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Verizon FiOS TV Customers Can Now Access Programming Information Through New Web Site
Site Enables Customers to Review Content, No Matter Where They Are; Future Plans Include Ability to Remotely Program DVR and Manage Parental ControlsNews Release
May 29, 2008 –
NEW YORK - Verizon FiOS TV customers now have a new tool to augment their TV viewing experience, with the launch of the new FiOS TV Central Web site. The site allows customers to use any desktop or laptop computer to review their local TV schedules and information about video-on-demand (VOD) and pay-per-view offerings. Soon, customers will also be able to use the site to program their digital video recorders (DVR), among other features.
The site offers a number of options for reviewing FiOS TV content, including:
- A home page that offers select VOD trailers and featured titles; a listing of the night's primetime programs; regularly updated lists of the top-watched TV shows and top-purchased VOD titles; and links to each area of the site, including a help page.
- TV listings with a local channel schedule for the next 14 days and the ability to filter by categories (day, channel or time; kids, sports or high-definition programming; or movies).
- VOD titles and listings with information on each title and the ability to filter by categories (genre, rating, expiration date or price/free).
- Search function that lets customers filter by TV shows, movies, VOD, celebrity or pay-per-view.
Shawn Strickland, Verizon's vice president of video solutions, said the site is just the beginning of exciting things to come. "We're focused on giving customers the flexibility of accessing FiOS TV information and services whenever they want, wherever they are," he said. "Today, the FiOS TV Central Web site offers the convenience of remote access to programming information. In the near future, we'll offer even greater interactivity that gives subscribers even more remote control of their service."
Verizon plans to add features to the site later this year that will allow customers to control their DVRs (digital video recorders) and set up and modify recordings remotely. Customers also will be able to order VOD programming and other content and manage parental controls, among other capabilities.
The FiOS TV Central site can be accessed at www.verizon.com/fiostvcentral. Current customers can use their Verizon Central usernames and passwords to log in. Consumers who have not yet subscribed to FiOS TV can access the site's homepage to gather information about all that the service has to offer.
Verizon's FiOS TV is delivered over the nation's most advanced fiber-optic network straight to customers' homes and businesses. FiOS TV delivers more than 400 all-digital channels, including approximately 30 high-definition (HD) channels in most markets and access to more than 10,000 on-demand titles, 70 percent of which are free. The VOD library also now includes an increasing number of high-definition titles.
Consumers can check online at www.verizon.com/fiostv to learn more about FiOS TV or call their local Verizon sales office or 888-438-3467.
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 more than 67 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 employed a diverse workforce of approximately 232,000 as of the end of the first quarter 2008 and last year generated consolidated operating revenues of $93.5 billion. For more information, visit www.verizon.com.
Heather Wilner, 212-321-8333