Verizon's FiOS TV service has dropped the Weather Channel and replaced it with the just-launched AccuWeather Network, seeking to cut programming costs, Verizon said on Tuesday.

"This was a decision to opt-out and not carry the Weather Channel," said Verizon spokesman Lee Gierczynski.

In late 2013 and early 2014, DirecTV temporarily dropped the Weather Channel in a carriage dispute over the channel's costs and programming. DirecTV said the channel had abandoned some of its core weather programs that were popular with subscribers for reality shows to boost TV ratings. DirecTV and Weather Channel resolved the dispute in 2014.

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