Verizon got a nasty surprise Fri when 2 PDF docs detailing programming and pricing for its 1st FiOS TV market trial in Keller, TX, went public. The docs were anonymously leaked to The RBOC confirmed the details were accurate, stressing the pricing applies to the pilot only. — Pricing: Verizon will offer a 160-channel expanded lineup for $39.95/month, and a 115-channel Spanish pack called "La Conexion" for $32.95. A 7-channel basic cable package is $12.95/month. Subs can add a $5.95/month sports tier featuring Fox College Sports, Tennis Channel, NFL Net, Fuel, The Outdoor Channel, The Sportsman Channel, Fox Soccer Channel, GolTV, TVG, Horse Racing TV, Mav TV, Blackbelt TV and G4. An additional $11.95/month buys a movie package that includes 26 channels from Starz and Showtime. HBO, Cinemax and Playboy TV are $14.95/month each. Subs opting to take both HBO and Cinemax can get them for a discounted $24.95/month. FiOS will feature a robust offering of free VOD from Discovery Nets, Scripps, ABC Family, Disney Channel and others. Pay VOD movies will cost $3.95 each. — Who’s Deep Throat? Verizon said it had no idea where the FiOS leak came from. A posting on the message board said an "Encore rep" sent the files. Starz Encore said Fri "it didn’t come from us" and that the Web site was its 1st glimpse at prices and packaging.

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