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Verizon Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
Verizon FiOS, the Nation's Leading Provider of Hispanic TV Programming, Offers Free Preview of Spanish Channels and a Facebook Competition in Support of Hispanic Educational OrganizationsNews Release
NEW YORK – September 25, 2012 –
Hispanic Heritage Month offers a unique opportunity to celebrate the history and contributions that Latinos have made to American culture. As a salute to this important event, observed from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, Verizon is offering its FiOS TV customers a free preview of more than 40 Spanish-language channels. The company is also featuring a competition that will reward three Hispanic educational organizations with donations totaling $10,000.
Verizon's FiOS TV channel lineup delivers Spanish-language content that covers news, sports, movies, children's shows and more. The free preview will run through Sept. 26. This includes high-definition channels like Multimedios and the Ultra HD Plex channels, including Ultra Cine, Ultra Kidz, Ultra Fiesta and Ultra Docu. A full list of the FiOS TV channels included in this free preview, along with their corresponding channel numbers, can be found on the Verizon At Home blog (http://forums.verizon.com/t5/Verizon-at-Home/FiOS-Free-Preview-Spanish-language-channels-free-this-week/ba-p/482733).
SomosFiOS Facebook Competition
Through its SomosFiOS Facebook page, Verizon FiOS will donate $10,000 to three Verizon-supported educational organizations that foster education efforts in the Hispanic community: Hispanic Scholarship Fund, Excelencia in Education and ASPIRA. Fans who "like" the SomosFiOS Facebook page by Oct. 15 will be prompted to vote for their favorite from among the three organizations and also will have the opportunity to watch a video through which they can learn more about Verizon's commitment to education. The amount of the individual grants will be calculated based on the percentage of votes each organization receives during the duration of the preview program.
The Verizon Foundation also donates to the Hispanic community. For well over a decade, the foundation has invested thousands of dollars to support programs that benefit Hispanic communities across the country, with an emphasis on education.
"With the largest Spanish-language TV offering in the nation, including the most HD Spanish-language channels, FiOS helps our Hispanic customers pass down their language and culture to the next generation," said Oscar Madrid, director of multicultural marketing for Verizon. "We have been hard at work, creating a Spanish-language offering that will help keep our Spanish-speaking customers close to their culture. We are excited to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with this free TV preview and an exciting Facebook competition."
Verizon FiOS offers two options for customers who want the best in Spanish-language programming. FiOS TV's La Conexion is a bundled package that includes Verizon's phone and FiOS Internet services. Available for $89.99 per month in the bundled package, La Conexion offers customers the best in Spanish and English programming, with more than 190 channels including 31 in HD. Verizon's Spanish-language package, which is available for $12.99 per month, features 70 Spanish channels, including news, sports and entertainment and can be added to any FiOS package.
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 consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, with more than 94 million retail customers nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers in more than 150 countries, including all of the Fortune 500. A Dow 30 company with $111 billion in 2011 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of more than 188,000. For more information, visit www.verizon.com.
Heather Wilner, 908-559-6407