ARLINGTON, Va. - Early voting in the 2008 presidential election is setting records and as the countdown to Election Day continues, Verizon's FiOS1 local TV channel is offering viewers a place to get informed, get caught up, and get their facts straight before they cast their votes.
Through Nov. 4, FiOS1 will air rebroadcasts of the three presidential debates and the vice-presidential debate, as well as key speeches from the Democratic and Republican conventions. In addition, FiOS1 is offering video segments from FactCheck.org, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that monitors and researches the factual accuracy of statements made in political TV advertisements, as well as comments made during the debates and speeches, interviews and more.
FiOS1, Verizon's first local TV channel in the United States, offers a one-stop shop for local weather, traffic, news, sports and community features. FiOS1 is available on Channel 1 in the Verizon FiOS TV channel lineup in Northern Virginia and parts of Maryland, and is available at no extra cost to Verizon FiOS TV subscribers.
"As we near the end of the presidential campaign, this is a great time for our FiOS TV customers to review some of the political action from the last few months," said Michelle Webb, executive producer and general manager of FiOS1. "Verizon's FiOS1 is committed to delivering content that touches lives and communities, and we hope this programming will help our subscribers make an informed decision."
In addition to the political coverage found on FiOS1, all Verizon FiOS TV customers can also catch up on the presidential race through CSPAN on demand, available in FiOS TV's industry-leading video-on-demand (VOD) library. Here, customers will find speeches and events from both the Democratic and Republican conventions, as well as interviews with politicians. This VOD listing will be made available through the election.
Verizon's all-digital FiOS TV service is delivered over the nation's most advanced fiber-optic network straight to customers' homes and businesses. This means 100 percent digital quality on every channel for customers, as well as superior picture-and-sound quality, more and more high-definition and VOD choices, a broad spectrum of content diversity, and exciting interactive features that set FiOS TV apart from cable offerings. FiOS TV is currently available to more than 8.2 million homes in 14 states.
For more information on FiOS TV, visit www.verizon.com/fiostv. Consumers can also call their local Verizon sales office or 888-438-3467.
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