SAN FRANCISCO, BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and NEW YORK — 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 Zenbu Media, publisher of Relix, Metal Edge and Metal Maniacs magazines, today announced the launch of the Relix Channel on Verizon Wireless’ V CAST Video service.
Exclusive to Verizon Wireless, the Relix Channel offers customers live music video clips and is a one-of-a-kind source for concert footage, backstage videos and in-depth interviews featuring the left-of-center and independent artists who have filled the pages of Relix and made it a fan-favorite for almost 35 years.
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 Relix, 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 the Relix Channel – 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.
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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 Zenbu Media and Relix Magazine
Based in New York City, Zenbu Media is a music-oriented, multi-pronged media company that specializes in print, digital, events and recordings. Zenbu publishes music magazines Relix, Metal Edge and Metal Maniacs. In addition, the company produces live events, including the Green Apple Music and Arts Festival. Founded in 1974, Relix magazine has for over three decades been one of the most trusted and respected music magazines in the United States. Relix is known as the bible of improvisational rock music—while also covering everything from folk and blues to reggae, world beat and electronic music. With a readership of over 300,000, Relix is a trusted voice for the passionate live music fan. For more information go to www.zenbumedia.com and www.relix.com.