ESPN, The Worldwide Leader in Sports, and Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation's most reliable national wireless broadband network, announced today an exclusive multi-year agreement to deliver an unmatched ESPN mobile sports content line-up to Verizon Wireless customers.
Through the relationship, Verizon Wireless customers who sign up for a V CAST subscription will receive exclusive access to a variety of ESPN content choices, including Mobile ESPN, the award-winning, immersive sports content application which was the heart of the Mobile ESPN MVNO service. The Mobile ESPN application will be available only through Verizon Wireless.
The exclusive agreement offers a variety of ways for Verizon Wireless customers to keep up to date with information from the undisputed sports leader, including:
* The Mobile ESPN application, which will offer real-time sports news, scores and information; personalization for favorite teams; scoring alerts; video and much more for V CAST customers.
* Exclusive information and features from ESPN, including select ESPN Insider content and ESPN fantasy team management on Verizon Wireless' V CAST services.
* With ESPN On Demand mobile video, V CAST customers will get video clips including highlights, analysis, news and content from ESPN-branded shows including SportsCenter, Cold Pizza, Rome is Burning, Outside the Lines, Pardon the Interruption and Around the Horn.
ESPN will be included in the standard V CAST daily and monthly subscription packages so that V CAST customers can enjoy news and entertainment from ESPN at no additional charge.
Additionally, Verizon Wireless' forthcoming V CAST TV service, provided by MediaFLO USA, will also include, ESPN Mobile TV, a 24/7 channel from ESPN with a compelling selection of live, simulcast sports events; comprehensive and breaking sports news, commentary and analysis; and real-time sports scores and game updates. V CAST TV -- the first service of its kind in the country -- will bring Verizon Wireless subscribers an unmatched mobile entertainment experience.