07.02.2009Personal Tech

Verizon FiOS Celebrates Fourth of July on VOD

Just in time for the long weekend, Verizon is offering FiOS TV customers a special collection of movies to help celebrate the July 4 holiday.  From now through July 6, FiOS TV customers will find six of their favorite Independence Day-related movies in a special folder within the video-on-demand (VOD) section of the FiOS TV Interactive Media Guide, available for as little as $2.99.

"Verizon FiOS TV is always looking for ways to help our customers enjoy their service, and this special collection of films is a great way for them to save a little money by celebrating the holiday from the comfort of their own home," said Shawn Strickland, vice president of video solutions for Verizon.  "Our video on demand is always a bargain compared with going to the movie theater.  And with amazing picture-and-sound quality - whether in pure HD or clear standard def - you can't beat the FiOS TV experience."

The six films are: "American President," "Apollo 13," "Independence Day," "Air Force One," "National Treasure" and "The Patriot."

In addition to enjoying the holiday movies, customers can also enjoy the July 4 fireworks on TV.  And by watching the fireworks in HD, customers will feel as though they are seeing them in person.

FiOS TV's Video on Demand boasts an industry-leading library with more than 15,000 titles per month, 70 percent of which are free.  This includes everything from popular movies and concerts to exercise and kids programming - all watched in the comfort of consumers' living rooms.  The FiOS TV VOD service also features more than 1,400 HD titles per month, more than 1,000 of which are free.

Verizon FiOS TV offers customers a broad collection of programming, with more than 500 all-digital channels, including up to 130 HD channels.  FiOS TV also offers an innovative Interactive Media Guide that provides next-generation, personalized interactive services, including news and entertainment widgets, fantasy football applications, casual games, and many other features.

FiOS TV is currently available to more than 9.7 million homes in 14 states.  For more information, consumers can visit www.verizon.com/fiostv or call their local Verizon sales office or 888-438-3467