Here's an interesting one. Apparently, Verizon has inked a deal with MTV to become its sole video-on-demand distributor of the upcoming series Randy Jackson Presents: America's Best Dance Crew
. Granted, the VOD content won't be in high-definition or anything, but it will be available exclusively to FiOS TV subscribers just 24 hours after it debuts on February 7 at 10:00PM. More interesting here, however, is the premise of locking down specific carriers for doling out video-on-demand content -- personally, we aren't exactly enthralled by the idea (non-FiOS TV customers feel a bit left out?), but it's an interesting concept to draw in customers, for sure.
*Verizon is currently in the process of acquiring AOL, Engadget's parent company. However, Engadget maintains full editorial control, and Verizon will have to pry it from our cold, dead hands.