December 5, 2006
AT&T U-Verse TV to Include HDNet and HDNet Movies
SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T Inc. and HDNet today announced a distribution agreement to deliver HDNet and HDNet Movies 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 HDNet's 24-hour, all-high-definition programming, as well as HDNet Movies, which offers a full schedule of feature films, all unedited and commercial-free.
"High-definition programming is an important part of the enhanced viewing experience that AT&T U-verse provides," said Dan York, head of programming, AT&T Operations, Inc. "We're pleased to offer the HDNet and HDNet Movies all-high-definition services to our customers, in addition to the number of other quality HD linear channels and on-demand content in our lineup."
"We're thrilled to be a part of AT&T's advanced U-verse distribution platform, which will provide consumers with an array of high-definition programming," said Mark Cuban, chairman and co-founder, HDNet. "By including HDNet and HDNet Movies in the U-verse channel lineup, AT&T is offering its customers the highest-quality HD programming, including acclaimed movies, original programming, investigative news, popular series and sports."
AT&T U-verse HD technology delivers rich, realistic video and multichannel, movie theater quality sound, with a wide selection of local and national HD channels to maximize the home entertainment experience.
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 Related News:
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Related Media Kits: -- U-verse -- http://www.att.com/uverse_news Web Site Links: -- AT&T U-verse Web Site -- http://uverse.att.com/ -- HDNet Web Site -- http://www.hd.net/ Wikipedia Links: -- AT&T -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/At%26t -- AT&T U-verse -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U-Verse -- FTTX -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FTTX -- IPTV -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPTV -- HDTV -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hdtv -- HDNet -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDNet
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HDNet provides viewers with the best in original comedy, drama, news, sports and music programming. HDNet is your exclusive, high-definition home for popular, critically acclaimed original programming including television's only HD news feature programs "HDNet World Report,""NASA on HDNet" (presenting live shuttle launches through 2010), and, beginning in November, "Dan Rather Reports." HDNet presents championship sports coverage; groundbreaking music programming with the HDNet Concert Series; entertaining interview shows, in addition to fun and irreverent lifestyle programming. HDNet is also the exclusive high-definition home to the critically acclaimed and award winning programs such as "Dead Like Me,""Smallville,""Joan of Arcadia,""Boomtown" and "Andy Richter Controls the Universe." New to HDNet this fall are the Emmy Award winning "Arrested Development" and "Star Trek: Enterprise."
HDNet Movies produces and broadcasts more original movies than any other network and is the exclusive home of day and date movie releases from HDNet Films including the Academy Award nominated "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room," Toronto Film Festival nominee "The War Within," and "Bubble," the first of six movies by acclaimed director Steven Soderbergh and produced exclusively for HDNet Films. HDNet Movies also features a wide selection of major studio theatrical releases -- all uncut, unedited, and appearing in their original aspect ratio so that HDNet viewers get the best possible home theater experience.
The HDNet networks are available on AT&T, Bright House Networks, Charter Communications, DIRECTV, DISH Network, Insight, Mediacom, Time Warner Cable, Verizon and more than 40 NCTC cable affiliate companies. For more information visit http://www.hd.net/ .
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