SAN FRANCISCO, CA, BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and LOS ANGELES, CA — From CTIA WIRELESS I.T. & Entertainment 2008 in San Francisco, Verizon Wireless, builder and operator of the nation’s most reliable wireless voice and data network, and leading online entertainment distributor 60Frames today announced the critically-acclaimed “Tuned In,” featuring the latest in modern music and hosted by Los Angeles KCRW DJ Nic Harcourt, is now available on V CAST Video.
“Tuned In” is a weekly modern music news show covering newly discovered bands and their debut albums, new releases from essential/established artists, and tour news and clips from in-studio sessions. Hosted by Nic Harcourt (KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic”), each week’s episode highlights new artists and albums from up-and-coming bands and lets viewers stay on the cutting edge of the new music scene.
Verizon Wireless is committed to delivering a variety of V CAST Video programming to meet ongoing customer demand for news, sports, weather and entertainment while on-the-go. In the first half of 2008, Verizon Wireless customers downloaded more than 71 million video clips and songs from the company’s V CAST Video and Music services. With the addition of “Tuned In” from 60Frames, Verizon Wireless is able to offer a broader line-up of content on V CAST Video to help satisfy the mobile cravings of Verizon Wireless customers.
Customers can find “Tuned In” in the Net’s Best category on 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, which also includes access to Verizon Wireless’ ESPN MVP, Get It Now® and Mobile Web services. Customers get unlimited basic video – including “Tuned In” – but application download fees may 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 68.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 70,000 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 60Frames Entertainment
60Frames Entertainment finances and syndicates professionally produced short form digital entertainment and creates unique, highly effective online advertising opportunities for national brands. An independent company founded in 2007 with the support of leading entertainment industry talent and literary agency United Talent Agency (UTA) and groundbreaking Internet-based ad agency Spot Runner, 60Frames is dedicated to meeting the needs of both content creators and marketers. The company distributes its content through popular video portals and social networking sites as well as mobile and emerging broadband outlets. The company is backed by leading institutional and private investors including Tudor Investment Corporation and The Pilot Group, co-founded by Robert Pittman.