NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless, owner of America's largest 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network and Noticias Univision 41 (Univision 41 News) today announced the launch of the Amigos Del Tiempo (Weather Friends) contest. This unique contest offers participants the opportunity of a lifetime, reporting the weather once a week for six months in the number one media market during WXTV Univision 41's newscast at 11 p.m. Winners will also receive a new 4G LTE-enabled tablet from Verizon and a Verizon Wireless Gift card which can be used to purchase up to six months of free prepaid service.
"Verizon Wireless is proud to join Univision 41 as a co-sponsor of the Amigos del Tiempo contest. By working together to offer this contest, we hope to encourage and support the bold aspirations of young Latinos throughout the New York Metropolitan Area by empowering them with Verizon's 4G LTE and our free wireless workshops," said Fernando Molinar, Associate Director of Northeast Multicultural Marketing at Verizon Wireless.
The call for entries is currently underway now through November 30, 2012. Spanish speaking adults aged 18 and older who live in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are eligible to participate in the contest and can learn how to enter by going to Univision 41's website at www.Univision.com/verizon. There is no purchase necessary to enter or win. As part of the contest, participants may register to take a free Verizon Wireless Amigos del Tiempo Preparacion Workshop to automatically qualify to participate in the December auditions. During these workshops, participants will learn how to use 4G LTE-enabled tablets, and how Verizon's 4G LTE technology can benefit their daily lives. These workshops are being offered in Spanish at select Verizon Wireless Stores.
"Verizon Wireless is excited to provide participants of the Amigos del Tiempo contest the opportunity to learn about the power of our 4G LTE network and the benefits of 4G LTE enabled tablets," said Pat Devlin, President New York Metro Region for Verizon Wireless. "We encourage all of our customers to take advantage of the FREE wireless workshops that we offer in select stores throughout the New York Metro Region so that they can empower themselves and their family with our new 4G LTE devices."
"We are thrilled to partner with Verizon Wireless to offer this exciting opportunity to our viewers," said Norma Morato, news director for WXTV Univision 41. "Through Amigos del Tiempo, we are reaching out to our viewers to provide them with a once in a lifetime opportunity to make them part of our weather segment in our newscast."
After completing the workshops, contestants will have the opportunity to audition to become a final contestant for Amigos del Tiempo. Auditions will take place during the month of January 2013 with a date soon to be announced. From these entries, 25 finalists will be selected by Univision 41 and their auditions will be posted online at www.Univision.com/verizon for public voting.
Of the 25 finalists, 10 will be selected by Univision 41 as the winners to be announced during the month of January. The 10 winners will have the opportunity to become an Amigos del Tiempo reporter. Each winner will receive a new 4G LTE-enabled tablet from Verizon and a Verizon Wireless Gift card which can be used to purchase up to six months of free prepaid service. Winners may use their tablets to record and submit their weather reports on a weekly basis to Noticias Univision 41.
For more information on Amigos del Tiempo, contest guidelines, store locations for workshop and to enter the Amigos del Tiempo contest visit www.univision.com/verizon.
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About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves nearly 108 million total wireless connections, including 92.2 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with nearly 82,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications and Vodafone . For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
About Univision Communications Inc.Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is the leading media company serving Hispanic America. Its assets include Univision Network, one of the top five networks in the U.S. regardless of language and the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the country reaching 96% of U.S. Hispanic households; TeleFutura Network, a general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network reaching 88% of U.S. Hispanic households; Univision Cable Networks, including Galavision, the country's leading Spanish-language cable network, as well as Univision tlnovelas, a new 24-hour cable network dedicated to novelas, Univision Deportes Network, a new 24-hour cable network dedicated to sports, ForoTV, a new 24-hour Spanish-language cable network dedicated to news, and an additional suite of six cable offerings - De Pelicula, De Pelicula Clasico, Bandamax, Ritmoson, Telehit and Clasico TV; Univision Studios, which produces and co-produces reality shows, dramatic series and other programming formats for the Company's platforms; Univision Television Group, which owns and/or operates 62 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Radio, the leading Hispanic radio group which owns and/or operates 69 radio stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Interactive Media, a network of national and local online and mobile sites including Univision.com, which continues to be the #1 most-visited Spanish-language website among U.S. online Hispanics, Univision Movil, a longstanding industry-leader with unique, relevant mobile products and services, and Univision Partner Group, a specialized advertising and publisher network. Headquartered in New York City, UCI has television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States. For more information, please visit Univision.net.
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