Verizon FiOS TV Launches Fox International Channels' Utilisima U.S.

Verizon FiOS TV's Spanish-language content offering is expanding this week with the launch of Fox International Channels' newest network: Utilisima U.S. The only 100 percent Spanish-language lifestyle network joins FiOS TV's extensive channel lineup, which includes 27 Spanish-language channels in addition to nearly 40 other international channels covering more than 20 languages - a collection that cable can't match.

"Verizon is once again enhancing FiOS TV's multicultural channel lineup, this time with the country's newest Spanish-language network," said Suzette Baez, director of content strategy and acquisition for Verizon.  "With the introduction of Utilisima U.S., we continue to grow our already diverse selection of multicultural content, once again making FiOS TV the ultimate home-entertainment experience."

Utilisima U.S. launched Monday (July 12) in the Maryland and Virginia FiOS TV markets, and will be accessible in all regions by the end of the week.  The channel is available in the FiOS TV Extreme HD, Ultimate HD, La Conexion and Spanish-language packages. 

"Latina viewers throughout the world love Utilisima U.S. because it features entertaining original programming that they can't find elsewhere," said Hernan Lopez, president and COO, Fox International Channels.  "We are thrilled that Verizon FiOS subscribers will now have access to the channel and that the network's reach is quickly growing in the U.S."

Found on FiOS TV Channel 1582, Utilisima's programming spans a host of genres, including food, home improvement, health and beauty, parenting and crafts.  The network's signature shows include "Design Shop," offering a look at the creation of unique home objects; "Beauty Plan," which provides an array of tips to highlight and renovate women's beauty styles; "Being a Woman," a program that addresses motherhood, children's education, relationships, self-esteem conflicts and more; and "Make it Simple," addressing simple ways to make souvenirs, paintings and other items.

Utilisima's companion website, www.utilisima.com, features more than 5,000 recipes read by more than 2 million users every month and produces 1,200 hours of original content across a wide variety of original shows.

Verizon's FiOS TV service offers a broad collection of programming, with more than 565 all-digital channels, including up to 140 in high definition.  FiOS also 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, visit www.verizon.com/newscenter and http://www.verizon.com/athomeblog.  For more information on Verizon bundled packages, visit www.verizon.com or call 800-VERIZON (800-837-4966).

About Utilisima
Created in 1996, Utilisima offers 24 hours of Spanish lifestyle programming especially oriented to women. Utilisima is one of the largest producers of Television and Internet Spanish lifestyle content producing over 1,200 hours every year. One of Latin America's dominant entertainment destination for women, Utilisima's programming spans across Food, Arts & Crafts, Home Improvement, Health & Beauty and Parenting. As a unit of Fox International Channels since 2007, Utilisima is distributed across Latin America, United States, Canada, Spain, New Zealand and Australia.

About FOX International Channels
FOX International Channels (FIC) is News Corporation's international multi-media business. We develop, produce and distribute 183 wholly- and majority-owned entertainment, factual, sports and movie channels across Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa, in 35 languages. These networks and their related mobile, non-linear and high-definition extensions, reach over 300 million subscribing households (875 million cumulative) worldwide. We also operate a global online advertising unit, .FOX (pronounced "dot-fox") which specializes in online video and display, and four TV production houses. In operation since: August 14, 1993.

About Verizon
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 last year generated consolidated revenues of more than $107 billion.  For more information, visit www.verizon.com.