AT&T U-verse Introduces New Interactive Features in the Houston Area
Houston, Texas, November 27, 2007
Customers in the Houston area now have even more reasons to choose AT&T U-verseSM TV. AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) today announced that Houston-area customers now have access to a suite of new U-verse TV features that further differentiate the service from cable.
The new interactive features — available to customers at no extra charge — include:
- AT&T U-bar, which brings customizable weather, stock, sports and traffic information to the TV screen. Customers who also subscribe to AT&T Yahoo! High Speed Internet have the option to personalize the U-bar from their AT&T Yahoo! home page to display weather at a specified location, their personal stock portfolio and scores for their favorite sports teams.
- YELLOWPAGES.COM TV, an intuitive new way to search for local businesses and other information via AT&T U-verse TV.
- AT&T Yahoo! Games, available over the television screen, including Sudoku, Solitaire, JT's Blocks, Mah-jongg Tiles, and Chess.
"We've always said that the AT&T U-verse experience would continue to grow and evolve, and our new features show what's possible with our advanced Internet Protocol platform," said Ed Cholerton, AT&T vice president and general manager for the Houston area. "Now, Houston customers can enjoy even more unmatched features and new enhancements with a service that's cooler than cable."
AT&T is the only national provider to offer a 100 percent IP-based television (IPTV) service, delivering a new level of service integration and features that makes AT&T U-verse TV cooler than cable and one of the most advanced television offerings available anywhere. AT&T U-verse has been recognized as the 2007 Best Business Strategy by industry analyst firm Stratecast.
The deployment of next-generation video services, including AT&T U-verse TV and AT&T HomezoneSM, reflects AT&T's strategy to connect people with their world, everywhere they live and work, and do it better than anyone else.
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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