My Local TV Now Available on Verizon Wireless’ V CAST
News Over Wireless and Verizon Wireless announce the launch of My Local TV on V CAST. The video channel delivers local news and weather from television stations across the United States. Through My Local TV, V CAST subscribers may now access more than 1,000 daily news, weather and sports videos from local TV stations.
Jennifer Byrne, director of V CAST video and social media for Verizon, said, “Verizon Wireless customers want to stay connected to what’s going on while on-the-go and the addition of My Local TV News to V CAST Video helps them stay up-to-date with local news, sports, and more.”
With V CAST Video, customers can get video content on demand, including news, weather and sports updates, clips from popular TV programs, music videos, movie trailers, 3D games and more. V CAST Video subscribers can access My Local TV by selecting “News,” then “My Local TV News.” From there, users will select their U.S. region and city, then the individual station.
“The local news, weather and sports coverage that My Local TV provides is perfect for the V CAST platform. It gives users access to the information they need and use every day, directly from the local stations they know and trust. We are delighted to make our content available on such a dynamic platform,” said Sam Matheny, General Manager of News Over Wireless.
To date, News Over Wireless has partnered with more than 80 TV stations to deliver local TV news content, formatted for mobile phones. Station partners include CBS, ABC, NBC and FOX affiliates, and reach almost 70 percent of the total US market.
|About News Over Wireless
News Over Wireless is part of CBC New Media Group, LLC, a division of Capitol Broadcasting Company. News Over Wireless works with local television stations and wireless phone carriers to provide local news on mobile phones through video channels, downloadable applications and mobile web sites. For more information, visit www.newsoverwireless.com.
My Local TV is also available on Verizon Mobile Web 2.0 enabled phones as a premium WAP site that provides text stories, pictures, animated weather maps and traffic cameras.
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 Web 2.0SM services. Customers get unlimited basic video—including My Local TV—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.
|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: www.verizonwireless.com. 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 www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
Thanks to NMG’s Anita Normanly for this capcom story.