AT&T U-verse TV Expands HD and Ethnic Programming
U-verse TV Adds 12 New Channels, Including Filipino, South Asian and Vietnamese Content
San Antonio, Texas.-Continuing the company’s commitment to evolve its entertainment offerings and deliver the content that customers want, AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) today announced several expansions to its robust AT&T U-verse TV channel lineup, including new High Definition (HD) networks and Filipino, South Asian and Vietnamese programming options.
Beginning Oct. 15, U-verse TV will add History Channel HD and Lifetime Movie Network HD to its HD lineup. With these networks, U-verse TV subscribers with the HD service option have access to a lineup of more than 30 HD channels.
AT&T has also expanded its in-language and international offerings for its diverse customer base with several new U-verse TV subscription options:
* The AT&T U-verse TV Filipino Package, available for $21 a month, features GMA Pinoy TV and The Filipino Channel. GMA Pinoy TV can be ordered a la carte for $13 a month, and The Filipino Channel is available a la carte for $12 a month.
* TV Asia and SET Asia, which feature programming for the South Asian community, are available a la carte for $15 each a month.
* SBTN (Saigon Broadcasting Television Network), the first 24-hour Vietnamese-language channel, is available for $15 a month.
The new international networks will be available on U-verse TV starting Oct. 23. In addition to these subscription options, AT&T U-verse TV offers the Japanese-language network, TV Japan, for $25 a month and Paquete Espańol, a package of Spanish-language channels, for $10 a month.
The U-verse TV linear channel lineup has expanded, as well, with the addition of several new networks and digital music channels. On Oct. 15, depending on their package subscription,
U-verse TV customers will gain access to BYU Television, Chiller, Fox Business Network, ION Life, and MTV Network’s Urge digital music service featuring a variety of music genres.
“Our U-verse TV channel lineup keeps growing, and we’re thrilled to add these quality networks to our service, providing more choice for customers,” said Dan York, head of content and programming, AT&T Entertainment Services. “With our increasing number of HD channels and international programming, we want all of our customers to know they can get the content they want from AT&T U-verse TV.”
Since launching in June 2006, the U-verse TV channel lineup has grown from more than 200 channels to more than 320 channels today.
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. 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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