PHOENIX, August 4, 2006 - Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) today announced that it is now offering the largest available package of all-digital Hispanic TV programming with Qwest(r) TV Latino. The service is available wherever Qwest Choice(TM) TV is offered in Phoenix and can be added to the existing Qwest Choice package options for only $14.99 per month.
With Qwest TV Latino, subscribers will receive 39 of the most popular Hispanic channels from around the world - in addition to their Qwest(r) Basic TV or Qwest Full Choice TV 100 percent digital broadcasting. At a price point well below cable, the new offering represents the best value and the most robust Spanish-language programming currently available.
"Qwest TV Latino will provide the best full-service Hispanic programming in the Phoenix area," said Hector Placencia, director of Hispanic marketing at Qwest. "Qwest is committed to knowing and responding to the demands of the markets we serve, and we're excited to offer this great package in Phoenix."
The new package includes a wide variety of popular content, including Discovery Travel & Living en Espanol, Gol TV, and Once Mexico, plus several kids' entertainment and educational channels, including Toon Disney en Espanol, Discovery for Kids en Espanol and Sorpresa. In addition, dozens of other channels provide international and regional programming from a variety of Latin countries, including Mexico, Chile, Argentina and Spain.
"The Qwest TV Latino offering is proof positive that more choices and better prices come to areas that support competition in the video market," said Pat Quinn, state president for Qwest in Arizona.
While existing customers can add Qwest TV Latino to their package for only $14.99, additional discounts may be available to new customers who sign up for Qwest Choice TV. Qwest Choice TV provides digital-quality picture and sound, high-definition options, digital music, pay-per-view and premium movie channels, plus parental controls and a customizable interactive program guide. Enhanced calling features are also available when Qwest Choice TV is bundled with other Qwest services. More information is available by calling 1 800-244-1111 or visiting www.qwest.com.
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