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FiOS TV Adds More Free Movies and Other On-Demand Programming Through New Deals With Turner Networks and Sony
Content Includes Hit Movies in HD, Plus News, Kids Entertainment and MoreNews Release
March 9, 2009 –
NEW YORK - FiOS TV is adding even more content to its industry-leading video-on-demand library through programming deals with Turner Networks and Sony.
Programming from eight Turner channels - Adult Swim, Boomerang, Cartoon Network, CNN, TBS, TNT, TruTV and Turner Classic Movies - now provides fresh content to Verizon's robust VOD lineup. This includes dozens of free movies a month from TBS, TNT and TCM; family-friendly entertainment from Boomerang and Cartoon Network; comedy on Adult Swim; and news and real-life drama from CNN and TruTV.
Turner Networks will provide an array of free movies - from new releases to favorite classics - including "Anaconda," "The Da Vinci Code," "Final Destination 3," "The Firm," "A Knight's Tale," "Roman Holiday" and "Striking Distance."
Verizon's agreement with Sony means FiOS TV customers will now enjoy more recent film releases in high definition (HD), including box office hits like "Anaconda 3: Offspring," "Hancock" and "Pineapple Express." FiOS TV HD VOD allows customers to watch the latest movies in HD without the need to purchase additional, expensive equipment.
"Because we're delivering FiOS TV over the nation's most advanced fiber-optic network, straight to customers' doors, our subscribers can access interactive video services that help them save time and money, and enjoy unparalleled picture quality and programming choices for all their TV viewing," said Terry Denson, vice president - FiOS TV content and programming. "Our ever-expanding VOD library gives customers a front seat to all of the best on-demand entertainment, with the convenience of watching what they want, whenever they want."
Verizon's FiOS TV VOD library offers titles that encompass a broad range of interests, including kids, music, pop culture, home and leisure, and the recent addition of the MyLife category offering exercise, health and wellness programming. The library offers more than 14,000 titles per month - 8,500 are free of charge. Customers can access the video-on-demand library by pressing the "VOD" or "On Demand" button on their remote control, by using the menu on FiOS TV's interactive media guide, or by selecting the VOD channel.
Verizon's all-digital FiOS TV service offers more and more high-definition and VOD choices, a broad spectrum of content diversity, and exciting interactive features that set FiOS TV apart from cable offerings. FiOS TV is currently available to more than 9.2 million homes in 14 states.
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 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 80 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 nearly 224,000 and last year generated consolidated operating revenues of more than $97 billion. For more information, visit www.verizon.com.
Deidre Mulcahy, 908-559-3483