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More Movies Available on Demand on DVD-Release Day

by on ‎05-25-2010 03:21 PM

1125i376025556D32FA36Getting to the movies these days can be tough for many consumers, between work, getting the kids to school and activities, and all of the other day-to-day chores that come up.  When there is some downtime, however, FiOS TV Video on Demand is a great alternative for catching the movies you missed at the theater.  Not only that, with FiOS TV VOD, you have a growing number of movies available on the same day that the films’ DVDs are released.


Since this time last year, we’ve more than doubled the number of day-and-date releases on demand, and the plan is to grow that even more.  Today, for example, lovers of romance films and fans of author Nicholas Sparks can check out his latest book-to-film with “Dear John.”  Within the next month, there are about a dozen more day-and-date releases coming to FiOS TV VOD, including “Shutter Island” on June 8, “The Book of Eli” on June 15 and “Remember Me” on June 22.


FiOS customers may have noticed another VOD enhancement: more on-demand movies are available as two-day rentals, rather than the traditional 24-hour availability.  In fact, we’ve tripled the number of two-day rentals in the past year, and customers can now choose from hundreds of current films to watch over two days including “The Blind Side,” “Edge of Darkness” and “The Princess and the Frog.”


And that’s not all.  Films from many of the major studios are now available on FiOS TV on demand up to 28 days before they become available from online and kiosk rental outfits like Netflix and Redbox.  That means as a FiOS subscriber, you get to check out movies like “Valentine’s Day,” “Invictus” and “The Tooth Fairy” first.


There’s something for every member of the family among our 1,000 monthly movie choices, not to mention our overall collection of more than 18,000 VOD titles, including 3,300 in HD.  Remember too that 70 percent of our on-demand titles are free.  And with FiOS TV’s growing number of two-day rentals and day-and-date releases, going to the movies – at home – has never been better.




by on ‎05-25-2010 03:28 PM

Yawn... I don't care about WHEN they are released if its within a 6 month timeframe.  I care about price.  There is a reason Blockbuster is going out of business.  Redbox and DVD Play offer movies for $1.  Until Verizon starts offering movies for a reasonable price (ie much closer to Redbox's price point of $1), they will not get my VOD business...

by on ‎05-25-2010 05:07 PM

I'm using Amazon VOD via my BD player more since titles are always a dollar cheaper. 

by sister2 on ‎05-25-2010 05:25 PM

I don't use VOD.  There usually aren't any free VOD movies of interest and because the monthly service we already pay for is expensive enough, I'm not paying extra for movies I can get on DVD.


I am more interested in knowing when/if  Turner Classic Movies HD is going to be available Smiley Happy

by fkeefe on ‎08-25-2011 06:56 PM

And when did FIOS remove "The Blind Side" from VOD, and only have it available if you subscribe to HBO? Ridiculous.

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