Disney on the Warpath Over Verizon’s Unbundling of...

Disney pulls FiOS ads from its channels as ESPN sues Verizon for breach of contract. Many consumers see unbundling of pay-TV as inevitable, but one company has made it clear that they’re not going to be unbundled quietly. Disney-owned channels, which include ABC stations, A&E Networks, and the company’s flagship ESPN, have all pulled advertising […]

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Verizon FiOS Verizon Faces Backlash from More Channels to New...

The telecom giant’s small step towards unbundling has really stirred up the cable networks. Following in the steps of ESPN, both Fox and NBC Universal have come out against Verizon’s new FiOS pricing plan, allowing customers to choose from packages of channels to add on to a basic bundle, similar to Dish Network’s Sling TV. […]

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ESPN Pushes Back against Verizon’s Unbundling Plan

The most expensive network on television insists on being in every cable lineup, not an optional add-on. To the surprise and delight of consumers that have long been asking for à la carte TV, Verizon unveiled a plan last week that would allow consumers greater customization of their TV bundles, allowing them to opt for […]

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Verizon takes a page from Sling TV’s Playbook,...

While it may not be completely à la carte, Verizon continues the unbundling trend. Verizon may be taking Dish Network’s Sling TV strategy of offering a small, low-priced bundle of basic programming, supplemented by add-on packages, to its FiOS pay-TV service. This plan involves a base of around 35 channels, including local stations, CNN, HGTV, […]

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