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ESPN files suit against Verizon over 'skinny' programming packages
ESPN files suit against Verizon over 'skinny' programming packages

ESPN sued Verizon on Monday for an alleged breach of contract after the distribution giant moved to offer "skinny" packages of TV channels clustered by genre. The legal action comes just one week after Verizon rolled out a new offering for its FiOS television service, which allows customers to select smaller, customized packages of TV channels at lower price points than a typical pay-TV package. As part of Verizon's service, customers can subscribe to Verizon's basic TV package that starts at $54.99 a month. It includes local broadcast stations, Food Network, HGTV, CNN and AMC. Subscribers then can opt for niche programming...

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