News Release

Verizon Wireless And Sí TV Launch Online Auditions For New Latin Host Of V CAST

Hopefuls Can Post their Videos on Audition Web Site (www.beonvcast.com) and Site Visitors can Vote on their Favorite Audition Videos

July 31, 2007

Jeffrey Nelson
Jeffrey.Nelson@VerizonWireless.com
908-559-7519Jenny Snegaroff
Sí TV
jennysnegaroff@earthlink.net
310-474-7717

BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and LOS ANGELES — Verizon Wireless, the leading wireless company with the most reliable wireless voice and data network, and Sí TV, the first and only network to target the millions of Latinos who prefer their entertainment in English, announced today the launch of online auditions for a new Latin host of V CAST, Verizon Wireless' consumer broadband multimedia service. The lucky — and talented — winner will have the opportunity to jet set around the country to the biggest Latino entertainment events, hitting the red carpet and interviewing celebrities for V CAST.

The search for the next Latin V CAST host is open to both men and women, ages 21 to 35, who are fully bilingual in English and Spanish and who have the lively personality to be a program host. To become the next Latin V CAST host, hopefuls can register on www.beonvcast.com and post their profiles, photos and audition videos through August 31. For interested participants without the equipment to upload their own videos, the companies are also holding two in-store auditions in California and New York. The California audition takes place on Saturday, August 4, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Verizon Wireless Communications Store at 3170 E. Imperial Highway in Lynwood, Calif. The New York City audition will be held on Saturday, August 11, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Verizon Wireless Communications Store at 581 Broadway in Soho.

Voting for the semi-finalists for the next Latin V CAST host is open to the public online at www.beonvcast.com through August 31. Verizon Wireless customers can also vote by sending the message "VOTE" to 8601. Standard messaging rates apply. Once the semi-finalists are decided by the voting, Verizon Wireless will select a panel of judges to determine the final winner. The winner will be announced at the end of September. For complete rules, visit www.beonvcast.com.

Verizon Wireless customers can also view the video submissions on V CAST on the Sí TV channel in the Latino category. 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 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 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 62.1 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 67,000 employees nationwide. The company 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 Sí TV
Sí TV is America's first media company to reach the millions of 18-34 year old Latinos who prefer their content in English and seek it across all platforms-including linear television, online, video-on-demand and wireless devices. Sí TV offers authentic, relevant content and a 60% original programming slate that ranges from outrageous comedy to music, independent movies, lifestyle and talk. The network is available nationwide on Dish Network, and in more than 200 cities and communities across America, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Detroit, Denver, San Antonio and Las Vegas. For more information about Sí TV, please visit www.sitv.com.  

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