AT&T U-verse TV to Include TBS and CNN in HD
Baseball Fans Can Now Enjoy the MLB Playoffs in HD with AT&T U-verse TV
San Antonio, Texas, October 8, 2007
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) today announced a distribution agreement with Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. to deliver TBS in HD and CNN HD as part of the AT&T U-verseSM TV High Definition (HD) channel lineup.
Under the agreement, AT&T U-verse TV customers now have access to TBS in HD, just in time for the Major League Baseball divisional playoffs. The agreement also allows for the continued carriage of TNT HD and will give AT&T U-verse TV customers access to CNN HD later this year.
“Major League Baseball is followed by loyal fans across the country, and we’re proud to offer the playoffs in HD to our U-verse TV customers,” said Rob Thun, senior vice president of Programming, AT&T Operations, Inc. “We realize that HD programming is becoming increasingly important to our viewers, and we’re excited to continue expanding our HD lineup throughout the year.”
"We are pleased to partner with AT&T to further expand their HD offering and enhance their customers' viewing experience of TBS and CNN in an HD format," said Coleman Breland, executive vice president, Sales and Marketing, Turner Network Sales.
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 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. AT&T U-verse TV also underscores the company's strategy to deliver integrated services to the three screens that consumers value most: the TV, the PC and the wireless phone.
Customers seeking additional information on AT&T U-verse — or to find out if it’s available in their area — can visit uverse.att.com. AT&T U-verse customers can get more information about AT&T U-verse programming and television events by visiting uverse.att.com/uconnect.
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About Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company, is a major producer of news and entertainment product around the world and a leading provider of programming for the television industry.
Important Information U-verse services are provided by your local AT&T telephone company and are available in limited areas. Residential customers only. Acceptance of Terms of Service required. Credit and other restrictions apply. Subscription to an AT&T U-verse TV standard definition programming package required for HD Technology Fee option.