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Verizon FiOS TV Offers ‘Freeview’ of Spanish Language Package

October 15, 2009

NEW YORK, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ — As a salute to Spanish Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15), Verizon is offering FiOS TV customers free access to the Spanish Language Package, which includes popular channels like Toon Disney Espanol, Galavision and CNN en Espanol.

From Oct. 19-25, this “freeview” of Verizon’s Spanish Language Package will enable current FiOS TV customers to sample a wide variety of programming in Spanish. The package, which is normally available for $11.99 per month with a subscription to FiOS TV Essentials or FiOS TV Extreme HD, includes 27 news, sports and entertainment channels from several Spanish-speaking countries.

“Verizon offers some of the best international channels to our multicultural customers, helping them keep current on news and events in their native country,” said Shruti Joshi, executive director of multicultural marketing for Verizon. “The Spanish Language Package is a good addition for families who want more TV programming in their native language. And by adding Internet or phone service, or both, to the TV service, Verizon connects customers on all fronts, at a great price.”

During the “freeview,” Verizon FiOS TV customers will also have the opportunity to view CNN’s two-part documentary series, “CNN Presents: Latino in America,” which will premiere on Oct. 21 and 22 at 9 p.m. Eastern time. It will be simulcast on CNN en Espanol as “Ser Latino en EE.UU.” Reported by anchor and special correspondent Soledad O’Brien, the documentary initiative examines the growing diversity of America. On CNN en Espanol, senior anchor Patricia Janiot and network correspondents report daily on important issues like education, immigration, health care, business, religion and other key issues of the Latino community, with prime time half-hour specials each night during the week of the documentaries.

Verizon FiOS TV customers can also subscribe to La Conexion, which offers a robust selection of more than 120 channels in English and Spanish, for $39.99 per month.

Verizon offers a broad array of bundled packages, the most popular of which consists of TV, Internet and phone service.

For a limited time, customers who sign up for a one-year qualifying FiOS triple-play package can select one International TV package — and enjoy watching it free of charge for three months* — in any one of the following languages: Chinese, Filipino, German, Hindi, Korean, Punjabi, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish or Vietnamese. The total savings on the bundled packages with international TV range from $29.97 to $104.97.

For a limited time, new customers will also get $150 back when they sign up for FiOS TV, FiOS Internet and phone.** More details are available at http://www22.verizon.com/residential/bundles/fiosbundlesab.

Verizon is the only national provider to bring 100 percent fiber optics straight to homes and small businesses, delivering America’s top-rated broadband with download connection speeds of up to 50 Mbps (megabits per second), more HD TV channels than cable, amazing picture-and-sound quality, and interactive capabilities that cable doesn’t match.

FiOS TV offers a broad collection of programming, with more than 500 all-digital channels including more than 122 HD channels and more than 16,000 monthly video-on-demand titles. FiOS TV also provides next-generation interactive services including an advanced interactive media guide; news, entertainment and social TV widgets; remote DVR management; multi-room DVR; and more.

For more information, visit www.verizon.com or http://espanol.verizon.com/enes/; for customer service support in Spanish, call 800-837-4966 (option 2).

*Three-month credits will be given for the selected International TV package.

** These bundle promotion offers end Jan. 16, 2010. Installation must be done by March 16, 2010.

About CNN en Espanol

CNN en Espanol, the only 24-hour Spanish-language news network available in the U.S., is currently distributed to 28 million pay television households throughout the Americas. The network provides continuous news coverage of major world events, live breaking coverage supported by in-depth analysis, worldwide business and financial news, global weather updates, sports and feature programming on such topics as health, technology and entertainment.

About Verizon Communications

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America’s most reliable wireless network, serving more than 87 million customers nationwide. Verizon’s Wireline operations provide converged communications, information and entertainment services over the nation’s most advanced fiber-optic network. Wireline also includes Verizon Business, which delivers innovative and seamless business solutions to customers around the world. A Dow 30 company, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of more than 235,000 and last year generated consolidated operating revenues of more than $97 billion. For more information, visit www.verizon.com.

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