Verizon announces new partners – GuruFocus.com
NEW YORK, May 24, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Verizon today announced two new partners for its +play platform, both specifically focused on education:Learning Age®which will offer its award-winning programs ABCmouse Early Learning Academy® and Adventure Academy®and Perlego.
The latest additions demonstrate the breadth of content, entertainment and lifestyle partners available through +play, as well as how the hub can benefit users of all ages and interests – all on the network on which more than people matter.
+play, Verizon’s innovative content hub, is a platform for users to discover, purchase and manage their favorite subscriptions all in one place. It will also provide customers with exclusive deals and offers for content services, building on Verizon’s strategy to accelerate 5G adoption through premium offerings, and providing customers with the best portfolio of innovative products and services.
The two new partners join the Duolingo language learning service as part of +play’s growing educational offerings.
“Having partners like Age of Learning® and Perlego on +play broadens the depth of our platform’s offerings and ensures there’s something for everyone, including education-focused content, accessible to our customers and their families,” said Erin McPherson, agent content manager, Verizon Consumer Group. “Our goal is to empower our customers to discover and access premium content from top providers; we are excited about the addition of two leading innovators to this space who directly address this strategy. »
Age of Learning®, the leading innovator in educational technology, creates engaging and effective resources that help children around the world develop a lifelong love of learning. Two of these programs, ABCmouse® and Adventure Academy®, will be available on +play.
“We strive to help children around the world build a strong foundation for academic success, and to date we have helped educate more than 50 million children worldwide,” said Mia Rondinella, Director of strategy at Age of Learning®. “ABCmouse® and Adventure Academy®, both developed by an experienced team of curriculum and learning experts, are widely recognized for their educational quality and ability to make learning fun for children. Thanks to Verizon’s new +play, these award-winning programs will now be more easily accessible to families across the United States.”
Perlego, a digital library of academic resources and tools, offers unlimited access to over one million eBook titles available to its subscribers worldwide. Many students feel overwhelmed by the cost of textbooks; but by partnering with publishers to cut out some costs, Perlego gives them accessible, affordable and sustainable solutions to the materials they need.
“What’s special about this partnership is that Perlego and Verizon are using our innovations to solve some of our customers’ biggest challenges: access, affordability and discovery,” said Gauthier Van Malderen, Founder and CEO of Perlego. “It’s exciting to be part of +play and to be among other innovators in the launch of this revolutionary new technology.”
Soon, +play will allow Verizon customers to centralize subscriptions for entertainment, audio, games, fitness, music, lifestyle and more. The platform is currently in early trials and will be available to Verizon customers at no additional cost later this year.
+play builds on the content Verizon already offers through leading providers including Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+, discovery+ and AMC+, all of which are featured in the new service, and introduces new partners including Netflix, Peloton, HBO Max, WW The Athletic, Calm, Duolingo, TelevisaUnivision’s Vix+, Age of Learning® and Perlego, among others.
Verizon Communications Inc. (, VZ) was established on June 30, 2000 and is one of the world’s leading providers of technology and communications services. Headquartered in New York and operating globally, Verizon generated revenues of $133.6 billion in 2021. The company provides data, video and voice services and solutions across its award-winning networks and platforms, meeting customer demand for mobility, reliable network connectivity, security and control.
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