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Verizon Fios TV customers can watch India’s Zee News for free in wake of Cyclone Fani

NEW YORK, May 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fios customers with family and friends in India can stay up-to-date on the latest news in the aftermath of Cyclone Fani with free access to Zee News.

The India-based news network will be available on channel 1751 to all Fios TV subscribers for free from Tuesday, May 7 through Friday, July 5. The network has been covering the devastation and recovery efforts left by the deadly cyclone that swept across India and Bangladesh.

"We are very grateful to Verizon for being so sensitive to the needs of our community, particularly in these tumultuous and challenging times. Cyclone Fani has been a devastating natural calamity to hit the South East coast of India and we're grateful friends and family can stay closely tuned in to Verizon Fios for updates and information," said Sameer Targe, CEO Zee Network America’s.

Zee News is traditionally available to customers via the Fios Hindi TV Package. Until July 5, the channel will be available for free to all Fios customers.

Information about Fios international packages is available online at

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