SAN FRANCISCO, CA, BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and BURBANK, 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 the Warner Bros. Television Group (WBTVG) today announced The WB Channel is now available on V CAST Video. Available exclusively on mobile through Verizon Wireless’ V CAST Video service, The WB Channel features made-for-mobile programming from five original series on TheWB.com, beginning with the mobile premiere of “Sorority Forever,” an innovative drama that gives a behind-the-scenes look at one of the most intriguing secret societies in the world: the sorority.
In “Sorority Forever,” director/producer McG (“Terminator Salvation,” “The O.C.,” “Chuck,” “Supernatural” and the “Charlie’s Angels” movies), through his Wonderland Sound and Vision banner, teams up with Big Fantastic, producers of the hit digital series “Prom Queen.” With a mystery around every corner, “Sorority Forever” will provide viewers with a sexy and immersive experience that is simultaneously realistic and voyeuristic, as if “Prom Queen” met “The O.C.,” but set in college. The series stars Jessica Rose (“lonelygirl15”), Mikaela Hoover, Taryn Southern, Anabella Casanova, Candice Patton, Annemarie Pazmino, Jessica Morris, Cary Hungerford, Angie Cole, David Loren and Joaquin Pastor. McG will executive produce, along with Big Fantastic creators/executive producers Douglas Cheney, Chris Hampel, Chris McCaleb and Ryan Wise. Producing alongside McG at Wonderland Sound and Vision are Peter Johnson, Matthew King and Jeff Grosvenor.
Commercial-free episodes of “Sorority Forever” will be available on The WB Channel on V CAST Video over the span of eight weeks, allowing fans to catch up with their favorite online series and watch previews of new episodes while they are on-the-go, even with just a few minutes to spare. Additional series from TheWB.com will make their mobile debuts on V CAST Video later this year.
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 The WB Channel, 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.
The WB Channel is located in the TV section of the Picture & Video shopping aisle within V CAST Video. 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 The WB Channel – 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 Warner Bros. Television Group
The Warner Bros. Television Group oversees the entire portfolio of Warner Bros. television businesses, including worldwide production, traditional and digital distribution and broadcasting. WBTVG is committed to creating, producing and distributing content across all traditional, emerging digital and future platforms in the evolving entertainment and media landscape. In the traditional television arena, WBTVG produces primetime, first-run, cable and animation series which are distributed worldwide. WBTVG is also an innovative leader in developing new business models for the evolving digital television marketplace, including ad-supported video-on-demand as well as broadband and wireless destinations featuring original content produced by WBTVG. The Group provides unmatched digital media sales opportunities tailored to clients seeking multiplatform campaigns across broadcast, cable, broadband and wireless outlets. Warner Bros. Entertainment is also a partner with CBS in The CW Television Network.