AT&T U-verse Total Home DVR Receives TelcoTV Vision Award for Service Innovation
Dallas, Texas, November 14, 2008
The TelcoTV Conference and Expo has recognized AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) with a 2008 TelcoTV Vision Award for AT&T U-verseSM Total Home DVR. The first-ever TelcoTV Vision Awards honor the most innovative and visionary new products, services and applications in the communications industry from the past year.
The Vision Award winners were announced Nov. 12 at the 2008 TelcoTV Conference and Expo in Anaheim, Calif. Total Home DVR was named the winner in the Service Provider Innovation category.
“We’re so proud to receive this TelcoTV Vision Award because these awards represent the best in innovations that are changing our industry and changing TV for consumers,” said Jeff Weber, AT&T vice president of video products, “and that’s exactly what we’ve set out to do with AT&T U-verse TV and Total Home DVR.”
Total Home DVR allows U-verse TV customers to play back recorded Standard Definition and High Definition (HD) shows from a single DVR on any connected TV in the home. AT&T began rolling out Total Home DVR in September 2008, and it is now available to all U-verse TV customers.
Total Home DVR has received a positive response from customers since its introduction, and the TelcoTV Vision Award is the latest accolade for AT&T U-verse. AT&T U-verse TV also ranked “Highest in Residential Television Service Satisfaction in the North Central, South, and West Regions,” according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2008 Residential Television Service Provider Satisfaction StudySM.
AT&T’s U-verse deployment is rapidly introducing competitive choice and next-generation services to more consumers. AT&T U-verse customers enjoy quadruple-play integration, enhanced features and greater value, all made possible by IP technology.
For additional information on AT&T U-verse TV — or to find out if it’s available in your area — visit http://uverse.att.com or stop by the nearest AT&T retail location.
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Geographic and service restrictions apply to AT&T U-verse. Call or go to www.uverse.att.com to see if you qualify. Four channels can be recorded to the DVR or viewed simultaneously, up to two can be HD, subject to availability. Total Home DVR functionality available for up to 8 TVs and requires extra receivers for each additional TV.
AT&T received the highest numerical score among television service providers in the South, North Central and West regions in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2008 Residential Television Service Satisfaction StudySM. Study based on 18,938 total responses from measuring providers in the South (13), North Central (11) and West (10) regions and measures consumer satisfaction with television service. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed in July 2008. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.