AT&T U-Verse TV to Include Superstation WGN and Tribune Stations
San Antonio, Texas, New York, New York, July 30, 2007
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) and Tribune Company (NYSE:TRB) have announced a distribution agreement to deliver Superstation WGN and Tribune stations in local markets served by AT&T U-verseSM TV.
Under the agreement, U-verse TV customers will have access to the variety of programming available on Superstation WGN, including family, news, and movie entertainment and sports events, such as Chicago Bulls basketball games and Chicago Cubs and White Sox baseball games.
The agreement covers Tribune stations in markets where AT&T currently offers — or plans to offer — U-verse TV. The stations in markets currently served by AT&T U-verse include WPIX (New York/CW), KTLA (Los Angeles/CW), KDAF (Dallas-Fort Worth/CW), KHCW (Houston/CW), WXIN (Indianapolis/FOX), WTTV/WTTK (Indianapolis/CW), KSWB (San Diego/CW), WTIC (Hartford/FOX) and WTXX (Hartford/CW).
"This agreement with Tribune allows AT&T U-verse TV customers to enjoy the variety of entertainment programming from Superstation WGN and the quality local content available on Tribune television stations in our markets across the country," said Dan York, AT&T head of programming. "Our robust and expanding channel lineup gives our customers even more reasons to choose U-verse TV."
"We're pleased to partner with AT&T's exciting new U-verse television service by providing the programming of Superstation WGN," said Bill Shaw, general manager of Superstation WGN. "AT&T customers will benefit from the network's diverse family-friendly programming and the excitement of live sports, featuring the Chicago Cubs, White Sox and Bulls."
AT&T U-verse TV is delivered by Project Lightspeed, the company's initiative to expand the fiber-optics network deeper into neighborhoods to deliver U-verse TV, AT&T Yahoo! High Speed Internet U-verse Enabled and, in the future, Voice over Internet Protocol services using fiber-to-the-node (FTTN) and fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) technologies.
Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
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About Superstation WGN
Superstation WGN, part of Tribune Broadcasting Company, is a nationally distributed cable and satellite network with broad-based, family programming consisting of cable exclusives, first-run programs, blockbuster movies and sports. For program schedules or additional information please visit www.superstationwgn.com.
About Tribune Company
TRIBUNE (NYSE:TRB) is one of the country's top media companies, operating businesses in publishing, interactive and broadcasting. It reaches more than 80 percent of U.S. households and is the only media organization with newspapers, television stations and Web sites in the nation's top three markets. In publishing, Tribune's leading daily newspapers include the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Newsday (Long Island, N.Y.), The Sun (Baltimore), South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Orlando Sentinel and Hartford Courant. The company's broadcasting group operates 23 television stations, Superstation WGN on national cable, Chicago's WGN-AM and the Chicago Cubs baseball team. Popular news and information Web sites complement Tribune's print and broadcast properties and extend the company's nationwide audience.
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