More Northeastern Ohio Customers Gain Video Choice, Innovative Features with AT&T U-verse TV
U-verse TV and Suite of New Interactive Features Now Available to More Than 135,000 Living Units
Cleveland, Ohio, February 19, 2008
More northeastern Ohio residents and their televisions can break free from cable. AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) today announced that AT&T U-verseSM TV and Internet services are now available to more than 135,000 living units in and around the Cleveland and Akron areas.
Since introducing U-verse TV services in the Cleveland area in June 2007, AT&T has made the service available to more northeastern Ohio customers on an ongoing basis. U-verse TV is offered today in parts of more than 65 communities, including Akron, Canton, Cleveland and Mentor. There are plans to continue reaching even more customers.
In addition, northeastern Ohio customers can now enjoy a suite of new U-verse TV features — currently available for all local U-verse TV customers at no extra charge — that further differentiate the service from cable, including:
- AT&T U-bar, which brings customizable weather, stock, sports and traffic information to the U-verse TV screen, without interrupting the current program. Customers who also subscribe to AT&T Yahoo! High Speed Internet can personalize the U-bar from their AT&T Yahoo! home page to display weather at specific locations, their personal stock portfolio and scores for their favorite sports teams.
- YELLOWPAGES.COM TV, which lets U-verse TV customers easily search for local businesses and other information via their TV screen.
- AT&T Yahoo! Games, so U-verse TV customers can now play their favorite online games — including Sudoku, Solitaire, JT's Blocks, Mah-jongg Tiles and Chess — on the TV screen.
"Now more northeastern Ohio consumers can see why U-verse TV is such a compelling video choice," said Steve Mitchell, AT&T vice president and general manager for Ohio. "We're offering unmatched features, more HD channels than the local cable providers and all the Big Ten Network sports action that Ohio fans could want."
AT&T is the only national provider to offer a 100 percent Internet Protocol-based television (IPTV) service, making AT&T U-verse TV one of the most advanced television offerings available anywhere. AT&T is deploying next-generation video services, including AT&T U-verse TV, to connect people with their world, everywhere they live and work, and do it better than anyone else.
Customers who want additional information on AT&T U-verse TV — or to find out if it's available in their area — can visit http://uverse.att.com. They can also stop by the nearest AT&T retail location to learn more. To find the closest store, visit http://www.wireless.att.com/find-a-store/.
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