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AT&T Adds MSNBC and MSNBC HD to U-verse TV Channel Lineup in Parts of Connecticut

January 29, 2010

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — AT&T* today announced the addition of MSNBC and MSNBC HD to the AT&T U-verse(SM) TV channel lineup in parts of Connecticut. The channels — which have previously been available to many local U-verse TV subscribers — are now available to every U-verse TV customer in Connecticut.

“We’re proud to offer MSNBC programming to every Connecticut U-verse TV customer,” said Dan York, executive vice president of content and programming, AT&T Converged Services. “It’s extremely important that viewers have access to all the content they want. Not only do local customers get access to an extensive channel lineup with U-verse TV, but they also benefit from a better DVR, better apps and a better experience than cable.”

“Launching MSNBC and MSNBC HD on AT&T U-verse in the broader Connecticut area could not come at a better time,” said Phil Griffin, President, MSNBC. “MSNBC has established itself as ‘The Place for Politics,’ achieving historic ratings success, and we look forward to being widely available in the Connecticut area.”

MSNBC is available as part of the U100 package on channel 215, and MSNBC HD is available with an HD service subscription on channel 1215.

The U-verse HD channel lineup in Connecticut offers access to more than 120 HD channels. AT&T U-verse offers multiple combinations of TV, Internet and Voice packages to customize your experience. Standard professional installation is included with most packages, and you also get a 30-day money-back guarantee.

AT&T U-verse TV is the only 100 percent Internet Protocol-based television (IPTV) service offered by a national service provider, making AT&T U-verse one of the most dynamic and feature-rich services available today. For additional information on AT&T U-verse — or to find out if it’s available in your area — visit www.att.com/u-verse. Customers can get more information about U-verse TV programming and television events by visiting http://uconnect.att.com.

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

About AT&T

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s fastest 3G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet and voice services. AT&T offers the best wireless coverage worldwide, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse(SM) and AT&T | DIRECTV(SM) brands. The company’s suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T’s Yellow Pages and YELLOWPAGES.COM organizations are known for their leadership in directory publishing and advertising sales. In 2009, AT&T again ranked No. 1 in the telecommunications industry on FORTUNE® magazine’s list of the World’s Most Admired Companies.

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AT&T U-verse services are provided by AT&T local telephone companies. Geographic and service restrictions apply to AT&T U-verse. Customizing options require AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet Service. Wireless phone with Internet access required and standard data charges may apply. Full Total Home DVR functionality requires a receiver for each additional TV at $7 per month each. HD Service. Access to HD service requires $10/mo. HD Premium Tier available for an additional $5/mo. Subscription to an AT&T U-verse programming package and an HDTV required. HD channel availability varies by package selected. 30 day Money- Back Guarantee Offer ends 3/20/10. Must cancel all AT&T U-verse services within 30 days from service activation. Adjustment provided for initial installation charges and one month service charges, if paid. Customer is responsible for all additional charges, including but not limited to On Demand, Pay Per View , international , other pay-per-use features, and non-returned equipment charges.

About MSNBC

Built on the worldwide resources of NBC News, MSNBC defines news for the next generation with world-class reporting and a full schedule of live news coverage, political analysis and award-winning documentary programming — 24 hours a day, seven days a week. MSNBC’s home on the Internet is msnbc.com. Msnbc.com delivers a fuller spectrum of news. Drawing on its award-winning original journalism, NBC News heritage, trusted sources and Microsoft’s advanced technologies, the site presents compelling, diverse and visually-engaging stories on the consumer’s platform of choice.

Members of the media can get more information about MSNBC and its programming on msnbc.com or the NBC Universal Media Village Web site at www.nbcumv.com.

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