CNNtoGO Video Content Now Available on New Verizon Wireless V CAST Service

Thursday 3 February 2005 19:50 CET | News

CNN, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company, and Verizon Wireless, the nations leading wireless service provider, are offering CNNtoGO Video, CNNs wireless on-demand video clip offering, for Verizon Wireless new V CAST wireless broadband multimedia service.

V CAST from Verizon Wireless is the first true wireless broadband consumer service in the country, allowing customers to view crystal clear video clips because it runs on Verizon Wireless Evolution-Data Optimized (EV- DO) network -- the only widely available wide-area wireless broadband network in the United States. The V CAST coverage area, which mirrors Verizon Wireless EV-DO network, is available in more than 30 major metropolitan markets and covers more than 75 million people. With CNN programming for V CAST, Verizon Wireless brings customers up-to- date news video clips from one of the most well-regarded and dependable news sources in the world. CNNtoGO Video content includes a three-minute video newscast updated every hour, in addition to 30 video news clips updated throughout each day. Short content will be offered from CNN NewsPass and CNN Now in the News (formerly CNN Quickcast) highlighting more than a dozen categories, including top stories, politics, U.S., world, business, technology and entertainment. For $15.00 monthly access added to their Verizon Wireless calling plan, customers get the V CAST VPak that includes unlimited access to a wide array of more than 300 daily updated video clips from leading content providers, including CNNtoGO Video. Unlimited basic video clips are included, but application download fees will still apply for 3D games, premium video clips and all other Get It Now(R) applications. There are no airtime charges to download or stream and watch CNN video clips and other V CAST content. For a limited time, customers who sign up for V CAST will receive two months of service free. Verizon Wireless V CAST customers also receive monthly access and unlimited browsing on Verizon Wireless Mobile Web 2.0(SM) news and information service. In addition, customers can choose from premium video clip content, available at additional cost that includes music videos and more. With Windows Media delivering CNN content to V CAST phones, Verizon Wireless customers receive a high-quality wireless multimedia entertainment experience.

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