ESPN sues Verizon over new cable plan

Jonathan Alcorn | Bloomberg | Getty Images The ESPNZone logo is displayed outside the facility at L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.

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The ESPNZone logo is displayed outside the facility at L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.

Sports network ESPN has sued Verizon for an alleged breach of contract relating to the telecom giant’s new cable plan.

The network is seeking damages related to the plan, which allows FiOS customers to choose a smaller bundle of television channels each month. In a suit filed Monday in New York Supreme Court, ESPN said it sought to stop Verizon from “unfairly depriving” it of “the benefits of its bargain.”

“ESPN is at the forefront of embracing innovative ways to deliver high-quality content and value to consumers on multiple platforms, but that must be done in compliance with our agreements. We simply ask that Verizon abide by the terms of our contracts,” ESPN said in a statement.

Verizon did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request to comment on the suit.

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