LAS VEGAS, ATLANTA and BEDMINSTER, NJ — From CTIA Wireless 2006, Verizon Wireless and Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS, Inc.) today announced that V CAST customers can view content from Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Turner Classic Movies (TCM) on their V CAST-enabled phones.
Drawing from the world's largest cartoon library, Cartoon Network will provide V CAST customers with video content from the network's original series, including The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, The Powerpuff Girls, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, Codename: Kids Next Door and Dexter's Laboratory.
V CAST customers who want to view edgy animated comedy and action series can download content from Adult Swim, Cartoon Network's late night sister service with content from original productions, including The Venture Bros., Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Sealab 2021 and Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law.
In addition, V CAST customers can continue to access CNN video-on-demand clips from Now in the News (updated hourly), as well as additional programming offered from categories including Top Stories, Business News, Sports, Politics and Entertainment.
"We are pleased to bring Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, TCM and CNN to Verizon Wireless V CAST customers," said Dennis Quinn, executive vice president, business development, TBS, Inc. "This agreement extends our popular brands and enhances the consumers' viewing experience by reaching them on multiple platforms."
"Cartoon Network and Adult Swim programming has translated very well on many levels," said Jim Samples, executive vice president and general manager for Cartoon Network Worldwide. "We are thrilled to have our programs distributed on Verizon Wireless' V CAST service, allowing our viewers another opportunity to catch some of their favorite shows."
"Through this arrangement, TCM will be able to deliver top-quality movie entertainment through an innovative programming platform that reaches viewers beyond the normal television viewing experience," said Tom Karsch, executive vice president and general manager for TCM. "This strategy, in turn, allows the network to broaden its appeal to a wider audience."
V CAST from Verizon Wireless allows customers to view video clips from the hottest names in entertainment, news, sports and more in the palms of their hands. V CAST is currently available to more than 150 million Americans and runs on Verizon Wireless' broadband network, the most robust, award-winning wireless broadband network in the nation.
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. Unlimited basic video clips are included, but application download fees apply for 3D games and premium video. V CAST is available in the V CAST coverage area.
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About Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, is a major producer of news and entertainment product around the world and the leading provider of programming for the basic cable industry.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 51.3 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.