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Samsung and Verizon Release Current FiOS TV App; Now featuring 75 Channels for a New Level of Entertainment Anywhere in the

  Samsung and Verizon Release Current FiOS TV App; Now featuring 75 Channels
  for a New Level of Entertainment Anywhere in the Home

       FiOS TV subscribers can stream 75 live TV channels and Flex View
 video-on-demand content directly on compatible Samsung Smart TVs™ and Smart
                  Blu-ray™ players – no set-top box required

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- January 28, 2013

Samsung Electronics America, Inc., a leader in digital media and digital
convergence technologies, today announced that the FiOS TV app now supports 75
live channels and is available for compatible Samsung 2011 and 2012 Smart TVs
and Smart Blu-ray™ players.

The app, initially released in July on the Samsung Smart Hub platform, now
lets Verizon’s FiOS TV and FiOS Internet subscribers watch 75 live FiOS TV
channels and more than 25,000 FlexView on-demand movies and TV shows on these
TVs and Blu-ray players without requiring a set-top box. This furthers both
Samsung’s and Verizon’s commitment to developing ways to help consumers enjoy
“TV Everywhere.”

FiOS subscribers that have FiOS TV and FiOS Internet subscriptions can easily
download the free FiOS TV app on their compatible Samsung Smart devices
without requiring a secondary set-top box. For those who already have
installed the app it will automatically update when launched.

The expanded channel lineup included CNN, Comedy Central, Disney, Fox
Business, Cinemax, MTV, Spike, HBO, TBS, TNT, Food Network and HGTV, based on
the subscribers’ current FiOS TV package.

“In July, Samsung became the first TV platform to offer FiOS TV, giving
consumers the flexibility to watch their favorite FiOS channels from any TV in
the home – without requiring a set-top box,” said Eric Anderson, vice
president of content and product solutions, Samsung Electronics America.
“Today we deliver on our commitment to providing the best home entertainment
experience as we offer more channels than ever.”

“Verizon’s mission is to break down technology barriers so that our customers
can enjoy the best possible viewing experiences on multiple devices that they
already own,” said Maitreyi Krishnaswamy, director of product development for
FiOS TV. “By continuing to upgrade and improve the FiOS app for Samsung TV, we
are providing more ways for our customers to enjoy their FiOS TV experience on
their own terms.”

The FiOS TV application has parent friendly features such as parental PIN
options to restrict mature content as well as a purchase PIN requirement for
authorization of any rental and purchases of On Demand content through the
application. The application also offers traditional features such as closed
captioning, help and FAQs.

For more information on the FiOS app on Samsung devices, please visit
verizon.com/fiostv.

About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.

Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, NJ, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA),
a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., markets a broad
range of award-winning, digital consumer electronics, IT and home appliance
products, including HDTVs, home theater systems, digital imaging products,
notebook PCs, tablets, refrigerators and washing machines. A recognized
innovation leader in consumer electronics design and technology, Samsung is
the market leader for HDTVs in the U.S. Please visit www.samsung.com for more
information.

About Verizon Communications, Inc.

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 more than 98 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 183,400. For more information, visit
www.verizon.com.

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Contact:

Weber Shandwick for Samsung
Media Inquiries
Julia Gaynor, 212-445-8386
jgaynor@webershandwick.com
or
Verizon
Phil Santoro, 617-743-4760
philip.g.santoro@verizon.com
 
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