ESPN and Verizon settle lawsuit over customizable FiOS TV plans

ESPN and Verizon settle lawsuit over customizable FiOS TV plans

It has been greater than a yr since ESPN sued Verizon over Customized FiOS TV, a channel bundle that permits subscribers to make à la carte choices. However at the moment, the businesses introduced they’ve settled their lawsuit, which was filed in New York’s Supreme Courtroom in 2015. Again then, ESPN argued that whereas it embraced “progressive methods to ship excessive-high quality content material to shoppers on a number of platforms,” it merely needed Verizon to abide by its phrases of contracts. Verizon, however, denied any wrongdoing.

“Shoppers have spoken loud and clear that they need selection, and the business must be targeted on giving shoppers what they need,” Verizon stated in a press release after ESPN filed the lawsuit. “We’re nicely inside our rights beneath our agreements to supply clients these decisions.” ESPN wasn’t the one community to return out towards Verizon’s versatile TV packages, both: Fox Sports activities and NBC did too, though they by no means took any authorized motion.

ESPN and Verizon stated phrases of the settlement won’t be disclosed to the general public, with every including that they sit up for rising their lengthy-standing relationship. Terry Denson, Verizon’s vice chairman of content material and technique acquisition, stated in a press launch that the service will proceed to collaborate with ESPN “to ship clients content material throughout all of our platforms.” He added, “ESPN is a vital companion of ours.”

We have now reached out to each events for extra remark and can replace this story if we hear again.

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