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Verizon FiOS TV Customers Can Catch the NFL RedZone 'Freeview' This Weekend

Amazing Picture-and-Sound Quality and Unique Interactive Widget Give FiOS TV Subscribers Game-Day Experiences Cable Can't Match

News Release

NEW YORK – September 28, 2009 –

Verizon FiOS TV is offering all its subscribers NFL RedZone for free Sunday (Oct. 4).  During the early games, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET, FiOS TV customers can get their fill of the afternoon's hottest NFL action with NFL RedZone's "freeview" in high definition on channel 835 and in standard definition on channel 335.

NFL RedZone, a new channel produced by NFL Network, takes viewers around the league every Sunday afternoon during the regular season beginning at 1 p.m. ET for live coverage of critical plays when any team is inside its opponent's 20-yard line.

Verizon also offers FiOS TV subscribers* a widget with one stop for easy access to NFL stats and the NFL RedZone channel.  Customers who subscribe to the NFL RedZone channel can use a unique feature of Verizon's widget to set on-screen alerts for whenever a team is moving inside its opponent's 20-yard line.

"FiOS TV is the only place to experience the combination of NFL RedZone in HD, a special NFL RedZone alert feature, an exclusive news and stats widget, and stunning picture-and-sound quality that's second only to being on the field," said Terry Denson, vice president of content strategy and acquisition for Verizon.  "Subscriber enthusiasm for NFL RedZone is off the charts.  The upcoming freeview will give those who haven't yet subscribed a taste of the game-day excitement they've been missing."

For FiOS TV customers who like what they see during the freeview, the easiest way to put themselves in "the zone" for future Sundays is to tune to NFL RedZone and click the remote to subscribe by using Verizon's unique on-screen ordering.  Just click, confirm and catch all the action in a matter of minutes.  The service also can be ordered either online by visiting www.verizon.com/fiostvcentral or by calling Verizon at 888-553-1555.  The season subscription is $49.99.

Verizon is the only company in the U.S. to bring 100 percent fiber optics straight to the home, delivering America's top-rated broadband with download connections speeds of up to 50 megabits per second, more pure HD TV channels, amazing picture-and-sound quality, and interactive capabilities that cable can't match.

FiOS TV offers a broad collection of programming, with more than 500 all-digital channels including more than 118 HD channels and more than 16,000 monthly VOD titles. FiOS provides next-generation interactive services including an advanced interactive media guide; news, entertainment and social TV widgets; remote DVR management; multi-room DVR; and more.

For the latest news, updates and information about FiOS TV, visit www.verizon.com/newscenter and http://www.verizon.com/athomeblog.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers.  Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, serving more than 87 million customers nationwide.  Verizon's Wireline operations provide converged communications, information and entertainment services over the nation's most advanced fiber-optic network.  Wireline also includes Verizon Business, which delivers innovative and seamless business solutions to customers around the world.  A Dow 30 company, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of more than 235,000 and last year generated consolidated operating revenues of more than $97 billion.  For more information, visit www.verizon.com.
 

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* RedZone Widget is available to subscribers of FiOS TV's Extreme HD, Essentials and Premier services.

Media Contact:

Heather Wilner, 908-559-6407
Deidre Mulcahy Hartt, 908-559-3483

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