http://facilities.broadcastnewsroom....e.jsp?id=95387Verizon Upgrading FiOS TV Service
By The Associated Press
(TWICE) _ Las Vegas Verizon announced plans here to upgrade its fiber-optic FiOS TV service and revealed new details of its first-quarter launch of V Cast Mobile TV service for cellphones.
Verizon's second-generation FiOS TV service will come with PC-networking capability and an enhanced media guide, which will enable an integrated search for specific video programs on broadcast TV channels, ondemand TV channels, Verizon's Home Media DVR and networked PCs.
In other second-generation changes announced on the eve of International CES, FiOS channels will be grouped by genre for simpler access, and local traffic and weather updates will stream along the bottom of the TV screen while programs play. The service will also enable DVR programming from the Web browser of a remote PC and from a cellphone.
Many of the features will be available in the first quarter, with PC-networking, Internet radio and DVR programming by cellphone coming later in the year. The year-old FiOS TV service is available in 10 states.
- more info about the V-Cast service through the Link, above.