ESPN and Univision Sports Channels Arrive on the FiOS Mobile App
Summer is hot with sports. Whether it’s the 2014 FIFA World Cup or the U.S. Open at Pinehurst, the FiOS Mobile App has them covered – anytime, anywhere on any compatible tablet or mobile device -- with the addition of six new out-of-home live TV channels: ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPNEWS, ESPN Deportes and Univision Deportes. This brings to 40 the total number of live channels available outside the home.
FiOS customers who have the FiOS Mobile App – which is free for all customers to download -- can now live stream every 2014 FIFA World Cup game with access to ESPN channels and Univision Deportes via the iPad, iPhone, select Android tablets and phones, and Kindle Fire tablets, delivering anytime, anywhere access. FiOS TV customers who are FiOS Internet customers can also use their mobile devices and tablets to watch nearly 100 live linear national channels at home.
“Providing popular sports programming that our customers can access wherever, whenever they want is what the FiOS Mobile App delivers,” said John Wimsatt, Verizon’s vice president of product development. “We are giving our customers all the entertainment they want in the palm of their hand, on the device of their choice.”
Ben Grad, executive director of content strategy and acquisition for Verizon, said: “The programing available will satisfy a wide variety of people, from sports and movie fans to news junkies. Close collaboration with content partners allows us to deliver a seamless customer experience that will continue to become more robust and offer more variety over time.”
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Channels currently available out of the home are: ABC Family, AXS TV, BBC America, BBC World News, beIN SPORT, beIN SPORT Espanol, Bloomberg Television, Cartoon Network, CNN, Cine Sony Television, Cooking Channel, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, DIY Network , ENCORE, EPIX, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNEWS, ESPNU, ESPN Deportes, FEARnet, Food Network, FOX Business, FOX News, HLN, HGTV, NFL Network (tablet only), NFL RedZone (tablet only), SHOWTIME, SHOWTIME EXTREME, Sony Movie Channel, STARZ, Tennis Channel, Travel Channel, Trinity Broadcast Network, Turner Classic Movies, Universal Sport Network, Univision Deportes and TVGN (TV Guide Network). Customers can watch 40 channels, depending upon their current FiOS TV package.
For movie lovers, there’s virtually no limit. The FiOS Mobile App offers on-demand content, including more than 60,000 on-demand titles. Customers can also access thousands of free and subscription on-demand content offerings from brands such as HBO, Cinemax, Starz, Encore, Food Network, HGTV, Travel Channel and more.
With all content available through the app, there are many features built in that make organizing and managing content seamless. Some of the easy-to-use functions include TV Listings, My Bookmarks, My Library, On Demand, DVR, Settings and Help. In addition, the FiOS Mobile App offers robust parental controls, so parents can decide what content they want to allow their children to access.