Verizon Wireless and MediaFLO USA Serve Up a Summer of Sports for V CAST
summer, sports fans never need to miss an ace, kick, flip, volley or final lap even if they are miles away from their TV sets. V CAST Mobile TV from
Verizon Wireless, which runs on the FLO TV service from MediaFLO USA Inc., a
wholly owned subsidiary of QUALCOMM Incorporated, provides access to an array
of not-to-be-missed sports programming from CBS, ESPN, FOX and NBC. The summer
of sports includes comprehensive live coverage from
which began on June 25 and will air on both the ESPN Mobile TV and NBC2Go
channels on the service.
Wireless V CAST Mobile TV customers have on-the-go access to an unsurpassed
array of live sporting events in the coming months, including:
Fans of Roger Federer, Justine Henin, Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova can
enjoy up to 10 hours of live
coverage each day on V CAST Mobile TV. From June 25-29, ESPN Mobile TV aired
live coverage of the early rounds starting at 7:00 a.m. ET and ending at 5:00
p.m. ET. From June 30 through the championship semifinals, both NBC2Go and ESPN
Mobile TV will air live coverage each day. The women’s and men’s finals will be
shown live on NBC2Go on July 7 and July 8, respectively.
CAST Mobile TV will satisfy the most ardent NASCAR enthusiast with live
coverage of the Allstate 400 (July 29), the Pennsylvania 500 (August 5), the NASCAR
Nextel Cup (August 12), the 3M Performance 400 (August 19), the Sharpie 500
(August 25) and the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series 500 (September 2) on ESPN Mobile
TV with replays airing on FOX Sports Mobile. ESPN Mobile TV will also provide
comprehensive coverage of Busch Series events, including 20 live Saturday races
and qualifying rounds. The first Busch Series race was broadcast live from the
Dover Raceway on June 2.
CAST Mobile TV hits the links with live coverage of the Women’s and Seniors
U.S. Open on ESPN Mobile TV starting June 28.
Soccer aficionados will have plenty to cheer about as they follow their
favorite major league teams through the second half of the season on ESPN
Mobile TV. ESPN Mobile TV will also feature live matches from the Under-20 FIFA
World Cup in July.
sports: Devotees of freestyle BMX and skateboarding can follow the X Games from
Los Angeles on
ESPN Mobile TV (August 2-5), including live coverage and highlights. NBC2Go
will carry coverage of the AST Dew Tour starting with the June 23 Panasonic
Open. NBC2Go will also cover the Tour as it travels to
for the Right Guard Open.
in partnership with College Sports Television (CSTV), will feature beach
volleyball, softball, weight- lifting, wakeboarding, snowboarding and lacrosse.
Football: ESPN Mobile TV will feature live coverage of arena football playoffs
in June and July.
coverage on V CAST Mobile TV continues to expand following an eventful spring
and early summer of 2007, which included more than 400 hours of live sports
coverage. Recently featured sporting events included the U.S. Open golf
championship (NBC2Go and ESPN Mobile TV), The Stanley Cup (NBC2Go), men’s
college basketball championship games (CBS Mobile and ESPN Mobile TV), the Preakness
Stakes (NBC2Go) and the qualifying races for the Indianapolis 500 (ESPN Mobile
TV) all making their mobile debuts.