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Verizon To Offer "Slim" TV Packages Through FiOS That Includes ESPN, FS1

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 17 / 15

Verizon on Thursday announced that its FiOS service beginning Sunday will offer "slim" new TV packages that include "broadcasters such as ABC and Fox, as well as CNN, AMC, Food Network and others," according to Ramachandran & Knutson of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. Consumers "can then add on 'channe...

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