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Verizon FiOS Customers Get New Programming Online From MTV Networks
MTV's 'Jersey Shore,' 'Teen Mom 2' and More Now Available Online for FiOS TV Subscribers; COMEDY CENTRAL and Nickelodeon Programming to FollowNews Release
NEW YORK – March 1, 2011 –
Verizon and MTV Networks are making more TV programming available online with the launch of new MTV shows on www.mtv.com/tve, MTV's dedicated website, as well as on Verizon's FiOS TV Online website, www.verizon.com/fiostvonline. FiOS TV subscribers are the first to gain online access to a selection of MTV's most popular shows, including recent, full episodes of "Jersey Shore" and "Teen Mom 2."
FiOS TV customers will automatically receive free, unlimited online access to popular content from MTV, with plans to bring content from MTV Networks' COMEDY CENTRAL and Nickelodeon online soon.
"It's clear that today's consumers want to access their video programming anytime, any place, and Verizon continues to make that possible with online programming from partners like MTV Networks," said Terry Denson, vice president of content strategy and acquisition for Verizon. "We're excited to make MTV's programming available online to our FiOS customers, and we look forward to adding more MTV Networks content in the near future."
Joseph Molko, senior vice president, content distribution and marketing for MTV Networks, said, "Verizon is giving us the opportunity to enhance the experience on our websites and offer more great programming online to their FiOS TV customers. With the help of forward-thinking, consumer-focused partners like Verizon, we're excited to offer customers greater online access to shows from MTV, COMEDY CENTRAL, Nickelodeon and all our brands."
In addition to "Jersey Shore" and "Teen Mom 2," Verizon and MTV Networks are providing FiOS TV customers with online access to MTV shows like " Teen Cribs," "True Life" "The Real World: New Orleans" and "I Used To Be Fat." MTV will make additional shows available online soon including "The Hard Times of RJ Berger," "Cribs," "The Real World: Las Vegas" and "Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory."
Verizon customers who subscribe to FiOS TV are able to watch the MTV shows on their personal computers or laptops - at home or away - using any broadband connection. Using their Verizon Online user names and passwords, FiOS customers can access the online programming at either www.verizon.com/fiostvonline or www.mtv.com/tve.
When COMEDY CENTRAL launches online, the channel expects to offer FiOS TV customers access to shows like "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," "The Colbert Report," "Tosh.0" and "Onion SportsDome." Nickelodeon will offer shows like "SpongeBob SquarePants," "Dora the Explorer," "iCarly," "House of Anubis" and more.
This new content joins part of Verizon's high-quality, online video entertainment, which the company has been delivering since 2005. FiOS also offers a broad collection of programming on TV, with more than 520 all-digital channels including up to 142 HD channels and 19,000 monthly video-on-demand titles. FiOS also provides next-generation interactive services including an advanced interactive media guide; social networking, news and entertainment widgets; remote DVR management via broadband or cell phone; and more.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, NASDAQ: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 94.1 million customers nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers innovative, seamless business solutions to customers around the world. A Dow 30 company, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of more than 194,000 and last year generated consolidated revenues of $106.6 billion. For more information, visit www.verizon.com.
About MTV Networks
MTV Networks, a division of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is one of the world's leading creators of entertainment content, with brands that engage and connect diverse audiences across television, online, mobile, games, virtual worlds and consumer products. The company's portfolio spans more than 150 television channels and 400 digital media properties worldwide, and includes MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, Nick Jr., TeenNick, AddictingGames, Shockwave, Neopets, COMEDY CENTRAL, SPIKE, TV Land, Atom, and GameTrailers.