NEW YORK -- Verizon's consumer broadband customers can now take a cooking class, learn about martial arts, refine their parenting skills and explore other wide-ranging, special-interest topics through the unique online video library of TotalVid.
With TotalVid, customers can choose from more than 2,600 titles spanning almost every category imaginable, from sports and fitness to home improvement, dance and cooking. Verizon's FiOS and DSL customers now can use their fast broadband connections to quickly and easily access TotalVid content for as little as $1.99 per download or sign up for a monthly subscription for only $8.95 (10 percent off the standard price).
The Unlimited Downloads price plan includes a seven-day free trial with unlimited access to the entire TotalVid library. Once downloaded, TotalVid videos can be enjoyed an unlimited number of times for seven days. Verizon consumer broadband customers can access TotalVid at http://verizon.totalvid.com.
The price plan is just one of the many special benefits TotalVid is offering Verizon broadband customers. At various times throughout the year, Verizon will offer its customers special promotional discounts on TotalVid pay-per-download offerings, including videos for just 99 cents.
"TotalVid gives our broadband customers access to programming that isn't available on traditional television or at their local video rental store," said Colson Hillier, director, product development for Verizon's Retail Markets Group. "TotalVid's online library of full-length, special-interest videos is incredible, with topics ranging from yoga to motocross, home improvement to cooking, karate to guitar instruction and almost everything in between. Our broadband customers will enjoy using their high-speed Verizon connections to quickly and legally download titles and enjoy them whenever they like. Plus, there are no late fees or worries about returning DVDs on time."
Karl Quist, TotalVid's president, said, "Verizon's broadband and FiOS customers will be able to quickly and easily access a wide variety of programming, spanning more than 50 categories. TotalVid helps consumers broaden their horizons, experience new activities, learn a new skill or simply delve deeper into something they already love. With the click of a mouse, consumers can download a video and watch, learn and engage in new activities."
TotalVid delivers downloadable, in-depth, full-length video content that can't be downloaded elsewhere on the Web, in categories such as action sports, anime, cooking, dance instruction, fitness and exercise, home improvement, martial arts instruction, music, self-defense, sports instruction, travel and more. New content and categories are added weekly, so consumers can always find something new to learn or enjoy on TotalVid.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), a Dow 30 company, is a leader in delivering broadband and other communication innovations to wireline and wireless customers. Verizon operates America's most reliable wireless network, serving 53 million customers nationwide; one of the most expansive wholly-owned global IP networks; and one of the nation's premier wireline networks, serving mass market, business, government and wholesale customers. Based in New York, Verizon has a diverse workforce of more than 250,000 and generates annual consolidated operating revenues of approximately $90 billion. For more information, visit www.verizon.com.
About TotalVid, Inc.
TotalVid.com unleashes the power of broadband to deliver video that matters most to consumers, yet is almost impossible to find on TV or in video rental stores. With thousands of titles across 50+ categories, TotalVid's content represents the collective interests and passions of over 150 million people. With TotalVid, consumers can also "Try Before They Buy", which allows them to download and view a video first before purchasing the DVD.
Headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, TotalVid is a wholly owned subsidiary of Landmark Communications, Inc., which also owns The Weather Channel, Q Interactive and a variety of other media businesses. Partners of TotalVid include AT&T, AOL, Blinkx, Comcast, D-Link, Microsoft Windows Media (MSFT), The Platform, Verizon, W-Cities, Weather.com and Yahoo.