BASKING RIDGE, NJ — The Jonas Brothers, together with Verizon and LG Mobile Phones, are bringing fans a unique experience featuring new and innovative green screen technology on the U.S. portion of their "Jonas Brothers World Tour 2009." Starting this week, all fans who create green screen videos at the Verizon/LG booth at Jonas Brothers shows, or those who create videos via their mobile phones or using their computer Web cams and register them at http://VCASTLive.vzw.com, will be entered for a chance to play the ultimate kickball game, live and in person, against Nick, Joe and Kevin.
"Playing live in front of our fans and interacting with them in new ways is really what it's all about for us," said Kevin Jonas. "Verizon and LG understand that and have come up with some really fun ways to add to the fan experience. I mean, a kickball contest? How cool is that?"
Jonas Brothers Green Screen Kickball Contest Fans will have the opportunity to either jam with the Jonas Brothers or play kickball with them via a green screen video live at the concert venues, at home, or from their mobile phones. They can then enter their videos on http://VCASTLive.vzw.com, where V CAST Live members will vote on them. There will be five weekly winners based on the videos that receive the highest number of votes each week. The Jonas Brothers will select the grand prize winner from the five weekly winners.
The grand prize winner will be awarded the opportunity to hand pick their "Friends & Family" team by inviting nine friends and family members, all of whom will be flown to play one kickball game, live and in person, against the Jonas Brothers this fall. The other four weekly winners will each get to bring one guest. They will comprise the "Individual Dream Team" and will also be flown to the game location to play a second live kickball game against the Jonas Brothers on the same day.
Verizon FiOS TV customers can also enter to win a chance to play kickball with the Jonas Brothers via their TV screen. By watching the "Jonas Brothers: The Concert Experience" trailer or Jonas Brothers concert footage all available on FiOS TV Video on Demand (VOD) customers will be automatically entered into the contest.
Exclusive Jonas Brothers Music on V CASTWith V CAST Music and V CAST Music with Rhapsody, Verizon Wireless customers can get Jonas Brothers songs, including their latest single, "Paranoid," as full-song downloads, ringtones or ringback tones, both over the air and on their PCs.
Lines, Vines and Trying Times is the follow-up to the #1 debut of A Little Bit Longer and the #5 debut of Jonas Brothers. The multi-platinum-selling Jonas Brothers received their first GRAMMY® Award nomination this year and have won a slew of awards from around the world, including an American Music Award and multiple Kids' Choice and Teen Choice awards. The Jonas Brothers are now on the North American leg of their world tour. Their Disney Channel Original Series "JONAS" is currently airing on the Disney Channel, and the band will begin production on "Camp Rock 2," the follow-up to last summer's smash hit "Camp Rock."
(EDITOR'S NOTE: Broadcast-quality B-Roll of the Jonas Brothers is available online. Log on to Verizon Wireless' Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia to preview and request video segments, which can be received in newsrooms digitally or by tape.)
About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable and largest wireless voice and data network, serving 87.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 87,000 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
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