NEW YORK - Once again, Verizon FiOS TV video-on-demand customers will get a first look at the summer's hottest new movie from Disney Channel. The highly anticipated film, "The Cheetah Girls One World," will begin premiering Tuesday, Aug. 19, on FiOS TV's Disney Channel on Demand - three days ahead of the movie's Disney Channel premiere on Aug. 22.
"Advance showings of top-quality programming is another reason why FiOS TV is the ultimate home-entertainment experience," said Shawn Strickland, vice president of video solutions for Verizon. "We know that families are looking for this kind of family entertainment, and we're delighted that our FiOS TV video-on-demand customers will get a first look at this popular film, at no additional charge and with the stunning picture-and-sound quality that FiOS is known for."
"The Cheetah Girls One World" is the latest in a summer of Disney Channel on Demand sneak peeks for FiOS TV customers, following early debuts of the popular "Disney Channel Games" and "Camp Rock." FiOS TV customers can find the new movie advance premiere by pressing the VOD button on their remote control.
"The Cheetah Girls One World" stars Adrienne Bailon as Chanel, Kiely Williams as Aqua and Sabrina Bryan as Dorinda, all reprising the roles they originated in the blockbuster Disney Channel Original Movies "The Cheetah Girls" and "The Cheetah Girls 2." Filmed in Mumbai and Udaipur, India, the film continues the story of these best friends as they pursue their dream to become recording artists and embark on their biggest adventure yet - starring in a Bollywood movie. The production includes 1,500 local extras, 450 local dancers and 45 principal core dancers from Mumbai.
FiOS TV is delivered over the nation's most advanced fiber-optic network straight to customers' homes and businesses, providing stunning picture-and-sound quality, more HD and video-on-demand choices, a broad spectrum of content diversity, and interactive features that create the ultimate home-entertainment experience.
FiOS TV's industry-leading VOD family programming, which includes Disney Channel content at no extra charge to the consumer, also offers a collection of on-demand programming for children and families and includes programming from Discovery Kids, Nickelodeon, PBS Kids Sprout and others. FiOS TV also offers free parental controls to help parents manage the content their children view. Verizon offers its FiOS TV subscribers more than 11,000 VOD titles each month, 70 percent of which are free. The VOD library includes an increasing number of high-definition titles, with plans for 1,000 HD VOD titles per month by the end of the year. In addition, FiOS TV also offers free parental controls to help parents manage the content their children may view.
Disney Channel is a 24-hour kid-driven, family inclusive television network that taps into the world of kids and families through original series and movies. Currently available in more than 95 million U.S. homes and to millions of other viewers on 27 Disney Channels around the world, Disney Channel is part of the Disney-ABC Television Group.
For more information about Verizon FiOS TV, visit www.verizon.com/fios or call 888-438-3467.
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