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ESPN Sues Verizon Over New FiOS TV Packages, Citing Breach Of Current Contract

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 28 / 15

ESPN has filed a lawsuit against Verizon "alleging the telecom company’s new FiOS TV packages breach a contract covering how the sports TV network is to be distributed," according to Joe Flint of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. Verizon began offering “Custom TV” plans last week "starting ...

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