AT&T U-Verse TV and AccuWeather.Com Debut Weather On Demand
DALLAS, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — AT&T Inc. and AccuWeather.com(R) today announced the initial launch of Weather On Demand, an interactive feature that allows AT&T U-verse(SM) TV customers to find the weather information they want, in the city they want, at the time they want — all at the touch of a button. Weather On Demand content is provided by AccuWeather.com, “The World’s Weather Authority.”
U-verse TV customers in Atlanta, Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Indianapolis and San Diego can now enjoy the feature at no extra charge. AT&T plans to make the feature available to all U-verse TV customers in 2009.
“Weather On Demand is another great example of the benefits of U-verse TV and our Internet Protocol (IP) platform,” said G.W. Shaw, AT&T executive director of U-verse marketing. “We’re making it easy for customers to check weather conditions and forecasts in their hometown or across the country, whenever they want. We know that AccuWeather.com’s content will be a great resource for our U-verse TV customers who want up-to-date and accurate weather information.”
Jim Candor, senior vice president of New Media for AccuWeather.com, said: “We’re proud to deliver on-demand weather information to U-verse TV customers. This is a great opportunity to bring users of this new digital platform the same weather that has served viewers so well on traditional television.”
Customers can access weather information for their home city and any other U.S. city they specify on their “My Cities” list by tuning to Channel 227. Customers can then:
* View weather information for cities throughout the country that they select.
* View current local conditions, including high/low temperatures, humidity, wind, visibility and barometric pressure.
* Get local and nationwide forecasts, including hourly and six-day outlooks.
* Access animated local and national radar imagery and satellite views.
* Watch current videos of meteorologists presenting the local weather updates.
* Search and select cities by name, ZIP code or by looking at a U.S. map.
Weather On Demand is the latest addition to the constantly evolving suite of features that has been introduced to all U-verse TV customers at no extra charge since the AT&T U-verse launch in June 2006, including Total Home DVR; the ability to program DVR recordings from your mobile phone; personalized, on-screen weather, sports, traffic and stock information via AT&T U-bar; the ability to track and manage your fantasy football team and league standings from your TV from within the U-bar; a customized channel to browse personal online photos from flickr.com; and more.
AT&T is the only national provider to offer a 100 percent IP-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, as part of its mission 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/ or stop by the nearest AT&T retail location.
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About AccuWeather, Inc. and AccuWeather.com
AccuWeather, The World’s Weather Authority(R), presents accurate, localized, branded forecasts and severe weather bulletins to over 110 million Americans each day via the Internet, mobile devices and IPTV, through the airwaves, in print and on digital signage. The 113 meteorologists at AccuWeather deliver a portfolio of customized products and services to media, business, government, and institutions, and inform millions of visitors worldwide through the free
AccuWeather.com website. AccuWeather also provides content onto more than 20,000 third party Internet sites, including CNN Interactive, ABC’s owned and operated stations, The Washington Post and The New York Times. Visit http://www.accuweather.com/ for more information.
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