AT&T U-Verse TV to Include FOX News Channel
SAN ANTONIO, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — AT&T Inc. and FOX News Channel (FNC), a wholly owned division of News Corporation , today announced a distribution agreement to deliver FNC programming as part of the AT&T U-verse(SM) TV channel lineup.
Under the agreement, AT&T U-verse TV customers will have access to FNC’s live programming, covering breaking news around the globe, as well as political, business and entertainment news.
“Fox News is a very popular cable news source, and its programming is a valuable addition to our robust U-verse channel lineup,” said Dan York, head of programming, AT&T Operations, Inc.
“We look forward to working with AT&T to bring our quality programming to customers through U-verse television services,” said Tim Carry, senior vice president of Affiliate Relations, FNC.
AT&T U-verse TV is delivered by Project Lightspeed, the company’s initiative to expand the fiber-optics network deeper into neighborhoods to deliver U-verse TV, AT&T Yahoo!(R) High Speed Internet U-verse Enabled and, in the future, Voice over IP services. Through its subsidiaries, AT&T expects to reach nearly 19 million households by the end of 2008 as part of its initial deployment, using fiber-to-the-node (FTTN) and fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) technologies.
Financial and other terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Find More Information Online Video: -- AT&T U-verse Demos and Tours ( http://www.sbc.com/Uverse/files/tours_demos/index.html?movieName=intro ) -- Current Features and Planned Capabilities of AT&T U-verse TV ( http://att.sbc.com/Common/files/multimedia/att_u-verse_0523.wmv ) Related News: -- AT&T U-verse TV to Include Warner Bros. Movies in Video-On-Demand Programming ( http://att.sbc.com/gen/press-room?pid=4800&cdvn=news&newsarticleid=23002 ) -- AT&T U-verse TV to Include C-SPAN ( http://att.sbc.com/gen/press-room?pid=4800&cdvn=news&newsarticleid=22697 ) -- AT&T U-verse TV to Include Bloomberg Television ( http://www.sbc.com/gen/press-room?pid=4800&cdvn=news&newsarticleid=22414 ) Related Media Kits: -- U-verse ( http://www.att.com/uverse_news ) Web Links: -- AT&T U-verse Web Site ( http://uverse.att.com/ ) -- FTTX ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FTTX ) -- IPTV ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPTV )
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