Verizon, DirecTV Bundle Up


Verizon Communications reached agreements with DirecTV and MDU Communications International (MDUC) to add the former’s direct-broadcast satellite service to its bundle for the multidwelling-unit market.

The regional Bell operating company will offer DirecTV service in locations where it does not offer its Verizon FiOS TV service.

MDUC reached a sales-teaming pact with the telco under which the two companies will jointly propose, provide, install, market, operate and maintain specially designed MDU technology systems for the reception and distribution of DirecTV DBS service and Verizon's FiOS broadband-Internet, telephone-calling and other telecommunications services.

“With these agreements that allow us to deliver DirecTV services as the entertainment component, we have a complete solution for those owners and managers, particularly where Verizon does not offer entertainment programming,” Verizon Enhanced Communities vice president Eric Cevis said in a prepared statement.