Verizon going multi-platform for NBCU Olympics


Verizon, in an agreement with NBC Universal, announced a multi-platform content offering that will make the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games available to Verizon’s FiOS TV, broadband and wireless customers.

Beginning with the opening ceremony on February 12th, Verizon says it will offer subscribers access to content across multiple platforms, including an enhanced, interactive TV experience, video on demand, high-def TV, broadband and Verizon Wireless’ V CAST service. FiOS TV customers will be able to watch NBC Universal’s more than 835 hours of unprecedented Winter Olympics programming, representing the most total hours – and the most live hours – ever for a Winter Olympics. Vancouver, it noted, will be the first Winter Olympics available entirely in high definition.

“Verizon’s advanced fiber-optic and wireless networks will help deliver the ultimate Olympics experience to our customers this winter,” said Terry Denson, vice president of content strategy and acquisition for Verizon. “They’ll see the best that Verizon and NBC Universal have to offer – on any screen, including video on demand, HD, Verizon Wireless’ V CAST service and more. And, they’ll be able to follow all the action, in depth and as it happens,” he added.

Verizon subscribers can stay connected to the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games wherever they go. At home, FiOS TV customers can watch NBC Universal’s extensive television coverage on NBC, USA Network, MSNBC, CNBC and Universal HD, and take advantage of Verizon’s interactive Olympics application. Verizon broadband customers can catch up on all the action online at In addition, Verizon FiOS Internet customers also will be able to access online content via Verizon’s FiOS TV Central web site.

Verizon Wireless customers can see athlete profiles and video on individual sports with the NBC Olympics: Vancouver 2010 channel on V CAST Video. When the Olympics begin, V CAST Video customers can see daily updates, results and other news from Vancouver on the NBC Sports and NBC News channels on V CAST Video and on the NBC2Go channel on V CAST Mobile TV.

The 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games will run for 17 days and nights, covering every sport, medal, champion and riveting moment.