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Displaying articles for: December 2012

Television.jpgWelcome to the New Year’s Eve edition of What to Watch. Lots of repeats, movies and specials on TV this week, along with a few new episodes of some of your favorite reality TV shows. Here’s your look at a selection of sporting events and other programs airing on TV during the coming week. And, happy New Year!

 

 

Friday:

Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas – 8:30 pm on FOX

Say Yes To the Dress – 9 pm on TLC (Joan Rivers helps a friend’s daughter)

Teen Trouble – 10 pm on Lifetime

 

Saturday:

She Made Them Do It – 8 pm on Lifetime (Jenna Dewan-Tatum stars)

The Mob Doctor – 9 pm on FOX

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Christmas Classics Showdown

by Employee on ‎12-20-2012 03:15 PM

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Is there an all-time greatest Christmas movie? With a long list of worthy contenders, it’s a challenge to pick just one. I’ll lay out my top choices and you can decide for yourself.

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ViewNow-FINAL-214x156.jpgIf you’re like me, you can never have your fill of too many movies. Comedies, romance, drama, cartoons – my family loves it all. And with FiOS, you certainly have an abundance of movies at your fingertips. With a Video on Demand library of 40,000 monthly titles, including 10,000 movies, you certainly have a lot of choices. Not to mention all of the amazing premium movie packages available. And that brings me to the news of the day. Verizon is introducing a brand new movie package called ViewNow.

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75 Live FiOS TV Channels Now Available on Xbox 360

by Employee on ‎12-18-2012 12:56 PM - last edited on ‎12-19-2012 03:38 PM by Employee

iStock_000016173194Mediumv2.jpgJust in time for the holidays (and for CES 2013 attendees to demo at the Verizon booth)! Our FiOS TV App on Xbox 360 just got better.

 

The boundaries between TV and gaming continue to fade as Xbox adds another 49 live FiOS TV channels to the lineup for a total of 75. The new lineup includes a variety of popular channels including: AMC HD, NFL Network, Disney HD, History Channel HD, EPIX HD, PBS Kids Sprout and more.

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iStock_000020289635Mediumv2.jpgOver the past several weeks, we’ve discussed what it means to live a borderless lifestyle – a life motivated by connectivity and cultivated through the use of several personal technologies, from laptops and tablets to the Internet-connected smart home, powered by a combination of our all-fiber optic and wireless networks.

 

We want to give consumers choice and flexibility, and our unique position as an innovation and technology leader allows us to empower consumers to enjoy the content they want anytime, anywhere, on any platform.

 

In 2013, we’re going to continue exploring the ever-evolving borderless consumer:

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What to Watch – December 14 - 20

by ‎12-14-2012 05:03 PM - edited ‎12-17-2012 07:27 AM

Television.jpgWith just a little over a week to go until Christmas, you still have plenty of time to catch all of your favorite holiday movies and specials. Plus, there are a few mid-season finales left on the schedule. Here’s your look at a selection of sporting events and other programs airing on TV during the coming week.

 

 

Friday:

Kitchen Nightmares – 8 pm on FOX

The Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour – 10 pm on PBS

Winter in Portlandia – 10:30 pm on IFC

 

Saturday:

One More Shot – 9 pm on Pay-Per-View (the Rolling Stones final performance of its 50th anniversary shows)

My Fair Wedding: Unveiled – 9 pm on WE TV (season finale featuring Big Brother all-stars Brendon and Rachel)

Six Little McGhees – 10 pm on OWN

Saturday Night Live – 11:30 pm on NBC (Martin Short and Sir Paul McCartney)

 

 

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NFL_Network.jpgJust in time for the holidays, Verizon is giving football fans one more gift this year with the addition of Watch NFL Network to FiOS TV Online. This means that, right in time for the Thursday night Eagles/Bengals game, FiOS customers who receive NFL Network and NFL RedZone as part of their TV package now have the ability to watch programming from the two channels online from any U.S. location with a broadband connection.

 

Watch NFL Network features live streaming access to NFL Network and NFL RedZone programming, including Thursday Night Football games, shows like “NFL Total Access” and “NFL GameDay,” and more. Plus, FiOS TV customers can watch NFL RedZone live online during the regular season and catch every touchdown for every game on Sunday afternoons.

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Christmas Vacation: 3 Reasons Why 23 Years Later, It’s Still a Classic

by Employee ‎12-12-2012 11:06 AM - edited ‎12-18-2012 04:06 PM

large.jpgChristmas movies are special because they have that unfailing ability to transport us to a place where we can momentarily forget about our own holiday anxieties and get lost in the lives of others. In the case of “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” we leave our turmoil to laugh at that of the Griswold family. I’ve met enough people in my lifetime who have never seen this film that I feel compelled to not only ask them if they’ve been living under a rock their whole life, but to tell them – and you now, if you’re one of them – three things about the movie that make it the funniest, most chaotic not-so-family-friendly Christmas classic out there.

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Television.jpgHave you started watching holiday movies and specials yet? Let us know if you have any good recommendations! In the meantime, here’s your look at a selection of sporting events and other programs airing on TV during the coming week.

 

 

Friday:

Kitchen Nightmares – 8 pm on FOX

Restless – 9 pm on Sundance

Spike TV’s 10th Annual Video Game Awards – 9 pm on SPIKE

 

Saturday:

American Giving Awards – 8 pm on NBC

Mario & Courtney’s Wedding Fiesta – 8 pm on TLC

Pacquiao vs. Marquez 4 – 9 pm on Pay-Per-View (Enter here to win a signed glove)

Saturday Night Live – 11:30 pm on NBC (Jamie Foxx hosts and Ne-Yo is the musical guest)

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VOD 1.jpgIn August and September, we told you about a variety of enhancements that Verizon has been making to FiOS TV Video on Demand.  In our never ending effort to deliver the best in quality video programming and features, we’re introducing even more new features to make the overall FiOS TV on demand experience even better.

 

Perhaps one of the most exciting enhancements coming your way is a new monthly promotion called “Rent/Buy 3; Get 1 Rental On Us!” Customers who rent or purchase three Flex View or video-on-demand titles within a month will receive one free Flex View rental. That free rental must be redeemed within seven days of the purchase/rental of your third title. Try it this month – purchase or rent three movies in December and qualify for a free Flex View rental.

 

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A Direct Line to Santa

by Employee ‎12-04-2012 11:30 AM - edited ‎12-04-2012 04:51 PM

Do you want to speak directly to Santa? Try this.

 

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