Verizon Delivers ION Suite

Verizon to deliver ION's suite of programming channels as part of the Verizon FiOS channel lineup

May 7, 2007

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- ION Media Networks, Inc. (AMEX:ION) today announced a distribution agreement with Verizon to deliver ION's suite of programming channels as part of the Verizon FiOS channel lineup.

Under the agreement, Verizon will carry ION Television, ION's flagship network, which features a broad mix of popular series, movies, sports and specials targeted to families and viewers of all ages. Additionally, Verizon will offer ION's recently launched 24-hour diginets, qubo, ION Life, The Worship Network and iMetro.

"We are delighted to contribute to the outstanding lineup of programming to FiOS TV customers nationwide," said Brandon Burgess, President and CEO of ION Media Networks. "Verizon has made a major commitment to its all-digital fiber network and we are excited about this tremendous opportunity to deliver our flagship network programming and diginets to Verizon FiOS TV customers."

ION Television features a mix of original series, classic TV favorites, movies, specials and sports targeted to families and viewers of all ages, including television hits and popular series such as "Charlie's Angels," "The Monkees," "The Partridge Family," and "Mama's Family," among others.

"We are proud to announce Verizon as a national affiliate," said ION Cable Division President Steve Friedman. "This agreement reinforces the value of our networks to consumers and the commitment of our programming partners to this outstanding venture."

ION Media Networks Inc.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ)

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