Verizon Launches Disney's New JONAS Game

Between now and Oct. 21, the only place to play the new JONAS online game - "Horace Mantis Academy Field Day Fun" - is at Verizon Online.

Available during that period only at http://surround.verizon.net to anyone with a broadband connection, the game is the newest in a series of Jonas Brothers videos, games and other features on Disney Connection, the online family entertainment site that is a standard feature Verizon broadband customers can access at no additional charge.  After October 21, Verizon customers will be able to access the game within Disney Connection.

"JONAS: Field Day Fun" is a fast-moving sports game featuring characters from JONAS, the Disney Channel show starring the Jonas Brothers, and set in the show's Horace Mantis Academy.  There are three different play modes within the game: Turf Surfing, The Wall and Sprinkler Hurdles. Each mode has items players can pick up to add score and time bonuses to their game, as well as obstacles they must avoid.

Players tackle three rounds of each game, with every round being more difficult than the last. At both the beginning and the end of the game, players can choose to click the link to watch the JONAS "Clip of the Week."

"Verizon Online, through its Verizon Central and Verizon Surround portals, has become the gateway to an exceptional lineup of games, movies, music, TV programs and sporting events," said John Williamson, vice president for Verizon corporate marketing.  "This agreement with Disney to offer the 'JONAS Field Day Fun' online game exclusively through Verizon is another example of how we're bringing the latest and greatest in entertainment to our online audience."

Whether it's downloading hot new video releases from an online, on-demand movie service or thumping trolls in an online game, Verizon Online makes it easy for customers to access entertainment and information from anywhere they find a broadband connection.  Customers also can download to their laptops the movies, games, music and other features they enjoy most and take them along on vacation or travel. 

Verizon has been delivering high-quality video entertainment to its FiOS and High Speed Internet broadband customers since 2005, with online services like Starz Play, ESPN360, Disney Connection and YES Network

"Verizon offers the online entertainment variety and alternatives that reflect the many tastes and diverse viewing preferences of American consumers," Williamson added.  "By offering this latest Disney Connection online game, we hope to encourage both Verizon and non-Verizon broadband customers to visit and experience some of what we have to offer."

Through its 100 percent fiber-to-the-home network, Verizon offers its FiOS Internet customers speeds up to 50 Mbps (megabits per second) downstream and 20 Mbps upstream, the fastest upstream speeds available anywhere.  Verizon also offers a range of fast, affordable DSL-enabled High Speed Internet service with speeds up to 7.1 Mbps downstream and 768 Kbps (kilobits per second) upstream.

FiOS TV offers consumers a broad collection of programming, with more than 500 all-digital channels, including the Disney Channel, and 15,000 video-on-demand (VOD) titles each month - 70 percent of which are free.  Verizon's industry-leading VOD library also includes more than 1,400 HD titles per month.

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