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[November 29, 2012]

Verizon's FiOS to stream 75 TV Channels from LG Smart TV platform

Nov 29, 2012 (M2 EQUITYBITES via COMTEX) -- Provider of broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ)(Nasdaq:VZ) announced on Wednesday that the LG Smart TV platform from LG Electronics will offer Verizon FiOS TV customers 75 broadcast channels, serving as a set-top box alternative within the home.

This new premium application is available on LG's 2012 Smart TVs and Blu-ray Disc players and also delivers Verizon FiOS' on-demand content service, 'Flex View'.

Now, Verizon customers who subscribe to both FiOS TV and Internet service can access the application via the Smart World section on LG's Smart TV interface. The 75 channels include HBO, Food Network, NFL Network, TBS, VH1 amongst others.

Also, LG Smart TV owners can access FiOS TV's Flex View, which offers over 25,000 on-demand movies and show titles for purchase or rent on any Internet-connected device.

In addition, for the first time, Verizon's FiOS search on LG Smart TVs and Blu-ray players provide search results from a choice of 75 broadcast channels and Flex View content. Parent-friendly features include parental PIN options to restrict mature content and a purchase PIN requirement for authorisation of any rental and purchases of on-demand content through the application.

The premium Verizon FiOS application is available on all 2012 LG Smart TV series (LM9600, LM8600, LM7600, LM6700, LM6200, LS5700, PM9700, PM6700 and PM4700) and the BP620 LG connected Blu-ray player. The App is available in LG's Smart TV Smart World.

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