Verizon cells beam Tribeca video content

 Note from author Robert Marich. For the second consecutive year, Verizon cell phones offer video content from the Tribeca Film Festival. Verizon is part of a cavalcade of fest sponsors, whose vast numbers give special meaning to the phrase “show business.”

    Press Release April 23, 2008 -- Verizon Wireless, builder and operator of the nation’s most reliable wireless network, and Verizon today announced the companies will offer exclusive video from the Tribeca Film Festival on Verizon Wireless’ V CAST Video service and on Verizon’s FiOS TV video-on-demand (VOD) service.  Starting today, customers will be able to view trailers, short films and more on their mobile phones and for the
first time, in their own homes.  In addition, customers will have access to three commissioned short films that are exclusively available on FiOS TV VOD and V CAST Video. 
    Verizon Wireless customers will also be able to view mobile shorts, red carpet coverage and celebrity interviews on their mobile phones.  Full-feature films will be made available on Verizon’s FiOS TV VOD service.  Customers can learn more online at
    Customers with select V CAST-enabled phones can check out V CAST whenever they want for just $3.00 for 24-hour use or by signing up for the $15.00 V CAST VPak monthly subscription, which also includes access to Verizon Wireless’ ESPN MVP, Get It Now® and Mobile WebSM services. 
    With a VPak subscription, customers get unlimited basic video – including Tribeca Film Festival video – but application download fees apply for 3D games and premium video. There are no airtime or megabyte charges to download, stream or watch V CAST content with any V CAST subscription.
    For more information about Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to
    To learn more about Verizon FiOS TV, customers can visit or call their local Verizon sales office or 888-438-3467.  For more information about the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival, visit
About Verizon Wireless
    Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 65.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 69,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD).  For more information, go to: 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

About Verizon Communications

    Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ), headquartered in New York, is a leader in delivering broadband and other wireline and wireless communication innovations to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers.  Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, serving nearly 66 million customers nationwide.  Verizon's Wireline operations include Verizon Business, which delivers innovative and seamless business solutions to customers around the world, and Verizon Telecom, which brings customers the benefits of converged communications, information and entertainment services over the nation's most advanced fiber-optic network.  A Dow 30 company, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of nearly 235,000 and last year generated consolidated operating revenues of $93.5 billion.  For more information, visit
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