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Islamic network Bridges TV to be dropped from Verizon
by Cassandra Garrison
Verizon FiOS TV will no longer carry Bridges TV, a niche channel aimed at providing coverage for the Muslim American community.
The channel, based in NYC, has a following of 60,000 people across the country through its newsletter, though it does not track its on-air ratings. It airs two daily half hour newscasts and a variety of other Islamic and non-Islamic programming including documentaries, cooking shows and children's cartoons.
Bridges TV news director and anchor Samantha Azzar said Verizon informed her that the channel would be dropped on March 15. Azzar said Verizon cited Bridges TV's low viewership as the reason, though the company would not provide her with ratings information.
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