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FiOS1 High School Sports Widget Keeps Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex Fans Connected to Their Favorite Football Teams During Playoff Season

High School Sports Widget Features Video Highlights, Up-to-Date Statistics and More

IRVING, Texas, Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Whether you missed a game-changing interception, want to track your local high school quarterback's performances or keep an eye on which teams are performing well in the playoffs, the FiOS1 High School Sports Widget delivers on-demand access to the most up-to-date high school football news, stats, photos and video highlights.

A feature of FiOS1 Dallas, the High School Sports Widget, which was launched last fall, is available to more than 500,000 households in the Dallas-Fort Worth FiOS service area.  It brings content from 38 Metroplex-area local high school sports directly to Verizon FiOS customers' TVs.  The content includes recaps of tape-delayed regular season football games, video highlights and team and player statistics.

"The Friday night lights burn a little brighter for Verizon FiOS customers in Texas, as our FiOS1 High School Sports Widget offers customers an innovative, convenient way to keep connected with their favorite high school football programs whenever they want," said Rachel McGallian, Verizon's director of marketing for Texas.

In just four easy steps, FiOS TV customers can access the free FiOS1 High School Sports Widget:  (1) Click the "Widgets" button on the FiOS TV remote. (2) Click "OK" to select FiOS TV Widgets. (3) Select "Featured" or "Sports" categories. (4) Scroll to the High School Sports Widget to enjoy the action.

FiOS1 is part of FiOS TV's broad collection of programming featuring more than 530 all-digital channels including more than 140 high-definition channels and 40,000 monthly VOD titles.  FiOS TV also provides next-generation interactive services including an advanced interactive media guide; social network, news, sports and entertainment widgets; remote DVR management via broadband or mobile phones, Flex View; and MY FiOS, an all-in-one, easy-to-use mobile application that gives customers access to access to a variety of other applications. 

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers.  Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, with nearly 96 million retail customers nationwide.  Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers in more than 150 countries, including all of the Fortune 500.  A Dow 30 company with $111 billion in 2011 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of 184,500.  For more information, visit www.verizon.com.

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