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Verizon Adds New HD Channels to FiOS TV Lineup for Portland Area Customers

Verizon Beats Cable With 102 HD Channels for FiOS TV Customers

News Release

December 16, 2008 –

BEAVERTON, Ore. - Verizon FiOS TV is now even better for customers in the Portland region as the company is adding new high-definition channels.

FiOS TV customers in the area now have more than 1,300 HD choices available at any time, with access to a total of 102 HD channels in the market and more than 1,000 free HD video-on-demand (VOD) titles offered each month.  The HD channels include NHL Network in HD, MLB Extra Innings/NHL Center Ice HD, Encore HD, Cinemax HD and HBO HD.

As a result of this latest expansion of the FiOS TV lineup, Verizon is now offering consumers here access to far more HD channels than Comcast offers. 

Customers can get much of this new content with Verizon's new FiOS TV Extreme HD service for $57.99 per month stand-alone, or in a triple-play bundle for $109.99. Other pricing options are available for new customers and for Verizon's current FiOS TV customers.

"FiOS TV is the only service to consider if you want the ultimate HD experience," said Shawne Angelle, president of sales channel operations for Verizon's South/West area. "With our increased number of HD channels, along with HD video-on-demand programming, we're blowing cable away.

"The addition of new HD channels is part of our commitment to lead the industry in the scope and quality of our programming," said Angelle.

Consumers who sign up for FiOS TV between now and Dec. 31 are eligible to enjoy free access for 90 days to three premium entertainment packages - Cinemax, HBO and FiOS TV's Movie Package, which includes Showtime, Starz, The Movie Channel, Encore, Sundance Channel and IFC.  This package includes 40 HD premium channels as well as more than 9,000 free VOD titles per month.

For more information on FiOS TV, visit www.verizon.com/fiostv.  Consumers can also call their local Verizon sales office or 888-438-3467.

Verizon's FiOS TV service offers a broad collection of all-digital programming, with more than 500 total channels and 14,000 video-on-demand titles, 70 percent of which are free.  The VOD library also includes more than 1,200 HD titles.  FiOS TV is currently available to 8.2 million homes in 14 states. 

[Note: A complete channel lineup can be found online at http://www22.verizon.com/content/fiostv/channel+lineup/channel+lineup.htm.]

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), headquartered in New York, is a leader in delivering broadband and other wireline and wireless communication innovations to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers.  Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, serving nearly 71 million customers nationwide.  Verizon's Wireline operations include Verizon Business, which delivers innovative and seamless business solutions to customers around the world, and Verizon Telecom, which brings customers the benefits of converged communications, information and entertainment services over the nation's most advanced fiber-optic network.  A Dow 30 company, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of more than 228,000 and last year generated consolidated operating revenues of $93.5 billion.  For more information, visit www.verizon.com.

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