AT&T Launches Mobile Remote Access for AT&T U-verse TV
U-verse Customers Can Now Program Their DVR With Wireless Phones From AT&T
San Antonio, Texas, April 19, 2007
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) today announced that AT&T U-verse customers can now schedule and manage their U-verse TV recordings from AT&T wireless phones and devices. The feature brings the functionality and convenience of the U-verse TV digital video recorder (DVR) to the three screens central to many consumers' lives: the wireless device, the TV, and the PC.
AT&T U-verse TV and Internet customers can use any compatible AT&T wireless phone or handset to search U-verse TV program listings, schedule program or series recordings, and manage or delete stored DVR content. The option to wirelessly access the U-verse DVR system adds to a previously available feature that gave U-verse TV and Internet customers Web remote access to their DVR on a PC using the AT&T Yahoo!® broadband portal.
"Any television viewer can relate to the frustration of forgetting to program his or her DVR. Now, whether they're at the airport or stuck in traffic, AT&T U-verse customers can rest assured they won't miss their favorite shows," said Rick Welday, chief marketing officer-AT&T Consumer. "This is one more way that AT&T is putting customers in control of their entertainment experience, and it's another compelling feature from AT&T U-verse that goes beyond cable offerings."
Mobile Remote Access to the DVR is available at no extra charge for AT&T U-verse customers that subscribe to both U-verse TV and Internet service. (Wireless service and data usage must be purchased separately.)
AT&T customers can use the mobile remote interface to interact with their in-home U-verse receiver through any Wireless Application Protocol 2.0-compliant cell phone or other hand-held device. AT&T plans to make the feature available to customers of other wireless providers in the near future.
AT&T U-verse TV provides customers with several benefits that are unmatched by cable providers today, including:
- More High Definition (HD) programming than the local cable providers in our current markets. AT&T U-verse offers customers access to a lineup of more than 25 HD channels. New qualified customers also can receive one year of free access to HD service ($10 a month thereafter).
- HD-capable DVR, which allows customers to pause, rewind, replay and record live TV, at no extra charge with most programming packages.
- The ability to record up to four programs at once, another exclusive feature unmatched in the marketplace.
- Web Remote Access to DVR, which allows U-verse TV and Internet customers to schedule recordings using their AT&T Yahoo!® account. This feature is unique to AT&T among video providers.
- Built-in picture-in-picture functionality that allows subscribers to "channel surf" on any television without leaving the program they're watching.
- Fast channel-changing, reducing the delay experienced with other digital video services.
- Advanced search capabilities so customers can search for programs using title or actor's name.
- And now, Mobile Remote Access to DVR.
The deployment of next-generation video services reflects AT&T's strategy to become customers' preferred communications and entertainment provider and to deliver a video solution through its traditional footprint that provides greater value, flexibility and simplicity than competitors' offerings. AT&T U-verse TV represents a critical new service in the company's video portfolio, which includes AT&T HomezoneSM service and satellite broadcast offerings.
Customers seeking additional information on AT&T U-verse — or to find out whether it's available in their area — can visit uverse.att.com.
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