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Coming To A Verizon Wireless Phone This Fall: Live ESPN Mobile TV Game Coverage Of College Football Games

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September 10, 2009

Debra Lewis
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908-559-7512Colleen Lynch
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BRISTOL, CT, and BASKING RIDGE, NJ — For college football fanatics, this is the time of year they look forward to: Their teams are taking the field at the start of a new season. Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless service provider, along with ESPN Mobile TV, today announced that customers can watch every nail-biting minute of a slate of college football live on V CAST Video on their Verizon Wireless phones.

ESPN Mobile TV will stream select college football games live straight to Verizon Wireless customers' mobile phones for sports fans during the regular season from conferences that include the ACC, BIG EAST, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-10 and SEC. This month's coverage will include match-ups between UCLA vs. Tennessee this Saturday, Sept. 12 and Utah vs. Oregon next Saturday, Sept. 19. In addition to live game coverage, fans will be able to access highlights, news and updates with V CAST Video, giving them the luxury of catching up on games at their own convenience.

Terry Denson, vice president, content strategy and acquisition at Verizon, said, "Verizon is every football fan's best play for on-the-go action. Live games on V CAST Video, shown in their entirety, make watching Saturday's biggest and best match-ups easier than ever wherever you go."

John Zehr, senior vice president of digital video and mobile productions for ESPN, said, "We're excited for college football season and understand the passion for watching games live, no matter where you are. Our goal is to serve sports fans on the best available screen, whether at home, on your computer or on your cell phone to catch all the action."

New customers with V CAST-enabled feature phones can check out V CAST Video for a $10.00 monthly subscription, which includes access to full-length television shows plus news, sports, weather and live entertainment and access to the Verizon Wireless ESPN MVP service. There are no megabyte charges to download, stream or watch V CAST content with any V CAST subscription; however, new customers must also subscribe to a data package for a data usage allowance. The new V CAST Video on Demand plan replaces the $15.00 V CAST VPak. These changes will not impact existing customers.

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 ESPN Mobile
ESPN Mobile is comprised of multiple mobile products and services including the mobile Web, mobile video, mobile television, mobile applications, mobile games and mobile alerts. On the mobile Web it operates the leading mobile Web site, averaging more than 8 million unique users per month and accounting for more than 60 percent of the sports audience on the mobile Web. It also delivers on-demand video across nearly all mobile platforms and carriers, operates ESPN Mobile TV — the 24/7 mobile television network on the FLO TV and MobiTV platforms, and licenses content to multiple mobile video platforms such as Quickplay's PrimeTime2Go. ESPN Mobile has also developed some of the leading applications in the mobile space including ESPN ScoreCenter and the signature ESPN MVP application. Each month, ESPN delivers more than 60 million alerts to fans.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable and largest wireless voice and data network, serving 87.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 87,000 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.  

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