FiOS Gets Social TV
Verizon announced this week that its FiOS television service has gained several new social networking tools, including Widget Bazaar applications store and Internet Video, which will come to the TVs of FiOS customers.
Applications available on the service will include versions of Facebook, Twitter, DailyMotion, Blip.TV, ESPN fantasy football, and more.
"With FiOS, passive TV becomes social TV, part of the sweeping cultural shift that's changing how people connect with one another to share ideas, information and entertainment," Verizon Telecom's vice president of marketing, Shawn Strickland, said as part of the announcement. "We're working with some of the most popular companies on the Web to create the foundation for a high-quality, engaging Internet-to-TV experience that will only expand and grow richer."