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Fox Soccer Channel and Verizon Wireless Bring Barclays Premier League Games to V CAST Phones
Jan 08, 2008 (10:01 AM EST)


BASKING RIDGE, N.J., LOS ANGELES, and LAS VEGAS, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- From 2008 International CES, Verizon Wireless, the leading wireless company with the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, and Fox Soccer Channel today announced they are delivering video highlight content from England's Barclays Premier League to V CAST Video-enabled phones. The relationship makes Verizon Wireless the first wireless distributor of Fox Soccer Channel's exclusive Barclays Premier League mobile highlight package, delivering more than 35 video clips per week -- including near-live, in-game coverage -- to V CAST Video customers from coast-to-coast.

"We are delighted to partner with Verizon Wireless to provide fans with in-game mobile video content featuring their favorite Barclays Premier League teams," said David Sternberg, executive vice president and general manager of Fox Soccer Channel. "This agreement underscores both the growing popularity of the Barclays Premier League stateside, and the ability of Verizon Wireless to deliver a breadth of high-quality video content to its V CAST customers."

"Verizon Wireless customers want to stay up-to-date and informed while on-the-go. Video from Fox Soccer Channel helps V CAST Video customers catch every goal when they are on the move," said Ryan Hughes, vice president of digital programming for Verizon.

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, which also includes access to Verizon Wireless' ESPN MVP, Get It Now(R) and Mobile Web 2.0(SM) services. Customers get unlimited basic video -- including video from Fox Soccer Channel -- but application download fees apply for 3D games and premium video. There are no airtime or megabyte charges to download, stream or watch V CAST content with any V CAST subscription.

For more information about Verizon Wireless products and services, 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 63.7 million customers. The largest U.S. wireless company and largest wireless data provider, based on revenues, Verizon Wireless is headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 68,000 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 Fox Soccer Channel

Fox Soccer Channel offers the most comprehensive coverage of world-class soccer available in the United States, including Major League Soccer, England's Barclays Premier League, Italy's Serie A and the Argentine First Division as well as global tournaments such as the UEFA Cup, UEFA Women's Championship, English FA Cup, FIFA Club World Cup, CONCACAF Champions' Cup and FA Community Shield. The Official Broadcast Partner of the United States Youth Soccer Association, Fox Soccer Channel also televises the United Soccer Leagues, Major Indoor Soccer Leagues and NCAA Division I college soccer matches. The channel reaches more than 32 million cable and satellite households in the U.S. and Caribbean.

Fox Soccer Channel is one of 28 national and regional programming networks within Fox Networks Group, an operating unit of the News Corporation . These broadcast, cable, satellite and telephony delivered networks reach more than half a billion U.S. television homes, and represent one of the media industry's most diverse collections of programming operations. Fox Networks Group consists of FOX Sports, Fox Broadcasting Company, Fox Cable Networks and Fox Networks Engineering & Operations. For more information, visit America's most visited online soccer destination at foxsoccer.com.

CONTACT: Jeffrey Nelson of Verizon Wireless, +1-908-559-7519, Jeffrey.Nelson@verizonwireless.com; or Ben Alkaly of Fox Soccer Channel,+1-310-444-8642, ; or Etienne Hernandez-Medina of H&MCommunications for Fox Soccer Channel, +1-310-849-3663,

Web site: http://www.verizonwireless.com/ http://foxsoccer.com/