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Need Tips for Surviving the Holidays? Verizon FiOS TV Offers Help With Howcast’s High-Def How-To Videos


From Gift Giving and Card Making to Stringing Christmas Tree Lights, Instructional Videos Give FiOS TV Viewers all They Need for the Holidays

NEW YORK - From gift giving to decorating to stringing Christmas tree lights, there’s a lot to prepare for the holidays. FiOS TV subscribers can take the stress out of those preparations with high-definition how-to videos from Howcast on Video on Demand (VOD). The informative and entertaining videos cover everything from decorating the Christmas tree to lighting the Hanukkah menorah and a host of other holiday how-tos.

“FiOS TV customers have nothing to worry about when it comes to their holiday planning, thanks to Howcast’s humorous, informative how-to videos,” said Shawn Strickland, vice president of consumer strategy for Verizon. “We bring Howcast’s videos to life in pure high definition, on the biggest screen in the home - the TV. Once again, Verizon is creating the ultimate home-entertainment experience, along with a little holiday support.”

Holiday-related videos from Howcast include “How to String Christmas Tree Lights,” “How to Light the Hanukkah Menorah” and “How to Avoid Giving Terrible Gifts.” Other gift-giving guides for FiOS TV customers include tips on wrapping presents creatively, “re-gifting” without getting caught, giving the perfect “Secret Santa” gift, and buying Hanukkah gifts for the kids.

For those FiOS TV subscribers who are celebrating Hanukkah, a number of other videos are now available from Howcast: “How to Make Latkes,” “How to Play Dreidel” and “How to Make Hanukkah Cards and Decorations.” For the Christmas holiday, FiOS TV customers will find tips on making personalized stockings, picking stocking stuffers, choosing a tree, and making popcorn-cranberry garlands. All the how-to videos are available on FiOS TV at no extra charge.

The holiday tips are among hundreds of Howcast videos on FiOS TV Video on Demand, which are available by simply pressing the “VOD” or “On Demand” button on the FiOS remote control, by using the menu on FiOS TV’s Interactive Media Guide, or by selecting the VOD channel. These videos are among the more than 18,000 monthly titles offered on FiOS TV VOD in every market.

Verizon FiOS TV is the leader in bringing the best of the Web to subscribers’ home-entertainment systems. In addition to offering Howcast videos in HD, Verizon has worked with social media innovators Facebook Connect, Twitter, ESPN, Veoh, and Dailymotion to create a truly converged Internet-to-television experience that lets FiOS TV subscribers connect with others while watching TV, plus search and view on their TV screens a variety of online, personal PC-based videos. For more details on FiOS TV and FiOS Internet features, visit

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About Howcast
From How to Write a Resume to How to Jump-Start Your Car, Howcast provides the answer to any how-to question and engages consumers to watch and share free, useful how-to videos and guides produced in-house at Howcast Studios, as well as by innovative media partners, trusted brands, and individual contributors. This content is distributed across a growing network of web, mobile, and cable partners, including such notable destinations as YouTube, MySpace, Hulu, AOL, Yahoo!, Comcast, Apple, TiVo, and Verizon. Since it was founded in May 2007, Howcast been named a top web site by both TIME and PC Magazine, nominated for two Webby Awards and has had its iPhone app featured in an Apple iPhone commercial. Founded by veterans of Google and YouTube, Howcast has offices in New York and San Francisco.

About Verizon
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: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 89 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 employs a diverse workforce of more than 230,000 and last year generated consolidated revenues of more than $97 billion. For more information, visit


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