BEDMINSTER, NJ and BURBANK, CA — The nation's leading wireless service provider is teaming up with the nation's #1 late night host as Verizon Wireless and NBC Mobile bring video segments of "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" to customers' V CAST-enabled phones.
Starting today, V CAST customers can access the best of "Tonight" in the palm of their hands and get all the laughs from Jay's weeknight monologues and comedy sketch favorites. From the streets of L.A. in "Jaywalking," weekly "Headlines," and street correspondent pieces, fans won't miss a beat from the #1 show in late night television. With a few clicks on their phone's keypad, V CAST customers can access a total of four features at any given time, two of which will be refreshed daily.
"NBC Universal has built a great relationship with Verizon Wireless with mobile original news programming on V CAST," said Salil Dalvi, vice president, NBC Mobile. "We are happy that their customers will now have access to the number one show in late night."
Bill Stone, vice president of marketing for Verizon Wireless, noted "V CAST customers have enjoyed the latest NBC content since the service launched nearly a year ago. With the addition of excerpts of Jay Leno's popular monologues and other segments from the top show in late night, our customers have another way to enjoy their favorite television programming on their wireless phones."
V CAST from Verizon Wireless allows customers to view crystal clear video clips from the hottest names in entertainment, news, sports and more in the palms of their hands. V CAST is available to more than 140 million Americans in 171 major metropolitan markets and 68 primary airports, giving V CAST customers the ability to laugh with Leno from coast to coast.
Verizon Wireless V CAST customers can view two new video segments each day from "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." Customers can find these video clips under the Entertainment category in the V CAST Showcase Channel.
To get V CAST from Verizon Wireless, customers simply equip their V CAST-enabled phones with a V CAST VPak subscription for $15.00 monthly access added to their Verizon Wireless calling plan. With the V CAST VPak, there are no airtime charges to stream and watch "The Tonight Show" videos. Unlimited basic video clips are included, but application download fees apply for 3D games and premium video. There are no airtime charges to download, stream or watch V CAST content.
For more information on 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 owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 49.3 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com. 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 www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
About NBC Mobile
NBC Mobile, a part of NBC Universal Digital Media, is customized television programming for mobile phones. Launched in 2004, NBC Mobile was the first and continues to be the only mobile content provider to create video news broadcasts produced especially for cell phones. Currently available on several wireless carriers, customers with SmartVideo and MobiTV packages can also access NBC Mobile content, as well as 24-hour streaming content from NBC, MSNBC and CNBC. On average, NBC Mobile produces 20-25, 2-4 minute short-form programs daily, including late night hits, breaking news, original newscasts, original features and in-depth stories produced especially for the cell phone.