AUSTIN, Texas, and BASKING RIDGE, NJ — ON Networks® (ON), a digital media company bringing original programming to all screens, and Verizon Wireless, the nation’s leading wireless service provider, announced today that several popular original TV shows from ON Networks can now be watched on the Verizon Hub. Available now, the Verizon Hub is an easy-to-use system that puts a communications command center in the home. It bridges wireline and wireless connectivity and runs on any broadband connection – whether supplied by Verizon (FiOS Internet or DSL) or any other high-speed Internet service provider.
The Verizon Hub gives busy families information at their fingertips from an easy-to-navigate touch screen with on-demand access to an array of services and information. The original HD programming available from ON Networks on the Verizon Hub includes Budget Health Nut, Golf Tips, Food Science, Stump the Chef, Zen Living and more.
“We continue to expand the distribution of our digital shows across premium platforms that allow us to reach the right consumers when and where they want to watch,” said Jen Grogono, co-founder and chief content officer of ON Networks. “The Verizon Hub is a fantastic example of new devices that are meeting the growing consumer appetite for more convenient access to information and entertainment.”
“The high-quality programming from ON Networks is of great interest to our customers who seek an entertaining and educational video experience that is beyond the boundaries of traditional TV,” said Mike Lanman, vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless.
Over the last two years, ON Networks has become one of the largest independent distributors and producers of original HD programming for digital platforms. The ON Networks AllScreen™ network is the largest one-stop video distribution platform reaching viewers on any device, including TVs, PCs, and mobile devices and services. The company and its shows have been widely recognized by new media leaders such as the Webby Awards and have received various industry accolades.
Pricing and Availability Customers need a wireless line of service with Verizon Wireless in order to purchase the communications command center since all billing for the Verizon Hub will be consolidated onto customers’ Verizon Wireless bills. In addition, customers need a Verizon Digital Voice plan for the Verizon Hub, which is $34.99 a month and offers unlimited calling in the U.S., Canada, and U.S. Territories, including Puerto Rico, as well as unlimited messaging to and from Verizon Wireless phones.
The Verizon Hub is available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores across the country for $199.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a two-year agreement; additional cordless handsets, which can be placed throughout the home, are available for $79.99 each. For customers who do not own a wireless router, Verizon Wireless also offers a router to work with the Verizon Hub for $69.99.
About Verizon Wireless Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and data network, serving more than 80 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 85,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit 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.
ON Networks, Inc., Original programming for Original people™ ON Networks® is a digital media innovator leading the change in how digital TV programs are created, distributed, consumed and sponsored. ON aligns innovative brands with fresh, original content and syndicates it to targeted and engaged viewers across its AllScreen™ Network. Based in Austin, Texas, ON is a privately-held company backed by Accel Partners, Austin Ventures and S3 Ventures.
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