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Bracket Booster: Panel Of Top Coaches Provides Preview Of First Round College Basketball Games Only On V CAST Video From Verizon Wireless

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March 16, 2009

Debra Lewis
Debra.Lewis@VerizonWireless.com
908-559-7512Matt Carstens
Intersport
mcarstens@Intersportnet.com
312-644-5233

BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and CHICAGO, IL — With the attention of the sports world turning to the annual college basketball championships, Verizon Wireless said today that information on first round games, featuring insight and analysis from some of the nation's top college coaches, will be available on V CAST Video.

Available just hours after the teams and seedings were announced, the ultimate insider's guide to the brackets can be found in the Sports channel on V CAST Video. Basketball aficionados and casual fans alike will see and hear a panel of the top college coaches in the country break down the matchups and offer their opinions on games to be played later this week.

"This is the time of year when college basketball takes center stage in the sports world, and offering these previews on V CAST Video gives our customers an insider's look at the upcoming games," said Terry Denson, vice president of content strategy and acquisition at Verizon.

Among the panel of top coaches featured in the game previews on V CAST Video are: Rick Pitino (Louisville), John Calipari (Memphis), Jeff Capel (Oklahoma), Bruce Pearl (Tennessee) and Lorenzo Romar (Washington). All of these coaches and their teams will be participating in the tournament.

"The March Madness Insider's Bracket with this panel forum of superb coaches is the ultimate tool for fans filling out a bracket and will give Verizon customers another perspective on the just-announced matchups," said Matt Carstens, vice president for digital media and general manager, Mobile at Intersport.

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 V CAST channels featuring more than 100 full-length programs from leading broadcast and cable networks, the Verizon Wireless ESPN MVP service, Get It Now® and Mobile Web services. Customers get unlimited basic video, 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 video content from Verizon Wireless, 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 and largest wireless voice and data network, serving more than 80 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 85,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit 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 Intersport
For more than 20 years, Intersport has been recognized as an Award-winning creator, producer and distributor of original sports and entertainment programming as well as an industry leader in event marketing and corporate hospitality. The Intersport Media Group is one of the largest independent producers in the U.S. through the distribution of sports and entertainment content across all media platforms. Intersport's distribution and programming partnerships include: Verizon, YouTube, Comcast.net, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, and ESPN among others. The Intersport Event Marketing Group designs and executes national event marketing initiatives, including mobile marketing tours at professional, collegiate and youth sporting events as well as major event corporate hospitality programs. Intersport is headquartered in Chicago with offices in New York City and serves the needs of Fortune 500 companies such as LifeLock, DirecTV, State Farm, Taco Bell, Liberty Mutual, Capital One and Geico. For more information, please visit www.intersportnet.com.

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