We’re pumped for CTAM NY’s annual Blue Ribbon Breakfast, which will feature a panel with execs from competitors DirecTV, Verizon and Cablevision (Sept 14). The execs are: CVC evp, prod dev/marketing Patricia Gottesman, DirecTV svp, programming acquisitions Michael Thornton and Verizon FiOS vp programming/marketing Terry Denson. ESPN/Disney affil sales pres Sean Bratches will also be on the panel. — Verizon’s monthly fee for its FiOS video service is likely to be on par with DBS ($46-$49), Terry Denson tells Newsday. FiOS may offer 130 channels in NY, and 20 HD channels, the papers said.

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