Deal Will Bring Thousands of Professionally-Produced Videos to Frontier's Internet-Based TV Website
STAMFORD, Conn., Oct 22, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
Frontier Communications Corporation (NYSE:FTR, news, filings) today announced a partnership with 5min Media, the Web's largest video syndication platform, that will bring 5min Media's vast catalogue of professionally produced lifestyle video content to Frontier's internet-based TV website, www.myfitv.com. The deal greatly expands the lifestyle genre video offerings on my fitv, which provides free instant access to more than 100,000 titles, including TV shows, movies, news, sports and more.
Viewers of Frontier's www.myfitv.com will have access to 5min Media's library organized across 21 verticals, including 5minHome, 5minHealth, 5minFood, 5minFashion and 5minParenting. Initially, 5min will power 20 channels on my fitv, with plans to expand 5min's offerings on the site in the coming months.
"Our partnership with 5min Media is a great way to continue to provide consumers anywhere with the best video content available on the Internet," said Melinda White, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Marketing and New Business Operations for Frontier. "We believe this deal supports our goal of my fitv being a major go-to site for Internet television."
"With this partnership, we're able to enhance the user experience on my fitv by providing users with a wide variety of high-quality lifestyle video content across the categories that interest them most," said Ran Harnevo, CEO of 5min Media. "Our catalogue of premium videos will provide a perfect complement to Frontier's existing offerings, while providing viewers with even more content choices."
5min Media has been recently recognized as a top 15 online video website, with more than 22 million unique viewers each month by comScore. 5min Media now ranks No. 1 in six vertical categories, including home, health, fashion/beauty, travel, food and pets.
About Frontier Communications
Frontier Communications Corporation (NYSE: FTR) offers voice, High-Speed Internet, satellite video, wireless Internet data access, data security solutions, bundled offerings, specialized bundles for small businesses and home offices, and advanced business communications Access Solutions for medium and large businesses in 27 states and with approximately 14,600 employees. Frontier's my fitv offers an extensive library of entertainment content, an easy-to-use site navigation /search function, and national and local TV content. More information is available at www.frontier.com and www.frontier.com/ir.
About 5min Media
5min Media is the Web's largest video syndication network with more than 30 million unique visitors across its 800 partner sites. The company provides publishers with a comprehensive video platform that includes access to premium content from its library of more than 200,000 vertically segmented videos from thousands of the world's largest media companies and professional independent video producers. Founded in 2006 and acquired by AOL (NYSE: AOL) in September 2010, the company is headquartered in New York City. For more information, visit http://solutions.5min.com.
SOURCE: Frontier Communications Corporation
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