Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Verizon's FiOS Mobile App Adds 24 Live Viacom Channels to Its Out-of-Home Lineup

Original Verizon Press Release via PR Newswire:

FiOS Mobile App Adds 24 Live Viacom Channels to Its Out-of-Home Lineup

FiOS Customers Now Have 88 Live Channels of Out-of-Home Anytime, Almost Anywhere Access to Hit Viacom Shows Including 'Punk'd' and 'Ridiculousness'

NEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- TV watching isn't just for the home anymore. About 25 percent of pay TV subscribers watch TV out-of-the home, according to recent research by the NPD Group. Fortunately for FiOS customers, Verizon's FiOS Mobile App is adding Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV, Spike and 20 other Viacom channels to its out-of-home lineup. This addition brings 88 the number of live channels FiOS TV customers can watch on the go. To date, FiOS customers have spent more than 125 million hours using the FiOS Mobile App.

The newest channels offer something for everyone, whether it's "Punk'd," "Ridiculousness," "South Park," or "SpongeBob Square Pants,"– anytime, anywhere on any compatible tablet, smartphone or mobile device. Here's a list of the 24 new out-of-home live-TV channels:

BET Gospel, BET HD, Centric, CMT HD, CMT Pure Country, Comedy Central HD, Logo, MTV HD, MTV Hits, MTV Jams, MTV Tr3s, MTV U, MTV2, Nick 2, Nick Jr., Nick HD, Nick Toons, Palladia, Spike HD, Teen Nick, TV Land HD, VH1 Classic, VH1 HD and VH1 Soul.

In addition to the 88 live out-of-home channels, the FiOS Mobile App, which is free* to FiOS TV customers, also boasts 168 channels in-home. Customers can watch TV via the FiOS Mobile app on the iPad, iPhone, select Android tablets and phones, Kindle Fire tablets, and more.

(Note: Read more about the FiOS Mobile App and download the free app).

Ben Grad, executive director of content strategy and acquisition for Verizon, said: "We're excited to give our customers the ability to watch even more great live content from channels like Nick, Comedy Central and MTV in the palm of their hand, on the device of their choice, at home and on the go. With FiOS Mobile, our customers can truly watch TV wherever they are, on their preferred device. Close collaboration with content partners like Viacom allows us to deliver a seamless customer experience. And we'll keep giving our customers more live, anywhere content in the coming months."

Samantha Cooper, senior vice president, content distribution for Viacom, said: "We are pleased to join the Verizon FIOS out-of-home lineup, continuing our push to be early partners with the most innovative platforms. With this deal, we are mirroring the behavior of our audiences and capturing great value for our brands."

The FiOS Mobile App* also offers On-Demand content, including more than 70,000 titles, from users' favorite channels, such as HBO, Food Network, HGTV, TNT, TBS and more. On-demand content from Viacom networks like Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and MTV will be coming to FiOS Mobile soon.

Additionally, FiOS Mobile makes organizing and managing content easy and convenient. The easy-to-use functions include Remote DVR, TV Listings, My Bookmarks, My Library, On Demand, DVR, Settings and Help. In addition, the FiOS Mobile App offers parental controls, so parents can decide what content they want to allow their children to access.

FiOS TV offers a broad collection of programming on TV and industry-leading picture quality with more than 625 all-digital channels including up to 185 HD channels and over 100,000 Video On Demand titles and growing, including over 40,000 in HD.

* Verizon FiOS TV subscription required and only available on select devices. In-home live TV streaming requires Internet and TV subscription and use of FiOS router. Subscription to premium movie channels or highest-tiered TV package required to access certain channels. FiOS On Demand service usage and content availability restrictions apply. Wireless data charges may apply.

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 108 million retail connections 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 worldwide. A Dow 30 company with more than $127 billion in 2014 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of 177,300. For more information, visit www.verizon.com/news/.

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