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Verizon Wireless And Discovery Communications Launch TLC, Animal Planet, Planet Green And Discovery Kids Channels On V CAST

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September 9, 2008

Jeffrey Nelson
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Debra Lewis
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Juliet Farrell
Discovery Communications
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA, BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and SILVER SPRING, MD — 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 Discovery Communications, the number one non-fiction media company, today announced the launch of four new channels on Verizon Wireless' V CAST Video service — TLC, Animal Planet, Planet Green and Discovery Kids.

TLC, Animal Planet, Planet Green and Discovery Kids on V CAST allow Verizon Wireless customers to enjoy a broad selection of video clips from hit shows, including fan favorites "Jon & Kate Plus 8" from TLC, "Untamed & Uncut" from Animal Planet, "Wa$ted" from Planet Green and "Bindi the Jungle Girl" from Discovery Kids. Video clips from these shows and others join video clips from Discovery Channel's popular shows "Dirty Jobs" and "MythBusters."

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 TLC, Planet Green, Animal Planet and Discovery Kids, 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 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 TLC, Planet Green, Animal Planet and Discovery Kids — 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.

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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 Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications is the world's number-one nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 170 countries. Discovery empowers people to explore their world and satisfy their curiosity through 100-plus worldwide networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Planet Green, Investigation Discovery and HD Theater, as well as leading consumer and educational products and services, and a diversified portfolio of digital media services including HowStuffWorks. Discovery Communications is owned by Discovery Holding Company (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB), Advance/Newhouse Communications and John S. Hendricks, Discovery's founder and chairman. For more information, please visit www.DiscoveryCommunications.com.  

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