Verizon to Offer Slimmer TV Channel Packages to Battle Streaming Rivals

Verizon’s new service, called FiOS Custom TV, starts at $55 a month and offers a base channel package with more than 35 channels, including local broadcasters and networks like CNN, HGTV, AMC and the Food Network. In addition, customers can select two of seven genre-specific packages — like sports, children or entertainment — that include about 10 to 17 additional channels and are part of the $55 monthly charge. Customers also can add channel packages for $10 a month and change their selections after 30 days. – Emily Steel, The New York Times