- Sep 8, 2003
Plugging a hole in its consumer bundle, telecom and broadband provider Verizon (Quote, Chart) will offer DirecTV's satellite TV service to customers, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Neither the financial terms, nor duration, of the pact is known. The partnership could be announced as early as today, the newspaper said. Neither company is commenting.
The agreement mirrors two other deals between DirecTV and regional telecoms. This summer, the El Segundo, Calif., company said it would team with BellSouth (Quote, Chart).
Beginning in January, BellSouth will offer DirecTV in a package that includes DSL, or dial-up Internet acess, local and long-distance calling and wireless.
In addition, DirecTV signed with Denver-based Qwest (Quote, Chart) to make satellite TV services available in Phoenix, Tucson and Seattle as part of a package.
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