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TMCNet:  LG Helps Verizon Stream 75 TV Channels to LG Smart TV Platform

[December 03, 2012]

LG Helps Verizon Stream 75 TV Channels to LG Smart TV Platform

Dec 03, 2012 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- LG announced that the LG Smart TV platform from LG Electronics allows Verizon FiOS TV customers to enjoy 75 broadcast channels, serving as a set-top box alternative within the home.

According to a release, the new application on LG's 2012 Smart TVs and Blu-ray Disc players also delivers Verizon FiOS' on-demand content service, "Flex View." "The expansive selection of channels from FiOS TV and on-demand content from Verizon's Flex View library further strengthens LG's Smart TV platform, giving consumers of all ages a virtually limitless amount of entertainment on TVs, Blu-ray players, PCs, even tablets and phones," said Samuel Chang, vice president, Smart TV and Innovation, LG Electronics USA, Inc.

"As we see more and more consumers adopting the multi-screen universe, LG continues to seek content and alliances that broaden our Smart TV offerings to provide the best experience on whichever device consumers choose to use," Chang said.

LG said Verizon customers who subscribe to both FiOS TV and Internet service can access the application via the Smart World section on LG's Smart TV interface. Among the 75 channels are consumer favorites such as HBO, Food Network, NFL Network, TBS, VH1 and others, offering content for all age groups and preferences.

LG Smart TV owners also can access FiOS TV's Flex View, which offers more than 25,000 on-demand movies and show titles for purchase or rent on any Internet-connected device, whether home on a TV or PC, or on-the-go on a mobile device.

"Offering more FiOS channels on LG Smart TVs epitomizes Verizon's commitment to delivering the best in-home entertainment experience to our customers across the greatest number of viewing platforms," said Maitreyi Krishnaswamy, director of product services for Verizon. "We understand that consumers' content consumption habits are changing and consumers are engaging on many different platforms within the home. We're working with LG to make watching TV and interacting with it more interesting and enjoyable than ever before." LG noted that Verizon's FiOS search on LG Smart TVs and Blu-ray players provide search results from a choice of 75 broadcast channels and Flex View content. In addition, parent-friendly features include parental PIN options to restrict mature content and a purchase PIN requirement for authorization of any rental and purchases of on-demand content through the application.

LG Electronics USA is a subsidiary of LG Electronics, a $49 billion global force and technology company focusing on consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications.

Verizon Communications is a company focusing on delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers.

More information: www.lg.com www.verizon.com ((Comments on this story may be sent to newsdesk@closeupmedia.com))

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