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MetroPCS Adds Content from Disney/ABC Television Group and ESPN to MetroSTUDIO Video On Demand Service
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
New content providers bring more options for on-demand viewing of latest popular TV clips and shows
DALLAS, Nov. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (NYSE: PCS), today announced it signed an agreement to provide content from ABC Entertainment, ABC Family, ABC News Disney Channel, Disney XD and ESPN in its MetroSTUDIO? Video On Demand application, available on all MetroPCS 4GLTE handsets. Now, MetroPCS customers can have instant access to even more entertainment that matches their lifestyles ? all from an easy-to-use, on-the-go application.
Available with the $60 4GLTE service plan, MetroSTUDIO gives customers access to premium multimedia content including video, music downloads, ringtones and ringback tones. Consumers can sort content by genre, channel and show. Clips and full-length videos of today's most popular television shows from across the networks ? including ABC's Grey's Anatomy, Desperate Housewives and Castle; ABC Family's Switched at Birth and The Secret Life of the American Teenager; Disney Channel's Shake It Up, Wizards of Waverly Place and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and ESPN's Pardon The Interruption and Around The Horn ? will join the existing 14 channels from current content providers including NBC Universal, Black Entertainment Television (BET) and Univision to deliver a total of 20 channels of comedy, sports, news, drama and multicultural content.
"We've consistently offered our customers multimedia content that goes beyond what is generally available, in order to provide them with a rich entertainment experience that is tailored to their lifestyles, tastes and viewing habits," said Tom Keys, president and COO of MetroPCS. "The addition of great content from Disney/ABC Television Group and ESPN within the MetroSTUDIO application reinforces that we understand our customers, their online activities and that top-tier entertainment brands recognize the opportunity they have to reach new audiences in a unique way."
Powered by RealNetworks, Inc., MetroSTUDIO was launched in September 2010 and is one of the many multimedia applications MetroPCS offers its customers. MetroSTUDIO is accessible through MetroPCS' two Samsung 4GLTE handsets, the Craft and the Galaxy Indulge, as well as the company's latest 4GLTE Android device, the LG Esteem?.
MetroPCS customers interested in learning more about MetroSTUDIO and the vast library of multimedia content it contains can visit http://www.metropcs.com/metrostudio/. Existing customers on MetroPCS' $60 4GLTE service plan that subscribe to MetroSTUDIO can expect to see new and exciting content from ABC, ABC Family, Disney Channel, Disney XD and ESPN starting today. New and existing customers not already on the $60 4GLTE service plan can visit their local store or go online to sign up for service.
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About MetroPCS Communications, Inc.Dallas-based MetroPCS Communications, Inc. is a provider of no annual contract, unlimited wireless communications service for a flat-rate. MetroPCS is the fifth largest facilities-based wireless carrier in the United States based on number of subscribers served. With Metro USA(SM), MetroPCS customers can use their service in areas throughout the United States covering a population of over 280 million people. As of September 30, 2011, MetroPCS had over 9.1 million subscribers. For more information please visit www.metropcs.com.
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