Verizon FiOS TV Adds HDNet and HDNet Movies to Its Industry-Leading Video-on-Demand Service

Verizon's FiOS TV customers can now enjoy even more high-definition programming, with the addition of HDNet and HDNet Movies to Verizon's industry-leading Video on Demand (VOD) service.

"We continue to expand our massive VOD collection with more HD programming not offered by cable," said Terry Denson, vice president of content strategy and acquisition for Verizon.  "With more than 20 hours of HD programming from HDNet and more than 25 free movies from HDNet Movies - every month - FiOS TV subscribers now have more entertainment than ever before right at their fingertips, any time they choose."

Mark Cuban, chairman and co-founder of HDNet, said, "HDNet and Verizon FiOS are a winning HD combination.  We offer all of our programming in true high definition, and when delivered over Verizon's all fiber-optic network, the pure HD picture-and-sound quality will just blow you away."

HDNet and HDNet Movies are available on VOD to all FiOS TV subscribers with an HD set-top box.  HDNet offers unique and provocative content, including blockbuster concerts, in-depth news from "Dan Rather Reports," exciting mixed martial arts events from around the globe from HDNet Fights, Ring of Honor Wrestling and the exotic travel locales of "Get Out!"   Much of the HDNet content will be available on demand within 24 hours of its network premiere, and will be refreshed weekly.

FiOS TV customers will also have access to more than 25 movies every month from HDNet Movies, which includes top performing, critically acclaimed feature films and box office hits.  Films currently available include "Lost in Translation," "21 Grams," "Hoosiers," "Waterworld," "The Nutty Professor," "Darkman," "The Illusionist" and many more.

HDNet and HDNet Movies join FiOS TV's extensive VOD offering of more than 18,000 monthly titles in every market, including more than 2,400 HD titles.  FiOS TV customers can access on-demand content simply by pressing the "VOD" or "On Demand" button on their FiOS remote control, by using the menu on FiOS TV's Interactive Media Guide, or by selecting VOD channel 900.

Verizon's FiOS TV service offers a broad collection of programming, with more than 500 all-digital channels, including more than 127 HD channels.  FiOS also provides next-generation interactive services including an advanced interactive media guide; social TV, news and entertainment widgets; remote DVR management; multi-room DVR, and more.  For more information about the many benefits of Verizon FiOS service, visit http://factsonfios.com/reasons.html.

For the latest news, updates and information about FiOS TV, visit www.verizon.com/newscenter and http://www.verizon.com/athomeblog.

About HDNet and HDNet Movies
HDNet (www.hd.net, twitter.com/hdnet) is the independent network with unique and provocative content that appeals to men of all ages and is delivered in true high definition.  HDNet is the exclusive, high definition home for popular, original programming, including television's only HD news feature programs "HDNet World Report," and the Emmy Award winning "Dan Rather Reports," featuring legendary journalist Dan Rather.  HDNet presents championship sports coverage including more live Mixed Martial Arts events than any other network.  HDNet's "Inside MMA" is the hottest Mixed Martial Arts program on television, giving MMA fans their weekly fix for everything MMA.  HDNet also delivers the world's largest and most diverse concert line-up through the HDNet Concert Series, and revealing lifestyle programming featuring "Art Mann Presents," "New York Confessions," "Deadline" and "Get Out!"  HDNet is also the exclusive high definition home to critically acclaimed and award winning documentaries as part of the InFocus series.  "NASA on HDNet" presents all live shuttle launches through 2010. 

Only HDNet Movies (www.hdnetmovies.com, twitter.com/hdnetmovies) delivers exclusive Sneak Previews of new movies before they hit theaters.  The HDNet Movies Sneak Preview series features top Hollywood stars in critically acclaimed performances including Gwyneth Paltrow, Joaquin Phoenix, Demi Moore, Michael Caine, Tom Hanks, Vera Farmiga, Parker Posey, Brian Cox, Matthew Broderick, Brittany Snow, Eric Bana, John Malkovich, Emily Blunt, Robin Williams, Charlize Theron and Kim Basinger.  HDNet Movies offers subscribers a premium movie viewing experience in true HD, and more original movies shot entirely in HD than any other network.

Launched in 2001 by Mark Cuban and General Manager Philip Garvin, the HDNet networks are available on AT&T, Charter Communications, Comcast, DIRECTV, DISH Network, Insight, Mediacom, Verizon FiOS TV and more than 40 NCTC cable affiliated companies.  To receive HDNet information via email, simply go to www.hd.net/listpage.

About Verizon
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers.  Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, serving more than 89 million customers nationwide.  Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers innovative, seamless business solutions to customers around the world.  A Dow 30 company, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of more than 230,000 and last year generated consolidated revenues of more than $97 billion.  For more information, visit www.verizon.com.