AT&T on Sun will launch an intl long distance text messaging plan for wireless customers, offering message transmission to more than 140 countries for as low a 10 cents each, or 100 messages for $10/month. — The launch of DirecTV’s new bird for more HD channels has been pushed back to July from June, but it’s not expected to affect its rollout of HD channels. — DirecTV added Greek-language channel A SAT to its WorldDirect intl programming platform. — DISH Network is adding 24-hour Christian net Three Angels Broadcasting to its lineup.

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Verizon, NYC Reach Settlement

Verizon has an agreement with New York City that settles proceedings against it after the city claimed it had failed to meet buildout terms for its Fios network under its cable franchise agreement.

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