN ( that produced the Fios1 news service in Long Island, Westchester, and New Jersey) ended on 15 November 2019. After that, Verizon Fios did not feel it necessary and useful to renew the contract with RNN and signed a deal with Altice USA in the same year to allow its subscribers to get access to the News 12 services in Long Island, Lower Hudson Valley, and in New Jersey. The people living in these areas can watch News 12 on ‘channel 535 HD’ on FiOS TV.

News 12 news channels that can be watched by any subscriber

If you are not living among any of the three New Jersey, Long Island, and Lower Hudson Valley, you can still watch two ‘News 12’ news channels on Verizon FiOS TV which are given below-

a. Long Island news channel

News 12 Long Island can be watched on channel 29 for Fios TV subscribers.

b. New Jersey news channel-

If you are a FiOS TV subscriber, you can watch government meetings and other councils programs of New Jersey on channel 28. 

Cost of News 12 on Fios TV

You can watch News 12 free of cost on Verizon Fios. You only have to take a subscription to Fios TV to get access to the News 12 channel service.

The consequence of signing the deal with News 12 upon RNN

In 2019, when Verizon Fios decided not to renew the ten-year contract with RNN, it showed a bad effect on the employees of RNN TV as 150 employees became jobless along with 90 journalists and some support staff members. Fans of the Fios1 news channel (that was produced by RNN) did their best to stop the news channel from getting dissolved. 

At that time, Verizon Fios had 1.2 million subscribers and all of them along with lawmakers rallied for almost three weeks to conserve their hyperlocal news channel. The matter was so huge that the members of Congress and the state Senate wrote letters to the CEO of Verizon Fios to step back from that deal to save the jobs of many people in RNN and also to fulfill the demands of Fios 1 viewers.

On the other hand, Verizon Fios’s bosses were of the view that adding News 12 to their network will give access to more hyperlocal news channels to their subscribers as News 12 include different categories of news channel such as News 12 New Jersey, News 12 Westchester, News 12 Hudson Valley, News 12 Long Island, and News 12 Connecticut. Also, News 12 is an authentic and leading news channel in the New York tri-state region and is a holder of the Emmy award. All these points convince Verizon to add News 12 to its TV service.

News 12 different channel networks

News 12 has seven different news channel networks that provide news of the particular area to which the channel belongs.

a) News 12 Long Island-

News 12 Long Island was the first channel to be launched on 15 December 1986. In the United States, it was the first 24-hour operating regional news service. Its headquarters are in Woodbury, New York.

b) News 12 Westchester-

It was launched in October 1995. It provides 24 hours day news and the weather report also. Its headquarters are in Yonkers, New York.

c) News 12 Connecticut-

It was launched in June 1995 and is headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut. The channel provides weather news, regular happening stories, and crime news of the required area.

d) News 12 New Jersey-

This channel was launched in March 1996. Its headquarters are in Edison, New Jersey. It also provides 24 hours hyperlocal news with live operating news.

e) News 12 Brooklyn-

It was launched in 2005 and is headquartered in Bronx, New York. Like other channels, it also provides news in various categories and also provides live operating news.

f) News 12 The Bronx-

It was launched in June 1998 and is headquartered in the Bronx, New York. The channel provides 24 hours news and live news sessions.

g) News 12 Hudson Valley-

It was launched in 2005 and is headquartered in West Nyack, New York. This channel provides news about weather and the daily occurring news of the required area.


News 12 can be watched on channel 535HD on Fios TV for the viewers of Long Island, Lower Hudson Valley, and New Jersey. No fee is required to watch News 12 on Fios TV. You can also watch News 12+ on  Verizon Fios which mainly shows 24-hour weather and traffic news. News 12 also has its app which can be downloaded on mobile phones to watch news anywhere.

What Channel is News 12 on Fios?

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