AT&T and MobiTV to Offer Live TV Package for Laptop Users Via Wi-Fi Hot Spots from Coast to Coast
Emeryville, California, San Antonio, Texas, May 10, 2006, AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T), the nation’s leading provider of high speed DSL Internet service; and MobiTV, Inc., the global leader in television and digital radio services for cellular, Wi-Fi and broadband enabled devices, today announced an agreement to deliver mobile television content across AT&T’s nationwide Wi-Fi network. The service will enable AT&T customers to view live television while connected to one of AT&T’s Wi-Fi hot spots.
The MobiTV® service includes 15 channels spanning national news, sports, entertainment and full-length music videos from top artists. The deal helps further enhance one of the nation’s largest Wi-Fi networks by offering differentiated broadband-enabled content that consumers are increasingly demanding. The service will be available this month at nearly 7,000 AT&T owned and operated Wi-Fi hot spots, which includes airports, coffee shops and book stores, with plans to expand to additional locations.
“Television viewing has moved beyond the TV set and we’re making it easier for consumers to get great entertainment through AT&T broadband services, including AT&T Wi-Fi hot spots,” said Kieran Nolan, vice present, AT&T Broadband. “This agreement helps enable compelling content for customers interested in a digital lifestyle.”
“Having topped 1,000,000 subscribers and growing faster than ever, we’ve proved MobiTV’s technology, business model, and profitability on mobile networks across international markets on three continents,” said Dr. Phillip Alvelda, chairman and chief executive officer for MobiTV. “Now, in partnership with AT&T, the nation’s leading DSL provider, we are proving that the MobiTV service can deliver premium quality content seamlessly across any of the latest broadband networks.”
The MobiTV service will be accessible from the AT&T Wi-Fi portal. Users will have a basic channel line-up available through a monthly $11.99 subscription or for each 24-hour session for $5.99. Soon, additional premium television channels will be offered to ensure that AT&T customers have access to the broadest possible range of entertainment content — anytime, anywhere.
Through this agreement, AT&T, the nation’s largest high speed DSL Internet provider with more than 7.4 million DSL lines in service, will give its customers a new avenue for entertainment and information, enabling them to take control of their viewing options.
AT&T operates one of the nation’s largest Wi-Fi networks with connectivity available at nearly 11,000 hot spots nationwide. Customers of AT&T Yahoo!® High Speed Internet can subscribe to AT&T Wi-Fi services for as little as $1.99 a month.
About AT&T Inc.
AT&T Inc. is one of the world’s largest telecommunications holding companies and is the largest in the United States. Operating globally under the AT&T brand, AT&T companies are recognized as the leading worldwide providers of IP-based communications services to business and as leading U.S. providers of high speed DSL Internet, local and long distance voice, and directory publishing and advertising services. AT&T Inc. holds a 60 percent ownership interest in Cingular Wireless, which is the No. 1 U.S. wireless services provider with 55.8 million wireless customers. Additional information about AT&T Inc. and AT&T products and services is available at www.att.com.
MobiTV, Inc. is the first mobile television and digital radio service provider for cellular, WiFi and broadband enabled devices worldwide. The MobiTV® service is available in the US through Sprint, Cingular and Alltel; in the United Kingdom through 3 and Orange UK; and to Canadian customers through Bell Canada, Rogers and TELUS Mobility; and other regional carriers around the world. The Emmy® Award winning service has more than one million paying subscribers and offers many popular TV channels from content providers such as MSNBC, ABC News Now, CNN, Fox News, Fox Sports, ESPN 3GTV, NBC Mobile, CNBC, The Discovery Channel, TLC, The Weather Channel, along with cartoons, music videos, comedy and more. Founded in 1999, MobiTV is a privately-held company headquartered in Emeryville, CA. For more information please visit www.mobitv.com
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