From the opening ceremony on Feb. 12, Verizon will offer subscribers enhanced, interactive TV experience, VOD, HD TV, broadband and Verizon Wireless’ V CAST service. FiOS TV customers will be able to watch more than 835 hours of Winter Olympics programming – the most total hours ever offered for a Winter Olympics. Vancouver will also be the first Winter Olympics available entirely in HD.
“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.”
Verizon’s Olympics experience also includes:
- Interactive TV: Customers will have access to an on-screen interactive application with real-time medal counts, athlete bios, team USA reports, Olympic news and more. The interactive TV experience is available to all FiOS TV customers during Olympics programming on USA, MSNBC and CNBC.
- HD Coverage: For the first time, the Olympics will be available entirely in HD. Customers will be able to see HD coverage of every event, including alpine skiing, biathlon, bobsled, cross-country, curling, figure skating, ice hockey and snowboarding.
- Video on Demand: NBC Universal is making exciting highlights and full-event rewinds available on FiOS TV VOD. For the last month, Verizon FiOS TV customers have been able to enjoy more than 20 five- to seven-minute highlight clips – in SD and HD – including trivia, a countdown to Vancouver and an exploration of Canada’s Olympic park in Calgary. During the games, NBCU will offer more than 100 highlight clips – approximately 15 per day – in addition to up to five full-length daily event replays. More than 30 percent of this will be available from NBCU in HD.
- Online: Verizon’s FiOS Internet and High Speed Internet customers will have access to more than 400 hours of live event competition and more than 1,000 hours of on-demand access to full-event replays from Vancouver, as well as extensive highlights such as event recaps, best-of montages, commentator analysis and athlete-specific clips.
The 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games will run for some 17 days and nights, covering every sport, medal, champion and exciting moment.