Verizon Launches Zona Latina, First Interactive Spanish-Language Destination for FiOS TV Customers

Verizon continues to deliver the best in class for FiOS TV customers by launching Zona Latina, the first one-stop shop for FiOS' Spanish-language programming.  Available only from Verizon, Zona Latina provides easy, convenient access from the FiOS TV remote to sports, international news, free video-on-demand titles, Hispanic music, Univision's exclusive coverage of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ and Verizon's Spanish Language Package.

"Once again, Verizon is demonstrating our commitment to personalize the TV experience by offering customers choices and flexibility," said Shawn Strickland, vice president of consumer strategy for Verizon.  "This Spanish-language interactive destination addresses our customers' needs and puts them in the driver's seat, letting them enjoy TV the way they want and expect."

Located on the FiOS TV Widget home screen and in the featured section of FiOS TV Widgets, Zona Latina offers access to Spanish-language programming including an interactive guide, premium movies and video-on-demand (VOD) titles.  Music lovers can link to Latin music channels, and soccer fans can follow Univision's exclusive Spanish-language coverage of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, including match replays and the latest tournament news.

Zona Latina will also offer headline news from South America, and there are plans to add additional features in Spanish in the coming months to further enhance and personalize the customer experience.

Customers who enjoy programming in Spanish also can use Zona Latina to learn about Verizon's Spanish Language Package, which offers 27 popular Spanish channels such as Galavisión, ESPN Deportes, Gol TV, CNN en español, Discovery Familia and other family favorites. 

The Spanish Language package, available for $11.99 per month, also features channels such as La Familia Cosmovisio - with programming that honors Hispanic culture through music, children's programs and talk shows - and Canal Sur, a unique source for news broadcasts and a variety of programs originating in Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. Subscribers can purchase the package by using the FiOS TV remote control, without having to pick up the phone.

Verizon also offers customers the La Conexión triple-play bundle, which provides customers with FiOS TV featuring more than 175 music, sports, movie and local channels, including Telemundo, Univision and Telefutura;  FiOS Internet with speeds of up to 15 megabits per second (Mbps) download and up to 5 Mbps upload; and Verizon phone service with unlimited nationwide residential calling. Prices start at $89.99 per month and are guaranteed for two years. 

New FiOS consumers who order a Verizon bundle as part of a two-year contract can take advantage of the 30-day FiOS Worry-Free Guarantee, allowing them to cancel their service within 30 days of the date of activation, with no termination fee.

As an added bonus, customers who order their package online at www.verizon.com/espanol will receive an additional $5 savings a month for a total of $120 with a two-year agreement. 

FiOS TV offers a broad collection of programming, with more than 565 all-digital channels, including more than 140 HD channels, and more than 18,000 monthly video-on-demand titles. FiOS 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 the latest news, updates and information about FiOS TV and other Verizon products and services, visit www.verizon.com/newscenter and http://www.verizon.com/athomeblog.

For more information on FiOS TV's La Conexión bundled packages, visit www.verizon.com/espanol or click on "Espanol" located on the top right-hand side of Verizon's main website, www.verizon.com.  For customer-service assistance in Spanish, customers can call 800-VERIZON (800-837-4966) and press "2."

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 employs a diverse workforce of more than 217,000 and last year generated consolidated revenues of more than $107 billion.  For more information, visit www.verizon.com.