DISNEY MOVIES ANYWHERE ADDS ITS FIRST MULTICHANNEL VIDEO PROGRAMMING DISTRIBUTOR, FIOS BY VERIZON, TO ITS
EVER-EXPANDING DIGITAL FOOTPRINT
Fios by Verizon Is Joining Disney Movies Anywhere on August 23, Coinciding with the Digital In-Home Release of the Groundbreaking Live-Action Adventure “The Jungle Book”
All Newly Connected Accounts Will Receive A Limited, Free Movie Offer
of Disney•Pixar’s “Monsters, Inc.”
BURBANK, Calif. – August 23, 2016 – Continuing efforts to provide more ways to buy and watch your favorite Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars movies at home or on the go, Disney Movies Anywhere today announces the addition of Fios by Verizon, the first multichannel video programming distributor to join its cloud-based digital movie service platform.
The launch coincides with today’s digital release of Disney’s hit film The Jungle Book.
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Fios by Verizon customers in the U.S. can immediately, seamlessly connect their digital movie collections across the Disney Movies Anywhere ecosystem and watch them from the living room or a wide array of mobile devices, as well as purchase directly from Fios by Verizon on supported Disney Movies Anywhere platforms.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Fios by Verizon to our Disney Movies Anywhere experience,” said Dan Cohen, Executive Vice President, Pay Television and Digital Disney/ ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution. “This is an invaluable addition as we continue to expand access and connect our customers with their digital movie collections across multiple platforms and devices.”
“Disney Movies Anywhere is the perfect fit for families on the go,” said Tricia Lynch, Executive Director, Content Strategy and Acquisitions for Verizon. “Disney Movies Anywhere will let Fios customers watch all their great Disney movies on their home TVs with Fios on Demand and on their phones or tablets with the Fios Mobile app – anywhere they are. We’re happy to partner with Disney on this ground-breaking innovation for our customers.”
With Disney Movies Anywhere, Fios by Verizon subscribers can enjoy an enriched home entertainment experience with easy access to family-friendly content and watch their interconnected Disney Movies Anywhere library of films through their existing set-top box.
In celebration of this partner launch, for a limited time Disney Movies Anywhere is offering a free digital copy of Disney•Pixar’s Monsters, Inc. to new and existing members who connect an iTunes, Amazon Video, VUDU, Google Play, Microsoft Movies & TV and now Fios by Verizon account to Disney Movies Anywhere. Offer is valid through September 7, 2016.