Verizon FiOS TV Video-on-Demand Customers Will Be Among First to See Disney's 'High School Musical 2'

NEW YORK - Verizon FiOS TV Video on Demand customers will get a first look at the summer's hottest television movie phenomenon - the premiere of Disney Channel's "High School Musical 2."  The highly anticipated sequel to the Disney Channel Original Movie "High School Musical" will be available on FiOS TV's Video on Demand library prior to the movie's worldwide premiere on Aug. 17 on Disney Channel.

Verizon also will launch a public sweepstakes in the Kids area of the VerizonSurround entertainment portal (www.verizonsurround.com/kids).  The sweepstakes will  offer a grand prize of the ultimate barbeque party for the winner's school or community organization, complete with a visit from one of the "High School Musical 2" cast members,  as well as daily instant-win prizes.

In addition to entering the sweepstakes on www.VerizonSurround.com/kids, Verizon's more than 7 million FiOS Internet and Verizon High Speed Internet customers can also access "High School Musical 2" content in Disney Connection, including a brand new game, behind-the-scenes video footage and a complete guide to planning a "High School Musical 2" party.

"The buzz around the release of 'High School Musical 2' is at a fever pitch, and we're delighted that our FiOS TV Video on Demand customers will be among the first to see it," said Terry Denson, vice president - Verizon FiOS TV content and programming.  "Our sweepstakes, plus the online content from Disney Connection, give our broadband customers additional enjoyment of this entertainment phenomenon.  This is the kind of enriched experience that customers expect from Verizon and that sets us apart from other entertainment providers."

Verizon provides FiOS TV and Internet services over the nation's most advanced fiber-optic network that reaches all the way to customers' homes.  FiOS Internet, available in parts of 16 states, provides downstream connection speeds as high as up to 30 to 50 Mbps (megabits per second), and upstream connection speeds as high as up to 10 Mbps.  Verizon FiOS TV offers a broad collection of all-digital programming, more than 20 high-definition channels, 8,600 video-on-demand titles and more.

The company offers Verizon High Speed Internet service, based on DSL technology, in 27 states and the District of Columbia.  Verizon High Speed Internet provides a fast, affordable broadband connection that includes access to exclusive content and a wide variety of value-added services, all from the Verizon network that over 100 million people worldwide rely on every day.

For more information about Verizon FiOS, visit www.verizon.com/fios.  For more information about Verizon High Speed Internet, visit www.verizon.com/dsl.  The VerizonSurround entertainment portal can be visited at www.verizonsurround.com.

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