Verizon FiOS Adding Three Orlando TV Stations, Five Channels for Polk County Residents

Polk County residents who enjoy keeping up with both Tampa Bay area and Orlando TV stations can now have it all with FiOS TV.

Effective immediately, FiOS TV will deliver to Polk County customers three Orlando-based stations and a total of five channels in addition to the Tampa-St. Petersburg area stations that are currently part of the lineup.  New customers will receive the five stations - two of them in high definition - as soon as their service is installed; Verizon's existing FiOS customers will have the stations added to their lineup over the next seven to 14 days.  There is no additional charge for the new content. 

The stations being added are:

Station FiOS Channel
ABC - WFTV 29 
FOX - WOFL  35 
Severe Weather Center 9 Now  468 
ABC - WFTV HD  529
FOX - WOFL HD 535 

"Polk County residents are in a unique position to access two major metro areas with relative ease," said Jeanmarie Milla, Verizon's Florida region president for sales and operations.  "These additions will give our Polk customers the flexibility to stay connected to both regions equally for news and programming that fit their interests - whether in Tampa, Orlando or beautiful Polk County."

Approximately 37 percent of the households in Polk County have access to the all-fiber FiOS network.  Currently, new FiOS customers choosing either a triple- or quad-play bundle can also choose to lock in a higher-capacity, multi-room DVR, for as long as they maintain their FiOS bundle.  The price for the multi-room DVR typically runs $19.99 per month.  The new DVR boxes provide 500 gigabytes of hard-drive capacity, with the ability to store more than three times more programming than the previous DVR offered with FiOS and approximately 60 hours of HD-specific programming.  The multi-room DVR supports viewing of recorded content on up to seven TVs in one house, up to three of them simultaneously.

Bundles range in price from $99.99 to $129.99 per month for triple plays and are available for $5 less when ordered online.  Quad-play bundle pricing is dependent on the Verizon Wireless calling plan chosen, but it starts by adding $39.99 to the FiOS bundle price for a 450-minute calling plan.  Triple-play bundles are available with a two-year term or on a month-to-month basis as a part of Verizon's Worry-Free Guarantee.  Verizon Wireless calling plans require a two-year term contract. 

All prices represent base pricing; taxes and fees are not included, nor are discretionary choices like premium channel packages or additional set-top boxes.  Other offers, including a Verizon Visa® prepaid card worth up to $100, may be selected if a customer is not interested in the multi-room DVR.

FiOS offers a broad collection of programming on TV, with more than 520 all-digital channels including 142 HD channels in its Florida lineup and 19,000 monthly video-on-demand titles.  FiOS also provides next-generation interactive services including an advanced interactive media guide; social networking, news and entertainment widgets; remote DVR management via broadband or cell phone; and more.

In addition to the Worry-Free Guarantee, Verizon provides its residential customers with access to an industry-leading inventory of service tools to use via the company's intelligent networks, creating multiple options for consumers and allowing them to choose how, when and where they want service access.  To help customers understand the various service options available to them every day - both traditional and self-driven tools - Verizon produces an Online Interactive Brochure providing a directory of service features and instructions on how to use them.  The Interactive Brochure helps customers make the best choice for the service they need and is continually revised as more online service tools are added or updated.

For the latest news, updates and information about Verizon and FiOS TV, visit www.verizon.com/newscenter, http://www.verizon.com/athomeblog and the Verizon Florida website at www.verizon.com/about/community/fl.

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, with more than 104 million total connections nationwide.  Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers seamless business solutions to customers around the world.  A Dow 30 company, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of more than 196,000 and last year generated consolidated revenues of $106.6 billion.  For more information, visit www.verizon.com.