Frontier Communications Brings Customers NBCUniversal's Coverage of 2012 London Summer Olympic Games July 27 — August 12
Ft. Wayne Video Subscribers Gain Access to Unprecedented Live
Coverage on Multiple Platforms
FORT WAYNE, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Frontier Communications, in agreement with NBCUniversal, today announced
a multiplatform content offering for NBCUniversal's coverage of the
London 2012 Summer Olympic Games to commence on Friday, July 27 through
Sunday, August 12. Designed to provide video subscribers with more than
5,293 hours of access to NBCUniversal's unprecedented Olympic
programming, this offering represents the largest number of total
Olympics hours ever. FiOS® TV from Frontier will offer
NBCUniversal's Olympic content live and on-demand, across multiple
digital, mobile and tablet platforms.
"The Olympic Games are a must-see event allowing audiences to watch the
world's best athletes and most prestigious competitions, and Frontier is
pleased to offer its FiOS TV customers a fantastic way to see
NBCUniversal's coverage of the 2012 London Olympic Games live on every
screen," said Don Banowetz, Midwest President, Frontier Communications.
"We're excited to deliver this around-the-clock Games content to
consumers whenever, wherever and how they want to watch."
In addition to extensive coverage on the networks of NBCUniversal,
including NBC, NBC Sports Network, MSNBC, CNBC, Bravo and Telemundo, and
two HD specialty channels subscribers can stay connected to the London
Summer Olympic Games wherever they go exclusively via NBCOlympics.com,
and the NBC Olympics and NBC Olympics Live Extra apps
available to mobile and tablet users.
As part of a FiOS TV from Frontier consumer's video subscription, which
includes all Olympic television content, NBCUniversal is bringing
Olympic content to subscribers live and on-demand, online, and on mobile
and tablet devices via applications. This additional access to
NBCUniversal's Olympic programming extends customers' opportunities to
watch the Games wherever they are.
Following are multiplatform offerings that will allow FiOS TV from
Frontier customers to watch and be a part of the 2012 London Olympic
Summer Games, including live streaming, VOD, mobile and tablet apps.
NBCUniversal's Olympics Experience on FiOS TV from Frontier Includes:
NBC Olympics Live Extra, the exclusive home of Olympic live stream
content at NBCOlympics.com/LiveExtra, is available now to verified
customers who subscribe to a package that includes CNBC and MSNBC and
who sign-in. NBCOlympics.com will live stream more than 3,500 total
programming hours, including NBC Sports Network, MSNBC, CNBC and
Bravo, for the first time ever so that FiOS TV from Frontier customers
can easily verify their subscriptions and watch Olympic coverage live
online at no additional charge. Subscribers who sign in and verify by
Friday, July 27 can enter the NBC Olympics Live Extra Sweepstake for a
chance to win prizes including a trip to the US Olympic Training
Center in Colorado Springs, an HDTV, and other prizes, courtesy of
NBCUniversal. FiOS TV from Frontier customers should go to
frontierforhome.com and follow the registration and verification
procedures to access Olympic programming via NBCOlympics.com.
Mobile and Tablet Apps: As of July 12, NBCUniversal will offer
two apps for mobile and tablet viewing. The NBC Olympics Live Extra app
will be available to verified FiOS TV from Frontier customers and will
offer the same live streaming and event replays available via
NBCOlympics.com/LiveExtra. Customers can verify their mobile and
tablet devices when the NBC Olympics Live Extra App launches in
mid-July. The NBC Olympics app will include short-form
highlights, schedules, results, columns and more and will also link to
the NBC Olympics Live Extra app.
On Demand: NBCUniversal is making Olympic highlights and
full-event rewinds available via FiOS TV from Frontier Video-On-Demand
service. See U.S. athletes compete in Diving, Gymnastics, Swimming,
and Track & Field with over 100 highlights covering the U.S. Trials.
Pre-Games: Viewers can access more than 120, 4-8 minute clips
available in SD and HD.
In Games: NBCU will offer more than 550 highlight clips, in
addition to 240 full-length event replays, available within 24 hours of
the event completion, all in HD and SD.
Specialty Channels: Dedicated 24/7 basketball and soccer
channels are available to FiOS TV from Frontier customers, and will
total 770 hours of NBC's HD coverage. Basketball HD can be found on
channel 604 and Soccer HD on channel 605.
The 2012 London Olympic Summer Games will run throughout 19
unforgettable days and nights, covering every sport, medal, champion and
riveting moment. For more information, visit www.NBCOlympics.com
About NBC Olympics
A division of the NBC Sports Group, NBC Olympics is responsible for
producing, programming and promoting NBCUniversal's Olympic coverage. It
is renowned for its unsurpassed Olympic heritage, award-winning
production, and ability to aggregate the largest audiences in U.S.
Having produced every Summer Olympics since Seoul in 1988 and every
Winter Olympics since Salt Lake City in 2002, the networks of
NBCUniversal are synonymous with the Games in the United States. In
2011, NBCUniversal acquired the U.S. media rights on all platforms to
the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, the 2018
Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, and the 2020 Summer Olympics. At the
conclusion of the 2020 Games, NBCUniversal will have presented 17 total
Olympic Games and 11 consecutive, the most for a U.S. media company in
NBC has won an unprecedented 91 Emmy Awards for its Olympics coverage,
as well as a prestigious Peabody Award for its presentation of the
Beijing Opening Ceremony in 2008, which USA Today said was "the
best overall Olympic experience ever provided by a U.S. network."
In addition to its unsurpassed heritage and award-winning production,
NBCUniversal is known for aggregating large Olympic audiences, as nine
of the top 11 most-watched U.S. television events of all time are
Olympic Games presented across the networks of NBCUniversal. The Beijing
Summer Olympics rank No. 1 with 215 million viewers.
About Frontier Communications
Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR), is an S&P 500 company
and is included in the FORTUNE 500 list of America's largest
corporations. Frontier offers broadband, voice, satellite video,
wireless Internet data access, entertainment services like TumTiki.com,
data security solutions, bundled offerings and specialized bundles for
residential customers, small businesses and home offices and advanced
business communications for medium and large businesses in 27 states.
Frontier's approximately 15,500 employees are based entirely in the
United States. More information is available at www.frontier.com.
Frontier Communications Media:
Roscoe Spencer, (260) 428-8004
Content Distribution Media:
Christine Reisner, (201) 735-3637
Source: Frontier Communications
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