BASKING RIDGE, N.J., March 24 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Verizon Wireless, the owner and operator of the nation’s most reliable wireless network, today announced it has the exclusive rights to stream live Univision Interactive Media’s Spanish-language broadcasts of the 2010 FIFA World Cup soccer matches from South Africa later this year. Customers will be able to see their favorite teams compete in the world’s foremost international soccer tournament featuring players from 32 nations, the culmination of qualifying matches among 208 countries.
Through an agreement with Univision Interactive Media, the digital division of Univision Communications Inc., which is the premier Spanish-language media company in the United States, matches, highlights and more of “Copa Mundial de la FIFA Sur Africa 2010” will be available to Verizon Wireless V CAST Video customers prior to and throughout the tournament (June 11 – July 11). This marks the second time the two companies have joined forces to bring the thrill and passion of the World Cup to mobile customers.
Before the first ball rolls in South Africa, subscribers can access V CAST Video to see past match highlights, memorable goals and interviews. Verizon Wireless customers can also get official World Cup music, ringtones, images and wallpapers from their handsets or the online Verizon Wireless Media Store ( http://www.verizonwireless.com/mp3 ). Fans can also stay current with team specific reports and FIFA updates via clips on V CAST Video and picture and text message alerts.
With customizable alerts, fans can get the exact content they want. They can sign up to receive game statistics, check standings, access scores/goals, get full game summaries, find out who is injured, and get other information to help them enjoy the tournament. For more info on Verizon Wireless’ 2010 FIFA World Cup content, customers can visit http://www.verizonwireless.com/fifacopamundial .
Text to Win & Celebrate with Los Tigres del Norte
Enter Verizon Wireless’ text-to-win sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip to Houston to celebrate the opening of the tournament with an exclusive viewing party for the Mexico vs. South Africa game on June 11. Winners will be treated to a concert featuring the GRAMMY(R)- and Latin GRAMMY(R)-award winning band Los Tigres del Norte immediately following the match. To enter, customers can text Tigres to 8903 or go to http://www.verizonwireless.com/lostigres .
Viva V CAST Video
V CAST Video on Demand is available on many multimedia phone and select 3G smartphones for a $10 monthly subscription added to Verizon Wireless service plans. A daily rate of $3 is also available. For more information about Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store or go to http://www.verizonwireless.com .
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving more than 91 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, Nasdaq: VOD). For more information, visit http://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 http://www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia .
Univision Interactive Media, Inc. is the digital division of Univision Communications Inc., the premier Spanish-language media company in the United States. Univision Interactive Media, Inc. includes Univision.com ( http://www.univision.com ), the premier Spanish-language Internet destination in the U.S., and Univision Movil, the industry’s most comprehensive Spanish-language suite of mobile offerings. Univision Communications Inc. also owns and operates Univision Network, the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the U.S. reaching 95% of U.S. Hispanic Households; TeleFutura Network, a general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network, which was launched in 2002 and now reaches 85% of U.S. Hispanic Households; Galavision, the country’s leading Spanish-language cable network; Univision Studios, which produces and co-produces telenovelas, reality shows, dramatic series and other programming formats for all of the Company’s platforms; Univision Television Group, which owns and operates 64 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio group which owns and/or operates 68 radio stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and 5 stations in Puerto Rico. Univision Communications also has a 50% interest in TuTv, a joint venture formed to broadcast Televisa’s pay television channels in the U.S. Univision Communications has television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States.
For more information, please visit http://www.univision.net .
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