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Verizon to Unveil TV Plan

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Sun, 9 Jan 2005 01:44:42 -0500

Wireless service likely to be the first of similar offerings

By Peter J. Howe, Globe Staff | January 8, 2005

Verizon Wireless plans to launch a new television-over-cellphone
service next month, the first of a likely wave of similar debuts this
year as US carriers look to promote advanced phones and high-capacity
wireless networks.

Called VCast, the $15-a-month service will offer unlimited access to
about 300 daily video clips. Segments, running from two to five
minutes, including many specifically produced for the limitations of a
two-inch phone screen, will include NBC news clips, music videos from
MTV and the Country Music Channel, and mini-episodes of Fox
entertainment programs like "24."

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