Verizon Video Customers Get Choice Seat to Premier Green Bay-Dallas NFL Matchup

NEW YORK - Consumers who subscribe to Verizon FiOS TV or to DIRECTV through Verizon have a choice seat for Thursday night's much-anticipated matchup between the NFL teams with the best record in the National Football Conference -- the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys.

Verizon offers the NFL Network, which will broadcast the game nationally on Thursday night, at no extra charge as part of its standard (Premier) service package, as will DIRECTV from Verizon.

The game, which most cable companies won't carry and for which others charge extra, also is available online to Verizon video customers who subscribe to Verizon broadband - FiOS Internet or Verizon High Speed Internet - and offers features not found elsewhere. 

Viewers of the NFL Network Game Extra online broadcast will have access to alternate camera angles and live audio feeds and have the ability to view one of four camera angles, or all four angles simultaneously.

Other features include: online chats with other NFL Network Game Extra viewers  during the live games; game statistics, highlights and drive-chart simulations during the games; on-demand video highlights of the games; and special events such as college bowl games and college all-star games including the Insight Bowl, Texas Bowl and Senior Bowl.  Customers can view the series of online broadcasts anywhere in the world through any broadband-connected computer.

Verizon provides the NFL Network TV channel to subscribers of its 200-channel, all-digital FiOS TV Premier - Verizon's standard TV package -- on channel 72 in standard definition and 828 in high definition.  The channel also is available through DIRECTV from Verizon in both standard and high definition.

To access the new, online NFL Network programming and content, customers will log onto their Verizon consumer broadband accounts and visit verizon.net/nfl.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), headquartered in New York, is a leader in delivering broadband and other wireline and wireless communication innovations to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers.  Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, serving 63.7 million customers nationwide.  Verizon's Wireline operations include Verizon Business, which delivers innovative and seamless business solutions to customers around the world, and Verizon Telecom, which brings customers the benefits of converged communications, information and entertainment services over the nation's most advanced fiber-optic network.  A Dow 30 company, Verizon has a diverse workforce of nearly 238,000 and last year generated consolidated operating revenues of more than $88 billion.  For more information, visit www.verizon.com.

In 2007, NFL Network will air nearly 200 football games, including eight regular season NFL games, 52 preseason games, 98 game re-airs, Super Bowl and NFL Classics, plus the Insight Bowl, Texas Bowl and Senior Bowl.  NFL Network airs seven days a week, 24 hours a day on a year-round basis and is the first television network fully dedicated to the NFL and the sport of football. For more information, log onto www.nfl.com/nflnetwork.