OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Feb. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Say goodbye to the days of standing in long lines at movie theaters, driving to multiple video rental stores in search of that new release, waiting for your next queued-up movie to arrive in the mail and watching hours of music television before actually seeing a music video.
Broadband video on demand is now available for EMBARQ(TM) High-Speed Internet customers who can access the service at myembarq.com and purchase premium video content. The EMBARQ(TM) Video Store provides customers access to more than 5,000 movies, 5,000 music videos and 2,000 TV shows that they can rent on a pay-per-view basis, download to own or download to burn onto a DVD and watch on a computer or TV.
According to a March 2007 study from Nielsen's NetViews and NetRatings, an estimated 81 million of the 129 million people who access the Internet via a broadband connection, watched TV or movies online.
"Seeking entertainment should be a simple and fun experience that easily fits into an individual's lifestyle," said Harry Campbell, EMBARQ president of Consumer Markets. "At EMBARQ, we developed an online video store to give our high-speed Internet customers access to a variety of popular movies, music videos and TV shows that they can watch at their convenience, without leaving their home."
The cost to rent titles on a pay-per-view basis is $1.99 to $3.99 each. Once the content has been rented, customers have 30 days to download it. Once downloaded, the content can be viewed for 24 hours and can be watched without being connected to the Internet.
Additionally, the cost to purchase videos can range up to $19.99 each. When customers purchase videos they can play them an unlimited number of times on the device from which it was purchased.
Customers can also purchase and burn titles to a DVD. Once the copy has been burned from the computer on which it was purchased, it may be watched an unlimited number of times on that or on any other device.
Anyone can visit the EMBARQ(TM) Video Store by going to myembarq.com, clicking "Videos" from the left side of the page and selecting "Video Store" from the drop-down menu. However, only EMBARQ(TM) High-Speed Internet subscribers can buy or rent from the video store.
Embarq Corporation (NYSE: EQ), headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, offers a complete suite of common-sense communications services. The company has approximately 18,000 employees and operates in 18 states. EMBARQ is included in the S&P 500.
For consumers, EMBARQ offers an innovative portfolio of services that includes reliable local and long distance home phone service, high-speed Internet, wireless, and satellite TV from DISH Network(R) -- all on one monthly bill.
For businesses, EMBARQ has a comprehensive range of flexible and integrated services designed to help businesses of all sizes be more productive and communicate with their customers. This service portfolio includes local voice and data services, long distance, Business-Class High Speed Internet, wireless, enhanced data network services, voice and data communication equipment and managed network services.
EMBARQ believes that by focusing on the communities the company serves and by employing common sense and practical ingenuity, it is able to provide customers with a committed partner, dedicated customer service and innovative products for work and home. For more information, visit embarq.com.
SOURCE Embarq Corporation