LAS VEGAS, BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and NEW YORK — From CTIA WIRELESS 2008, Verizon Wireless, the builder and operator of the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, and Univision Móvil, the most relevant Spanish-language mobile content and video provider, today announced the availability of the Univision Móvil video channel on Verizon Wireless' V CAST Video service.
For the first time, Verizon Wireless V CAST customers can access clips from their favorite Univision shows including Escándalo TV, an entertainment and celebrity talk show on TeleFutura, Noticiero Univision, an Emmy® award-winning evening newscast, and República Deportiva, a popular sports show right on their phones. The Univision Móvil V CAST Video channel provides customers with extensive video clips from a variety of categories, such as entertainment, news and sports.
Jennifer Byrne, director of V CAST Video and social media for Verizon, said, "The Univision Móvil V CAST Video channel helps us provide our Spanish-speaking customers with relevant content they want, including clips from popular Univision shows."
"With initiatives like these, our longstanding relationship with Verizon Wireless continues to extend the country's most popular Spanish-language programming to customers on-the-go," said Christopher Brunner, vice president of mobile content and services for Univision Online.
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® and Mobile Web 2.0(SM) services. Customers get unlimited basic video including the Univision Móvil V CAST Video 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.
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About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 65.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 69,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, go to: 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 Univision Online, Inc.
Univision Online, Inc. is the interactive division of Univision Communications Inc., the premier Spanish-language media company in the United States. Univision Communications Inc. owns and operates and Univision Online, the premier Spanish-language Internet destination in the U.S. located at www.univision.com, and Univision Móvil, the most relevant Spanish-language mobile content and video, which includes in-show wireless integrations, PSMS programs and the industry's most comprehensive downloadable content catalog. Univision Communications Inc.'s operations include Univision Network, the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the U.S. reaching 99% of U.S. Hispanic Households; TeleFutura Network, a general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network, which was launched in 2002 and now reaches 89% of U.S. Hispanic Households; Galavisión, the country's leading Spanish-language cable network; Univision Television Group, which owns and operates 64 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio group which owns and/or operates 70 radio stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and 5 stations in Puerto Rico; and Univision Music Group, which includes Univision Records, Fonovisa Records, La Calle Records and Mexico-based Disa Records as well as Fonomusic and America Musical Publishing companies. Univision Communications also has a 50% interest in TuTv, a joint venture formed to broadcast Televisa's pay television channels in the U.S. Univision Communications has television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States.
For more information, please visit www.univision.net.