07.15.2010Corporate

Verizon FiOS TV Launches WealthTV in 3D

Verizon is offering FiOS TV customers another opportunity to see the latest in 3D programming, with a new video-on-demand offering from WealthTV.  The premier luxury lifestyle and entertainment network is making an episode of its series on classic cars, "Wealth on Wheels Classic," available in 3D - only for Verizon's FiOS TV subscribers.

"As we progress with 3D on FiOS TV, programming like this from WealthTV gives our customers a chance to see what 3D on FiOS is really all about," said Tricia Lynch, director of content strategy and acquisition for Verizon.  "Seeing the classic cars come to life in 3D will make viewers feel like they're in the driver's seat, especially with the incredible picture quality only FiOS can deliver.  We look forward to providing more 3D programming like this."

Robert Herring Sr., CEO of WealthTV, said, "It's clear that Verizon FiOS TV is committed to offering its customers the best possible viewing experience, from its robust high- definition offering to its leadership role in the deployment of lifelike 3D programming.  WealthTV has a number of 3D production crews in the field, producing exciting travel, adventure, culinary and documentary programs that will be available to FiOS customers in the near future."

WealthTV's 3D VOD program is available to all FiOS TV customers across the country who have a 3D television set, 3D glasses and a high-definition set-top box.  FiOS TV customers can find the 3D "Wealth on Wheels" episode in the "High Definition" VOD folder, under HD 3D.  The episode features the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center in Irvine, Calif., and highlights more than a dozen priceless classic automobiles and the 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG.  The episode was produced by WealthTV, using the latest stereoscopic technology to further enhance the viewing experience.

WealthTV is available on FiOS TV in standard definition on Channel 169, high definition on Channel 669, and on VOD in 3D and HD.  FiOS TV's leading VOD service includes 18,000 monthly titles, 70 percent of which are free.  In addition, FiOS offers a broad collection of programming, with more than 565 all-digital channels including up to 140 HD channels.  FiOS also provides next-generation interactive services including an advanced interactive media guide; social networking, news and entertainment widgets; remote DVR management via broadband or cell phone; and more.

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

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, NASDAQ: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 nearly 93 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 last year generated consolidated revenues of more than $107 billion.  For more information, visit www.verizon.com.

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