BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and NEW YORK, NY — Verizon Wireless announced today that Spanish-language programs from V-me, America’s Spanish TV alternative, are now playing on V CAST Video, available on the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network.
“V-me’s new relationship with Verizon Wireless brings our unique Spanish-language content to some of the most avid consumers of mobile content – U.S. Latinos – giving them more options to catch their favorite V-me shows whenever they want, on demand,” said Carmen DiRienzo, V-me’s president and chief executive officer.
The award-winning, culturally-relevant programs from V-me are for kids and adults and include:
- “En Pantalla” (“On Screen”) – This V-me original production with host Jack Rico is the only weekly cinema series in Spanish and covers the latest English and Spanish releases with news, reviews and interviews.
- “Hay Alguien Ahí” (“There’s Someone There”) – In the first paranormal drama on U.S. Hispanic TV, supernatural dangers confront a family that moves into a house filled with dark secrets with a chilling new episode every week.
- “Cuenta Atrás” (“Against Time”) – In this action-packed police drama, Chief Corso – a tough, brilliant loner with a short fuse – leads an elite crime unit in a weekly race against the clock to solve the toughest cases.
- “Lazytown” – This worldwide hit delivers a healthy, positive message about exercise and nutrition through movement, music and comedy.
- “Los disfraces de Dougie” (“Dougie in Disguise”) – A boy with a vivid imagination transforms his books into a world of magic, wisdom and creative play.
- “Cinco minutos más” (“Five Minutes More”) – Innovative shorts, with characters from Jim Henson™, promote literacy, storytelling and reading aloud to children.
- “Las tres mellizas bebés” (“The Baby Triplets”) – Young viewers will enjoy Spain’s famous mischievous Triplets, who combine play with language and social development.
“By bringing several V-me television programs to V CAST Video, we’re giving our Latino customers another way to stay current with what’s happening, even if they are away from a television or a computer,” said Terry Denson, vice president of content strategy and acquisition for Verizon.
V CAST Video customers can view full episodes of their favorite shows as well as live sports events, including the 2010 FIFA World Cup™. V CAST Video is available on many 3G Multimedia phones and 3G Smartphones. Content from V-me can be found on V CAST-capable phones in the Media Center/Get It Now® under V CAST Video/Latino/V-me. Customers with select BlackBerry® smartphones can find V-me content on their devices under Menu/V CAST Video/Latino/V-me.
New customers can check out V CAST Video on Demand for a $10 monthly subscription. Customers who sign up for V CAST Video on Demand before May 31, 2010, will receive the first month of service free. To avoid the $10 monthly access fee, customers must cancel the service within one month of activation. There are no megabyte charges to download, stream or watch V CAST content with any V CAST subscription; however, customers must also subscribe to a data package for a data usage allowance. For more information about V CAST Video, including how to subscribe, visit www.verizonwireless.com/vcast.
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About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving nearly 93 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 81,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: 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.
V-me, one of America’s largest Spanish networks, entertains and informs Latino families in Spanish with primetime drama, music, sports, current affairs and Latin cinema, along with world class kids, food, lifestyle and nature. The 24-hour network, partnered with public television stations, is currently available in over 70% of all Hispanic homes. V-me is the first venture of the media production and distribution company, V-me Media Inc. To find out more, visit www.VmeTV.com.