SAN DIEGO, BEDMINSTER, NJ, NEW YORK and MONTREAL — Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless provider, announced today that its customers can now access fresh recipes from their mobile phones with Food Network Cook Express, a compendium of bite-sized recipes designed specifically for mobile devices. Produced by Airborne Entertainment in conjunction with FoodNetwork.com, the number one food Web site, Food Network Cook Express is an easy-to-use mobile application containing high-quality recipes and helpful tips from some of the Food Network's most celebrated chefs. More than just an electronic recipe book, Food Network Cook Express is an idea generator for busy cooks with an appetite for variety.
Food Network Cook Express offers a convenient all-in-one recipe package for the harried after-work shopper or weekend meal planner. Budding chefs simply key in an ingredient, or search by category, and then scroll through an extensive list of the Food Network's recipes. Each entry contains a full recipe, a list of ingredients, directions, cooking time and preparation time. With a simple click, Food Network Cook Express can also send the full entry right to the customer's e-mail inbox at home. Favorite recipes can be bookmarked and accessed later with a simple click. Verizon Wireless Get It Now® customers can also access Chef Tips, a library of zesty hints and insights from top Food Network culinary experts.
Food Network Cook Express is available through Get It Now from Verizon Wireless, and new recipes and tips added regularly. Verizon Wireless customers can download Food Network Cook Express for $2.49 monthly access. Download charges for Get It Now applications vary and airtime charges apply when browsing, downloading and using certain applications. Customers need a Get It Now-enabled handset and Verizon Wireless digital service to access the Get It Now virtual store.
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About Get It NowGet It Now from Verizon Wireless puts a virtual software store inside a wireless phone. Customers with Get It Now-capable phones can download applications over the air and purchase them from their phones. getTXT, getIM and getEMAIL help customers stay in touch and communicate with others. getGAMES keeps customers entertained, while getGOING applications, made for today's mobile lifestyle, offers restaurant location services with maps, directions and more. View and share digital photos with getPIX, check out Web cams with getFLIX or identify incoming callers by assigning a unique ring with getTONES. getALERTS keeps customers informed while getBROWSING lets them access the Web from their wireless phone.
About Food NetworkFOOD NETWORK (www.foodnetwork.com) is a unique lifestyle network and website that strive to surprise and engage its viewers with likable hosts, personalities, and the variety of things they do with food. The network is committed to exploring new, different, and interesting ways to approach food - through pop culture, adventure, travel - while also expanding its repertoire of technique-based information. Distributed to more than 85 million U.S. households and five million website users, Food Network ranks first among ad-supported cable networks on year-to year subscriber growth and first among food websites. With headquarters in New York City and offices in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit and Knoxville, Food Network can be seen internationally in Canada, Australia, Korea, Thailand, Singapore, the Philippines, Monaco, Andorra, Africa, France, and the French-speaking territories in the Caribbean and Polynesia. The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE:SSP), which also owns and operates Home & Garden Television Network (www.hgtv.com), Do It Yourself (www.diynetwork.com), and Fine Living (www.fineliving.com), is the manager and general partner.
About Airborne EntertainmentAirborne Entertainment is the leading turnkey mobile publisher, creating, deploying, distributing and managing the most compelling mobile games and entertainment for the world's most recognizable media and consumer brands. Airborne Entertainment distributes its specialty channels and programs to all top-tier wireless carriers, reaching nearly 100% of all enabled mobile subscribers in North America. For more information, please visit Airborne Entertainment at www.airborne-e.com.
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