LAS VEGAS, NV and BASKING RIDGE, NJ — From the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), TouchTunes Interactive Networks today announced that it will leverage the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network in its fleet of Digital Jukeboxes nationwide. TouchTunes Interactive Networks is the largest interactive out-of-home entertainment network in North America, providing entertainment and marketing solutions to more than 45,000 bars and restaurants.
Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network will provide TouchTunes with a unique combination of high data speeds, excellent in-building wireless penetration, and coast-to-coast coverage. With instant-on connectivity, TouchTunes systems using Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE will have lower deployment costs and on-demand access to TouchTunes’ rich entertainment and advertising media.
“We’re proud to work with Verizon Wireless as it launches its next generation of high-speed mobile networks,” said Michael Tooker, senior vice president of technology at TouchTunes. “The breakthrough performance of Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network will seamlessly connect users to our vast music catalog and our advertising partners to their target audience.” At CES, TouchTunes will demonstrate an LTE connected jukebox and LTE connected TouchTunesTV system, as well as its new myTouchTunes Mobile app for the Android platform. Visitors will be able to use the Mobile app to browse and search for music, access their personal playlists, play music from the jukebox, automatically post their plays to Facebook® and Twitter™, and more. Commercial availability of 4G LTE supported TouchTunes jukeboxes and TouchTunesTV screens will closely follow the rollout of LTE devices. The myTouchTunes Mobile Android app will be available through V CAST Apps, Verizon Wireless’ mobile storefront shortly.
The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network, launched in December 2010, is the fastest, most advanced 4G network in the United States, providing speeds up to 10 times faster than Verizon Wireless’ 3G network. Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network currently reaches one-third of all Americans, with plans to expand the network to the company’s entire 3G coverage area over the next three years.
TouchTunes will be highlighted from Jan. 6-9 in Verizon Wireless’ booth (#35216 in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center). For more information about the LTE Innovation Center and Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network, visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte. For more information about Verizon Wireless at CES, visit www.verizonwireless.com/ces or follow the company on Twitter at http://twitter.com/verizonwireless.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s fastest and most advanced 4G network and largest and most reliable 3G network, and serves more than 93 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 80,000 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.
About TouchTunes Interactive Networks
TouchTunes Interactive Networks is the largest interactive out-of-home entertainment network in North America. TouchTunes provides entertainment and marketing solutions to more than 45,000 bars, restaurants and retailers. Since TouchTunes introduced the world’s first digital downloading, pay-per-play jukebox, the network has become the largest of its kind with close to 2 million songs played, on average, across the network every day. TouchTunes has a growing music library of more than three million licensed tracks, and delivered more than 750 million songs in 2009 alone. In 2010 TouchTunes launched myTouchTunes, a new way for consumers to interact with the jukebox by allowing them to create playlists and play them on TouchTunes Digital Jukeboxes. myTouchTunes includes jukebox functionality, an online experience, and a new mobile app. The company also provides TouchTunesTV, a unique, screen-within-a-screen interactive television experience that wraps around regularly scheduled programming and provides custom advertising capabilities, venue promotions and social networking opportunities. TouchTunes is a privately held U.S. corporation with offices in New York City, Arlington Heights, Illinois and Montreal, Canada. For further information please visit us at: