NEW YORK, Sept 20, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ — Verizon and Motorola Inc. are teaming up to offer consumers a chance to win tickets to one of 10 NFL regular-season games as well as an all- expenses-paid trip to Super Bowl XLV, with the Ultimate Game Day Access sweepstakes.
Fans can now enter the contest online at www.motorola.com/ultimategamedayaccess where they will be asked to select one NFL regular season game for a chance to win tickets to it, after entering their e-mail address and watching a video about Verizon FiOS. Contestants who enter for a chance to see an NFL game in December are automatically entered into the grand-prize raffle of a trip to Super Bowl XLV in Arlington, Texas, on Feb. 6, 2011. The contest kicks off Monday (Sept. 20) and goes through Nov. 30.
“We’re excited to team with Motorola and offer football fans this unique opportunity to watch their favorite NFL team at the home stadium or win a trip to Super Bowl XLV,” said John Wimsatt, senior vice president of marketing for Verizon. “Verizon offers customers a superior football experience with various high-def TV channels, broadband offerings and real-time updates on TV and mobile applications – an experience nearly as good as being there live. And now we’re upping the game and giving fans a chance to take this year’s football experience to the next level.”
Bill Ogle, chief marketing officer, Motorola Mobility, said, “Motorola has been working closely with both the NFL and Verizon to ensure the excitement of the football experience reaches fans no matter where they are. With the advanced features available on our QIP set-tops, FiOS customers can control when and how they watch the game, and enjoy instant replays of their favorite moments at the touch of a button.”
For the grand-prize winner, Motorola is providing two tickets to Super Bowl XLV and passes to pre- and post-Super Bowl parties sponsored by the NFL. Verizon is providing roundtrip airfare, hotel and spending money. The winner will have VIP access during the weekend and experience the big game in the state-of-the art Cowboys Stadium.
This contest enhances Verizon’s already extensive football offering. For example, customers who subscribe to the FiOS TV Ultimate package receive the NFL RedZone channel at no additional cost, providing a look at each play that occurs during Sunday games when a team goes inside its opponent’s 20-yard line. FiOS TV customers can also order the NFL RedZone channel for $49.99 for the entire season.
In addition, Verizon’s FiOS TV customers also have easy access to NFL stats with the Football Widget, which features rosters, player details and headline news from around the NFL – at no additional cost. Subscribers to the NFL RedZone channel can use the widget to set on-screen alerts for whenever a team is inside the 20-yard line, then press “OK” on the remote control and switch to the RedZone channel game action. The channel will switch from game to game with live look-ins and highlights in both high definition (Channel 835) and standard definition (Channel 335).
FiOS TV offers a broad collection of programming, with more than 520 all-digital channels including up to 140 HD channels and 18,000 monthly video-on-demand titles. FiOS also provides next-generation interactive services including an advanced interactive media guide; social networking, news and entertainment widgets; remote DVR management via broadband or cell phone; and more.
Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications and is focused on advancing the way the world connects. From broadband communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility and public safety solutions to mobile and wireline digital communication devices that provide compelling experiences, Motorola is leading the next wave of innovations that enable people, enterprises and governments to be more connected and more mobile. Motorola (NYSE: MOT) had sales of US $22 billion in 2009. For more information, please visit www.motorola.com.
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 mass market, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America’s most reliable wireless network, serving more than 92 million customers nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America’s most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers innovative, seamless business solutions to customers around the world. A Dow 30 company, Verizon last year generated consolidated revenues of more than $107 billion. For more information, visit www.verizon.com.