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Verizon Digital Media Services Launches Online Live Video Service For Broadcasters, Content Retailers

NEW YORK, July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- To help broadcasters, studios, content retailers and multichannel video programming distributors meet the rapidly growing consumer demand for watching live events on TV and online, Verizon Digital Media Services has launched Verizon Live Events. This service joins the video-on-demand and linear channel services also offered on Verizon's video-optimized media platform.

Through an exclusive agreement with Origin Digital, a premier video-streaming company, Live Events can acquire event feeds from any source -- including satellite, terrestrial fiber and Internet -- then transcode and deliver the content to broadcasters and other commercial customers. The service also provides proactive monitoring and robust redundancy over Verizon's global network.

"There are no second chances when it comes to live events," said Bob Toohey, president, Verizon Digital Media Services. "Verizon Live Events combines depth of experience, market-leading technology and exceptional reach to create memorable experiences for viewers watching their favorite live events. This combination offers a single solution for a wide range of live events -- from multinational sporting events to breaking news and business meetings to concerts and red-carpet premieres."

Verizon Digital Media Services contributes to the over-the-top video competitive landscape in the U.S. by offering seamless, end-to-end solutions that greatly reduce the complexity of digital content management through simplified operational processes and a fully transparent supply chain that translate into quicker time to market.

"The whole is greater than the sum of its parts when you combine Origin Digital's experience in delivering high-quality live events with Verizon's scalable, enterprise-class platform," said Darcy Lorincz, chief executive officer of Origin Digital. "In a market that's hungry for high-quality, live media content, today's digital consumers can trust market leaders like Verizon and Origin Digital to deliver distinctive, interactive real-time online live video experiences."

Verizon Digital Media Services offers enterprises a suite of robust and flexible end-to-end video solutions for best-in-class TV Everywhere and superior over-the-top experiences. Built on one of the world's most advanced networks with a robust video platform, Verizon Digital Media Services delivers a vast range of content management and delivery services with carrier-grade quality, reliability, security and scale. For more information about Digital Media Services, visit www.verizondigitalmedia.com.

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 99 million retail connections 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 nearly $116 billion in 2012 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of 181,900.  For more information, visit about.verizon.com .

VERIZON'S ONLINE NEWS CENTER: Verizon news releases, executive speeches and biographies, media contacts and other information are available at Verizon's online News Center at newscenter.verizon.com.  The news releases are available through an RSS feed.  To subscribe, visit newscenter.verizon.com/corporate/feeds.

SOURCE Verizon

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