The Disney-owned ESPN says an a la carte subscription plan would violate contracts.
The move is further evidence of a potentially dramatic shift in the way television programming is being offered to customers.
Verizon pins down rights for content from the parent of MTV and Comedy Central, after its CEO said the company plans to launch a wireless TV service next year.
The goal is to appeal to customers who need to upload videos, photos, and other bandwidth-consuming content.
Like its Xbox 360 companion app, the FiOS app for Xbox One allows users with Verizon's cable and Internet service to stream 74 live channels.
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The deal will allow customers subscribing to both Verizon Wireless and a triple-play Fios service to get $20 off their monthly bills.
The deal for the former dot-com luminary is all about trying to find a new path forward in getting digital content out to consumers and the advertisers who'll follow them.
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The lawsuit comes after Verizon unveiled new bundles that allow customers to choose specific packages of channels that can be swapped every 30 days.