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Verizon FiOS to Feature Multiple 3D Films This Year
Ten 3D Movies Will Be Featured on FiOS TV Video on Demand, With More to Come
NEW YORK, Oct. 29 — During the next two months Verizon FiOS TV customers will have a chance to see more 3D programming, with the launch of 10 feature films on demand. Beginning with the premiere of “Cats & Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore” on Nov. 16, and ending with “Disney’s A Christmas Carol” and “Step Up 3D” in December, Verizon will make a series of video-on-demand titles available in 3D throughout the next two months. More titles will follow early next year.
The seven other 3D films, which will be available beginning Nov. 16, are: “Chicken Little,” “Bolt” and “Meet the Robinsons” from Walt Disney Pictures, and “Journey to the Center of the Earth,” “Under the Sea,” “Deep Sea” and “NASCAR” from Warner Bros. Digital Distribution.
“Verizon is continuing to develop 3D experiences for our FiOS TV customers, and now that includes access to video-on-demand titles available at their convenience,” said Tricia Lynch, director of content strategy and acquisition for Verizon. “This selection of 3D movies allows our customers to see what 3D on FiOS TV is really like – with the advanced picture quality and sound that makes FiOS the ultimate home-entertainment experience.”
The 3D VOD movies are available to all FiOS TV customers across the country who have a 3D television set, 3D glasses and a high-definition set-top box. FiOS TV customers can find the 3D movies in the “High Definition” VOD folder, under HD 3D and the “Movies” VOD folder under 3D Movies.
The launch of these 3D movies marks Verizon’s latest major 3D initiative this year. On Sept. 2, Verizon exclusively produced and broadcast the first televised National Football League game in 3D, the preseason match-up between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots. And on July 10 and 11, the company broadcast the first Major League Baseball games in 3D, between the New York Yankees and the Seattle Mariners.
The 3D movies join FiOS TV’s leading VOD service, which includes 18,000 monthly titles. In addition, FiOS offers a broad collection of programming, with more than 520 all-digital channels including up to 140 HD channels. FiOS also provides next-generation interactive services including an advanced interactive media guide; social networking, news and entertainment widgets; remote DVR management via broadband or cell phone; and more.
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 mass market, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America’s most reliable wireless network, serving more than 93 million customers nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America’s most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers innovative, seamless business solutions to customers around the world. A Dow 30 company, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of more than 195,000 and last year generated consolidated revenues of more than $107 billion.