SAN FRANCISCO, CA, BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and CULVER CITY, CA — From CTIA WIRELESS I.T. & Entertainment 2008 in San Francisco, Verizon Wireless, builder and operator of the nation’s most reliable wireless voice and data network, and Comedy Time, a leading provider of comedy for mobile devices, are bringing Latino-themed comedy programming to V CAST Video-enabled phones with the launch of Comedy Time Latino. Verizon Wireless customers with V CAST phones now have access to the first all comedy network catering to Latino audiences in the United States.
Comedy Time Latino offers customers a line-up of the best Latino stand-up comics working on the comedy club circuit today, including Anjelah Johnson, who catapulted to stardom when her now famous “Nail Salon” routine was first broadcast on Comedy Time Latino. Customers can also enjoy Funnysodes®, original short-form episodic programming specifically produced for mobile devices.
“Latino comedy is better than ever and bringing Comedy Time Latino to Verizon Wireless’ V CAST Video programming adds relevant and entertaining programming for the significant number of Hispanic consumers in the United States,” said David Goldman, chief executive officer and founder of Comedy Time.
Verizon Wireless is committed to delivering a variety of V CAST Video programming to meet ongoing customer demand for news, sports, weather and entertainment while on-the-go. In the first half of 2008, Verizon Wireless customers downloaded more than 71 million video clips and songs from the company’s V CAST Video and Music services. With the addition of Comedy Time Latino, Verizon Wireless is able to offer a broader line-up of content on V CAST Video to help satisfy the mobile cravings of Verizon Wireless customers.
Customers with select V CAST-enabled phones 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 services. Customers get unlimited basic video – including Comedy Time Latino – but application download fees may 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.
For more information about Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 68.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 70,000 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 Comedy Time
Comedy Time is a market leader in the production, distribution and licensing of short-form comedy content for mobile and broadband applications. The Comedy Time Network is one of the first made-for mobile networks and has become a staple on mobile carrier decks and major broadband portals worldwide. www.comedytime.tv