Verizon FiOS TV - the ultimate home-entertainment experience - is now providing an enhanced NBA viewing experience. The advanced, all-fiber-optic TV service now includes a free NBA LEAGUE PASS Widget, which lets fans order NBA LEAGUE PASS - the league's subscription package of up to 40 out-of-market live NBA games per week - directly from their remote control.
In addition, the widget will give fans instant access to headline news, player reports, game-time alerts and more throughout the basketball season.
"FiOS TV is an NBA fan's courtside seat at home," said Shawn Strickland, vice president of consumer strategy for Verizon. "In addition to top NBA programming on NBA LEAGUE PASS and NBA TV, our new widget provides fans with statistics and news from around the league."
The NBA LEAGUE PASS Widget is located in FiOS TV's innovative Widget Bazaar applications marketplace. Once launched, the interactive application is displayed on the right side of the screen next to the program the subscriber is watching.
NBA TV, the NBA's 24-hour digital television network, offers more than 100 live NBA games and signature studio shows featuring an Emmy Award-winning roster of announcers. The network is a fan's all-access channel for everything about basketball, delivering breaking news, statistics and original programming - in both standard definition and HD. NBA TV is available at no additional charge as part of FiOS TV's Extreme HD package, Verizon's most popular offering, together with ESPN HD, NFL Network HD and other popular programming services.
Verizon is the only company in the U.S. to bring 100 percent fiber optics straight to the home, delivering America's top-rated broadband with download connections speeds of up to 50 megabits per second, more pure HD TV channels, amazing picture-and-sound quality, and interactive capabilities that cable can't match.
FiOS TV offers a broad collection of programming, with more than 500 all-digital channels, including more than 127 HD channels, and more than 18,000 monthly VOD titles. FiOS provides next-generation interactive services including an advanced interactive media guide; news, entertainment and social TV Widgets; remote DVR management; multi-room DVR; and more.
For screenshots and a full description of Verizon's new NBA Widget, visit http://verizon.mediaseed.tv/Story.aspx?story=37111.
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