Verizon president and chief operating officer Denny Strigl Sunday said the company is leading the way in the next revolution of television. "With the strength of our powerful wireless and fiber networks, we have transformed our business into one of the world's greatest content-delivery systems," he said.
To prove the point, Strigl raised the curtain on Verizon's next-generation FiOS TV and V CAST Mobile TV from Verizon Wireless.
The new FiOS will pull together content from a variety of sources - broadcast TV, the Internet and users' own private music and photo collections - into one media-management system. It also provides the company's growing base of FiOS TV customers with a new navigational tool and delivers a superior entertainment experience not available to users of competitors' broadband or cable services.
At the heart of the system is a new interactive media guide that makes watching FiOS TV easier and better than ever. With the new guide, customers can find, control and manage a vast array of digital content including television programming, movies, Internet video, games, music and photos. This lets a customer, for example, watch a movie about an action hero, play a video game about the same character and buy retail items associated with the character, all on the same home system.