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Verizon Adds E! HD to FiOS TV Channel Lineup

NEW YORK, Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon is giving FiOS TV subscribers more high-definition programming, with the launch of E! HD. The new addition to the FiOS TV lineup offers E! Entertainment's popular programming dedicated to the world of celebrity and entertainment.

"Our goal at FiOS TV is to give our subscribers the programming they desire, and we know many of our subscribers have been looking forward to the addition of E! HD," said Terry Denson, vice president of content strategy and acquisition for Verizon. "With E! HD, our customers are getting their entertainment news, talk shows, reality TV programs and more, all in high definition."

Suzanne Kolb, president, E!, said: "We strive to deliver our programming to pop culture fans wherever they want, whenever they want, and in the highest-quality format. The launch of E! HD on FiOS TV means that now even more people will be able to watch their favorite shows at home in HD and on the go with V CAST. Thanks to Verizon for partnering with us to make this a reality for FiOS customers everywhere."

E! HD is now available to all FiOS TV subscribers on Channel 696. E! is also available in standard definition on Channel 196. The channel features core franchises like "E! News," "Chelsea Lately," "The Soup," "Fashion Police" and "True Hollywood Story"; popular reality series like "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," "Kourtney & Kim Take New York," "Khloe & Lamar," "Ice Loves Coco" and "Kendra"; and signature events like "Live from the Red Carpet" that keep fans connected to the celebrity world.

E! HD joins FiOS TV's broad collection of programming, which offers more than 540 all-digital channels, including more than 140 HD channels, and 30,000 monthly video-on-demand titles. FiOS also provides next-generation interactive services based on a long series of innovations, including Flex View and FiOS TV Online, which extend FiOS TV beyond the home to the Internet and a range of mobile devices; an advanced interactive media guide; free interactive applications like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and others; Media Manager, which allows customers to access on their TVs personal photos, music and videos from their computers; Home Monitoring & Control, which provides remote access, control and monitoring of doors, thermostat controls, appliances and home-energy use; and In-Home Agent, which frees customers to use simple online tools to diagnose and resolve a range of service issues.

For the latest news, updates and information about FiOS TV, visit www.verizon.com/newscenter and http://www.verizon.com/athomeblog.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, with more than 107 million total connections nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers in more than 150 countries, including all of the Fortune 500. A Dow 30 company with $106.6 billion in 2010 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of more than 195,000. For more information, visit www.verizon.com .

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SOURCE Verizon

Posted by Shane Sturgeon, October 24, 2011 2:14 PM

About Shane Sturgeon

Shane Sturgeon is the Co-Publisher and Chief Technologist of HDTV Magazine, an industry publication with HDTV roots going back to 1984, when Dale Cripps founded The HDTV Newsletter. Today, HDTV Magazine is a leading online resource for HDTV news and information and captures the eyes and imaginations of over 3 million visitors annually. Mr. Sturgeon has a background in information technology and has served in various consulting capacities for Fortune 500 companies such as J.P. Morgan Chase, Verizon Communications, Proctor & Gamble and Nationwide Insurance. He has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Wright State University.