LAS VEGAS, BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and LOS ANGELES — From CTIA WIRELESS 2008, Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless service provider, and FunnyorDie.com are teaming up to offer a new V CAST Video channel featuring Funny or Die videos.
With the Funny or Die channel on V CAST Video, Verizon Wireless customers now have access to the Funny or Die video collection that includes all genres of comedy sketch, stand-up, animation, real-life, politics, and more. Programming is selected from the popular video clips on FunnyorDie.com and is updated regularly to deliver the newest videos to Verizon Wireless V CAST Video customers.
Ryan Hughes, vice president of digital media programming for Verizon, said, "Verizon Wireless is committed to delivering a variety of programming to our V CAST Video customers and the Funny or Die channel is a compelling entertainment choice for customers on-the-go."
"Funny or Die is the perfect fit for mobile users so we are excited to be able to bring our videos to Verizon Wireless' V CAST Video service," said Dick Glover, chief executive officer of Funny or Die and the Or Die networks.
The Funny or Die channel is located in the Comedy category on V CAST-enabled phones. Verizon Wireless customers can check out V CAST whenever they want for just $3.00 for 24-hour use or by signing up for the $15.00 V CAST VPak monthly subscription, which also includes access to Verizon Wireless' ESPN MVP, Get It Now® and Mobile Web 2.0 (SM) services. Customers get unlimited basic video including the Funny or Die channel but application download fees apply for 3D games and premium video. There are no airtime or megabyte charges to download, stream or watch V CAST content with any V CAST subscription.
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About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 65.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 69,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, go to: 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 Funny or DieFunnyorDie.com, launched in April of 2007, is one of the most visited comedy sites on the web according to publicly available data at www.quantcast.com. FunnyorDie.com was featured in Adweek's "Digital Hot List," and since its launch, the site has had over 143 million video views and features over more than 30 thousand videos. The award winning video "The Landlord," featuring Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, is among the top three most-watched videos on the web, having been viewed over 54 million times since its April debut. For comedic celebrities, FunnyorDie.com has quickly become the "place to be seen" on the Web, and for users, FunnyorDie.com is simply the best place to go online to easily find 20 minutes or more of laughter every day.####