We Viewed the Mayweather-Pacquiao Bout With Verizon Pay Per View

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We Viewed the Mayweather-Pacquiao Bout With Verizon PPV

We put in our Mayweather-Pacquiao Bout PPV order with Verizon in the afternoon since we were having a family viewing party at our home that evening.

Millions tuned in to watch Floyd Mayweather Jr. take on Manny Pacquiao in what was billed as the fight of the century.

According to Social Media posts many PPV (Pay Per view) customers hoping to watch the long awaited  Mayweather-Pacquiao Bout  had difficulties ordering the fight due to heavy subscriber demand that  became difficult to fulfill.

We Viewed the Mayweather-Pacquiao Bout With Verizon PPV without a hitch in the delivery of service.

HBO and Showtime tried to slow down the pace of the fights by interviewing A-list stars in the audience and showing footage of the boxer’s training while subscribers were trying to order the PPV bout.

Many Carriers acknowledged the PPV purchase issues and were dialoguing with their customers via Twitter to help remedy what they could.

“HBO, one of the networks carrying the fight, told The New York Times shortly after reports of PPV issues began surfacing on social media  that it has received more orders for this than any other event in its history.”

My recommendation, when a long-anticipated event will be broadcasted via Pay Per View is to place your order for the event hours in advance.

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If you are a Verizon Customer like me; Verizon has a Support Page to help troubleshoot if you encounter any difficulties placing your On Demand and Pay Per View Order.

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Disclosure **I am a member of #LifeOnFiOS – a selected team of influencers for Verizon who love the FiOS service. Compensation was provided and opinions are, as always my own.

Wayward Pines on Fox – Watch FOX NOW – No Spoilers Here!

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Wayward Pines is an upcoming American television series based on the novel Pines by Blake Crouch. Developed by Chad Hodge, it will be broadcast by Fox and is slated to premiere on May 14, 2015.

Exclusive Screening of Wayward Pines at the Crosby St. Hotel NYC image shot by Katie Shea Design #LifeOnFiOS

We were invited to an Exclusive Screening of Wayward Pines at the Crosby St. Hotel NYC.  Followed by cocktails and conversation with M. Night Shyamalan, Matt Dillon, Carla Gugino, Hope Davis and Charlie Tahan.

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“A Secret Service agent ( Matt Dillon ) goes to Wayward Pines, Idaho, in search of two federal agents who have gone missing in the bucolic town. He soon learns that he may never get out of Wayward Pines alive.”

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WATCH WAYWARD PINES PREMIERE EPISODE FOR A LIMITED TIME from executive producer and director M. Night Shyamalan before it premieres Thursday, May 14 at 9/8c on FOX.  (Using the FOX NOW APP)

Watch The Wayward Pines Premiere Episode For a Limited Time Here

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Fox Screening of Wayward Pines Image shot by Katie Shea Design #LifeOnFiOS AT Fox NYC

Images by Katie Shea Design shot with a Verizon iPhone6 and edited with the Snapseed App and PicMonkey photography editing tools.

Disclosure: **I am a member of both #LifeOnFiOS and #VZWBuzz Ambassador Teams–  selected teams of influencers for Verizon FiOS and Verizon Wireless who love the FiOS and Wireless service. Compensation was provided and opinions are, as always my own.

Game of Thrones Season 5 Sneak Preview at HBO with Verizon FiOS

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Kathleen DeCosmo of Katie Shea Design at Season 5 Game of Thrones Preview NYC LifeOnFiOS An Invitation to the Game of Thrones Season 5 sneak peak preview at HBO New York City was not to be missed!

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I was not anywhere near up to date on what was happening regarding the Game of Thrones Series so what could I do?

Introducing HBO GO

HBO GO® is The streaming service from HBO that lets you enjoy your favorite HBO shows, movies, comedy specials, sports, documentaries – plus behind-the-scenes extras and more. It’s every episode of every season of the best of HBO, free with your HBO subscription—now available on Android smartphones and tablets!

It’s HBO Anywhere!

Free with your HBO subscription through participating television providers.

With the New HBO GO App You Can:

  • Keep up with your favorites. Watch everything you love about HBO, including HBO original programming, hit movies, sports, comedy and every episode of the best HBO shows, including True Blood®, Game of Thrones®, Boardwalk Empire®, Girls, Veep, Curb Your Enthusiasm®, Entourage®, The Sopranos®, Sex and the City®, The Wire® and more. Plus, get bonus features and special behind-the-scenes extras!

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When it comes to streaming HD video, you’ll need a broadband speed, or bitrate, that’s capable of handling a progressive scan rate of 720p. Since your HD-capable screen is refreshing the screen 60 times per second, this means ensuring that all those video frames are received and ready to play before they’re needed. Your computer or other device will cache all the incoming data and queue the video frames so they’re ready for smooth playback.  Read more here

There were a lot of episodes to watch in order to catch up to Game of Thrones Season 5 so I needed my broadband speed to be extremely fast when using HBO Go!

Why Your Broadband Speed Matters:

Powering Multiple Devices

The more Internet devices you use at one time, the greater the drain on your connection. FiOS Quantum Internet has the extra speed you need to stay  fast.

Faster Downloads and Streaming

FiOS Quantum Internet connection means faster downloads of movies and TV. Cable “boosts” only work on a small portion of large files – less than 1% of a 5G HD movie download.

Virtually Lag-free Gaming

With radically faster speeds, gaming on FiOS is virtually lag-free. No more hiccups or breaks in the action.

Uploads in a Flash

People often think of Internet as download-only. But if you like to post pictures or videos, you’ll love the lightning-fast upload speed of FiOS.

100% Fiber Optics

Fiber optics offer a smoother, more reliable connection. With FiOS, enjoy ultra-fast Internet on 100% fiber optics, delivered straight to your home.

FiOS Internet Speed Comparison Tool

Use this interactive comparison tool to discover for yourself why FiOS Quantum Internet rocks the competition. No wonder PC magazine hails FiOS as “the king of Internet Service Providers.”*

See What your missing without FiOS

My household has 75/75 Mbps which is best for 5-7 devices at the same time.

This speed works well for uploading and sharing videos on YouTube and serious multi-user gaming.

I can also stream up to 7 HD videos simultaneously with my Verizon FiOS Internet Plan choice.

Use Verizon FiOS and HBO Go to get Caught up and prepared to view the Game of Thrones Season 5 Premiere April 12th, 2015!

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**I am a member of #LifeOnFiOS – a selected team of influencers for Verizon who love the FiOS service. Compensation was provided and opinions are, as always my own.

Trick or Treat with Bette Midler …… The Katie Show’s Halloween Special

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What a Happy Halloween for myself and the rest of the studio audience to actually meet Bette Midler face to face!!

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Bette Midler revealed  the cult classic “Hocus Pocus” is one of her favorite films.  Find out why!

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It’s the question Bette Midler fans around the world want the answer to! Bette Midler reveals if she has plans for a new album.

What does Bette Midler think of antics like “whipping out the girls” for a bit of attention? The Divine Miss M weighs in on how stars like Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga are pushing the envelope.

Every year, Bette throws her annual n Hulaweebash for the New York Restoration Project. And this year, Katie and designer David Dalerimple surprise Bette with her costume. And because the theme is “The Big Easy,” Bette needs a little extra flair.

The theme at Hulaween is “The Big Easy” so who better to cook up a feast than New Orleans native Brain Landry?  He shows off his tantalizing treats.

Brian Landry shows us how to make the night’s signature drink, Buffalo’s Neck.

Do you believe in ghosts?  Katie sits down with the paranormal investigators on the hit Travel Channel show “Ghost Adventures.”

The stars of “Ghost Adventures” share their most hair-raising ghost story yet.

Special effects artist Glenn Hetrick stops by to judge a Halloween edition of our own Face-Off competition.

Beware of the zombie.

Who should win the Face-Off competition?  The zombie or the werewolf?

Some very special trick or treaters stop by the studio.

Sesame Street’s The Count stops by with a surprise for Katie’s littlest trick or treaters.

Last  but not least  a spooktacular performance by the Broadway cast of “Wicked,”

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Special Thanks  to  Comedian Tracy Locke  who kept us on our toes and in stitches  with constant motion and comedic antics prior and throughout the show.

While perusing the audience for fodder, Tracy interviewed a very talented impressionist that also entertained us with her impromptu impersonations “ The Bianca Lopez”.

@Katieshow #KatieCouric is a total class act. She sets the bar for #elegance, #sophistication and #education. ❤ pic.twitter.com/8DdE5yc3hy”

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I was thrilled to be in Katie Couric’s studio audience to enjoy all of her very special  Halloween guests.

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Thank you Katie Couric and staff for a very memorable Halloween!

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Select images snapped with my Verizon Droid Ultra #VZWBuzz  #Droid