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Verizon FiOS TV Launches Howcast Videos on its VOD Platform

--CTV in VOD Deal with Rogers Cable
Verizon FiOS TV' s VOD service has begun carrying videos from Howcast , a broadband video service that offers short-form instructional/how-to videos (note: Howcast, which features over 100,000 videos in 25 categories on its Web site, operates an Emerging Filmmakers Program that sees it working with filmmakers looking to create videos for it: it pays them a basic fee of $50 per video, and, if their video generates over 40,000 views, provides them with a...

Verizon Launches Two Tools to Enable FiOS Customers to Manage, Troubleshoot Services Themselves

--Interactive TV Customer Support Application Slated to Launch Later This Year
Verizon on Tuesday announced two new tools--" Verizon In-Home Agent " and " Quick Codes "--that are designed to enable customers of its FiOS TV, data and voice services to set up, manage, trouble-shoot and re-set elements of those services on their own. "Many service requests, either for feature or function set-up or operational issues, can now be resolved without a phone call," Bill Foshay, SVP of Verizon Telecom regional operations, said in a prepared...

Verizon FiOS TV Once Again Upgrades its Recently Launched Twitter Widget

--Widget Now Allows Viewers to Follow their Friends' Tweets
In a posting on a company blog, Tuesday, Verizon 's SVP of media relations, Eric Rabe, announced that the company has once again revamped the Twitter interactive TV widget that it launched on its FiOS TV platform just last month (note: at launch, the widget was billed as allowing FiOS TV customers to follow tweets related specifically to the program they were watching; select from a list of top Twitter topics, so that they could...

Verizon Launches Twitter, Facebook, Fantasy Sports and Internet Video Widgets for FiOS TV

--Also Launches "Widget Bazaar" App Marketplace, Announces Plans to Offer FiOS TV Widget SDK
Verizon is set to make several major announcements about its FiOS TV platform today. It will 1) unveil interactive TV services which it has developed with Facebook, Twitter, ESPN, Veoh, blip.tv and Dailymotion, and which it says will create a "truly converged Internet-to-television experience" that will allow FiOS TV subscribers to connect with one another while watching TV and view a range of online and personal PC-based videos on their TV screen; 2) launch a...

Verizon's FiOS TV Marks July 4th Weekend with VOD Promotion

Incumbent telco Verizon's FiOS TV service marked the July 4th holiday weekend with a video-on-demand promotion (July 2nd-6th) that presented viewers with six Independence Day-related movies, located in a special folder in the VOD section of the FiOS TV Interactive Media Guide. The movies, which were priced from $2.99, were "The American President," "Apollo 13," "Independence Day," "Air Force One," "National Treasure," and "The Patriot." "Verizon FiOS TV is always looking for ways to help...

Verizon FiOS TV Launches ESPN Fantasy Football Interactive TV Widget

--Rolls Out its Interactive Media Guide in Multiple New Markets
--Expands its Line-Up of VOD Programming Verizon has provided more information on the new FiOS TV ESPN Fantasy Football interactive TV widget that [itvt] first covered in Issue 8.06 Part 3B. The new widget allows viewers to access real-time scores and statistics from their ESPN.com fantasy teams through five main features: 1) My Match-Up, which tracks total fantasy points for a viewer's weekly match-up,...

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