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Verizon Wireless Rolls Out Veoh Video on V CAST
Jul 18, 2007 (10:07 AM EDT)
BASKING RIDGE, N.J. and SAN DIEGO, July 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless, the leading wireless company with the most reliable wireless voice and data network, and Veoh ( www.veoh.com ), the leader in Internet Television, today launched a Veoh channel on the Verizon Wireless V CAST service. Veoh features the best selection of video content on the Internet. To date, more than 85,000 video publishers -- from independent producers to some of the best known brands in music, sports, politics, and entertainment -- have chosen Veoh as a distribution platform.
With Veoh on V CAST, Verizon Wireless customers now have access to the "Best of Veoh" video collection that includes animation, comedy, entertainment, drama, and Web-series video. The programming was selected specifically for the mobile audience from video clips published on Veoh.com and is continually refreshed to help keep V CAST customers entertained while on-the-go.
To get V CAST, customers with select V CAST-enabled phones can check out V CAST whenever they want for just $3.00 for 24-hour use or by signing up for the $15.00 V CAST VPak monthly subscription. Customers get unlimited basic video -- including Veoh -- but application download fees apply for 3D games and premium video. There are no airtime charges to download, stream or watch V CAST content. Customers can find Veoh in the Net's Best section on all V CAST-enabled phones.
The two companies said their relationship will also enable Verizon to bring Veoh content to Verizon's consumer broadband services and FiOS TV, marking the first time Veoh content will be available on three screens. A Veoh channel is expected on the VerizonSurround broadband entertainment portal this fall; FiOS TV, Verizon's next generation TV service, is slated to carry Veoh content later this year. As part of the relationship, Verizon is also advertising on VeohTV.
For more information about V CAST from Verizon Wireless, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com .
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving more than 60.7 million customers. The largest US wireless company and largest wireless data provider, based on revenues, Verizon Wireless is headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 66,000 employees nationwide. The company is a joint venture of Verizon Communications www.verizonwireless.com www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia and Vodafone . Find more information on the Web at . To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at .
About Veoh Networks
Veoh Networks is an innovative Internet Television company that delivers broadcast-quality video programming via the Internet.
The Veoh Networks' portfolio includes Veoh.com and VeohTV - a free downloadable application that turns online video into Internet Television. Veoh.com is an advanced video hosting and sharing site with over 85,000 content publishers - from Paramount Pictures, Lions Gate, PBS, National Lampoon, Road and Track and Us Magazine to thousands of independent filmmakers and content producers - that currently attracts over 15 million unique users per month. VeohTV makes it easy to turn any computer into a digital video recorder that allows viewers to watch and record shows from thousands of Internet video sources. For advertisers, Veoh offers compelling ways of engaging with a targeted audience and measuring performance of their ad buys.
Veoh Networks is a privately held company that is backed by leading technology and media investors, including Shelter Capital Partners, Spark Capital, Goldman Sachs, Michael Eisner's Tornante Company, and Time Warner Inc. The company's principal offices are in Los Angeles and San Diego, California.
CONTACT: Jeffrey Nelson, Verizon Wireless, +1-908-559-7519, Jeffrey.Nelson@verizonwireless.com; or Jeff Klein, Dan KloresCommunications for Veoh, +1-212-981-5189,
Web site: http://www.verizonwireless.com/