U.S. Hispanic Channel from TV Vision Network Launches on Verizon FiOS TV...

U.S. Hispanic Channel from TV Vision Network Launches on Verizon FiOS TV in Tampa Bay Area

New bilingual channel with a variety of original productions


TAMPA, Florida, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — TV Vision Network can now entertain Verizon FiOS TV customers in the Tampa Bay area on Channel 23. TV Vision Network is Tampa’s only local bilingual network targeting Hispanics and, specifically, U.S.-born Latinos.

TV Vision delivers a diverse mix of bilingual program content and a growing slate of original productions filmed in high definition. Programming includes lifestyle, music, international news, sports, movies and children’s shows.

Verizon FiOS TV is delivered over the nation’s most advanced fiber-optic network, straight to customers’ homes. TV Vision will join FiOS TV’s extensive lineup, which offers more than 400 all-digital channels, including 31 high-definition channels in the Florida market, and access to more than 10,000 on-demand titles, 70 percent of which are free.

The unique mission of TV Vision is to engage Hispanic viewers of all ages with a variety of programming that targets not only first-generation Hispanics but also the second- and third-generation viewers. TV Vision also supports local talent and the development of original productions in the Tampa market such as “Project 1805,” a weekly music video countdown with English and Spanish music videos, celebrity interviews, comedy sketches and an opportunity to highlight key venues in and around Tampa. Also available is “El Mundo de Luisitin,” where kids can speak, sing and follow Luisitin’s adventures in both Spanish and English with 2D and 3D animation; and an entertainment sports news show called “Total Action,” that will feature the latest sports events in and around Tampa from professional teams, including amateur boxing, mixed martial arts and extreme sports. TV Vision targets adults in the 18-49 and 25-54 demographic groups, with select program blocks targeting Young Adults 18-34, preschool and children ages 6-11.

Francisco Rios, CEO and founder of TV Vision, said, “We are very excited to have joined with Verizon FiOS TV to be part of their all-digital channel lineup. This alliance allows TV Vision Network to continue to expand its viewership in the Tampa Bay area and offer the Hispanic community a viable alternative.”

Kim Diaz, Executive Director – South-Central Marketing for Verizon, said, “Regional content like TV Vision remains incredibly popular and important to today’s consumers, and Verizon’s FiOS TV subscribers are looking for the very best channel offerings. TV Vision will be a great addition to our channel lineup, and we look forward to offering the channel to our Tampa subscribers.”

TV Vision Network, LLC provides programming broadcast over WTAM, a Bilingual language television station serving the Tampa Bay area with a nine-county coverage area that includes: Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Sarasota, Manatee, Citrus, Hardee, Hernando and Polk counties. WTAM can be viewed on broadcast Channel 30 throughout the Tampa Bay area and now on Verizon FiOS TV on Channel 23. The Company is headquartered in Tampa, Florida. Please visit http://www.tvvisionnetwork.tv for more information.

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 more than 69 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 employed a diverse workforce of approximately 228,600 as of the end of the first quarter 2008 and last year generated consolidated operating revenues of $93.5 billion. For more information, visit http://www.verizon.com.

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U.S. Hispanic Channel from TV Vision Network Launches on Verizon FiOS TV in Tampa Bay Area