BEDMINSTER, NJ and HOUSTON — The hottest Latin music concert tour of the year "Juntos En Concierto" (Together in Concert) featuring superstars Chayanne, Alejandro Fernandez and Marc Anthony, is coming to 15 cities throughout the nation and directly to your wireless phone. Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless provider, and Clear Channel Entertainment Properties, announced that segments from three of the historic concert dates will be broadcast on the V CAST Encore Channel a new V CAST channel exclusive to Verizon Wireless V CAST customers broadcasting concert performances from top music artists.
Subscribers to the V CAST service and fans of the three music stars will be able to re-live their concert experiences in the days following select shows, watching videos of the exciting performances on the V CAST Encore Channel for one week and at no additional charge. The V CAST Encore Channel is part of the exciting array of content available through V CAST, Verizon Wireless' multimedia service delivering crystal clear short content on-demand, 3D games and music videos to wireless phones.
"This is an exciting part of our relationship with Clear Channel Entertainment Properties that brings three Latino superstars to our V CAST service," said Oscar Madrid, director, multicultural marketing, Verizon Wireless. "Clear Channel's broad and diverse artist relationships are enabling us to expand our content offerings to meet the interests of our diverse customer base."
"Wireless is the future of digital entertainment and the concert clips on V CAST have been a huge hit so far," said Bruce Eskowitz, president of Clear Channel Entertainment Properties. "This latest concert tour is a great opportunity to provide fans with exciting entertainment and we look forward to doing more."
The V CAST Encore Channel is a continuation of Verizon Wireless' focus on delivering music to its customers, which began with ring tones and was followed by the launch of Ringback Tones. The V CAST launch earlier this year offered customers full-length music videos. Now, because of the quality of Verizon Wireless' high-speed EV-DO network and the company's relationship with Clear Channel Entertainment Properties, V CAST customers have the opportunity to enjoy songs from their favorite artists from concerts taking place across the country.
"Juntos En Concierto" (Together in Concert) Tour Dates and Venues:
- 8/17/2005 Toyota Center, Houston, TX
- 8/19/2005 Entertainment Center, Laredo, TX
- 8/20/2005 SBC Center, San Antonio, TX
- 8/21/2005 Don Haskins Center, El Paso, TX
- 8/23/2005 America West Arena, Phoenix, AZ
- 8/24/2005 Verizon Amphitheater, Irvine, CA. Available on V CAST Encore Channel.
- 8/26/2005 Verizon Amphitheater, Irvine, CA. Available on V CAST Encore Channel.
- 8/27/2005 Shoreline Amphitheater, San Francisco, CA
- 8/28/2005 Sports Arena, San Diego, CA
- 9/01/2005 Allstate Arena, Chicago, IL
- 9/03/2005 Tommy Hilfiger at Jones Beach, Wantagh, NY
- 9/05/2005 Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT
- 9/05/2005 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
- 9/10/2005 Nissan Pavilion, Bristow, VA. Available on V CAST Encore Channel.
- 9/13/2005 Gwinnett Arena, Atlanta, GA
- 9/14/2005 TD Waterhouse Centre, Orlando, FL
- 9/17/2005 American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL
- 9/18/2005 American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL
Verizon Wireless products and services are available at more than 1,900 Verizon Wireless stores nationwide, including Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and stores within Circuit City, as well as at authorized retailers including Best Buy. Customers can also find information and purchase Verizon Wireless products and services online at www.verizonwireless.com.
About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 47.4 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
About Clear Channel Entertainment PropertiesClear Channel Entertainment Properties, a division of Clear Channel Entertainment, markets the organization's vast network of assets venues; music, motor sports, action sports, and theatrical properties; exclusive special events, exhibitions, and Emmy® award-winning television production services to corporations seeking unique brand positioning. In addition, Clear Channel Entertainment Properties specializes in creating custom, high-impact marketing programs and special events that provide flexibility for client budget and timing parameters. Services include advertising, strategic marketing and content development, national and local sales programs, product and service launches, and television/broadcast programming. The resources and reach of Clear Channel Entertainment Properties have already made it among the most sought-after partners for business and consumer marketing in live entertainment today. Clear Channel Entertainment is a division of Clear Channel Communications (NYSE:CCU), a leading producer and marketer of live entertainment events, promotes and/or produces over 32,000 events, attended by more than 69 million people. The company currently owns, operates and/or exclusively books approximately 130 live entertainment venues, including more than 100 in North America and 30 in Europe. More information may be found by visiting www.cc.com and www.clearchannel.com.
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