AT&T U-verse TV Customers Get More Free Enhancements for Fall TV Season

Mon Sep 14, 2009 12:46pm EDT

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New Features Include 'Multiview' and 'TV Awards and New Shows' Apps, PC-to-TV
Media Sharing Capabilities

DALLAS, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AT&T is rolling out new AT&T
U-verse(SM) TV applications and services that make TV watching even better. 

AT&T* today announced the launch of several new enhancements for U-verse TV
customers, including Multiview, an app that lets you watch multiple channels
at one time; TV Awards and New Shows, an app that helps you stay on top of
this season's award shows and season premieres; and a new Media Share feature
which lets you stream personal photos and music files from your PC to your
U-verse TV. Each of these latest upgrades are now available to every U-verse
TV customer at no extra charge.

"The apps and features available with U-verse TV give you new ways to watch
and interact with the shows you love," said Jeff Weber, vice president of
video services for AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. "We offer numerous apps
on U-verse TV today, standard with every package, and we're adding more all
the time. It's another reason why customers choose and rave about U-verse TV."

The U-verse enhancements announced today include: 

U-verse TV Multiview, which lets you watch up to four channels at one time and
select which channel is the main picture with audio. You can choose from a
variety of channels by sports, news and kids programming genres. Instead of
browsing through the program guide or surfing one channel at a time, you can
tune to a single channel to see Sports Multiview (channel 601), News Multivew
(channel 201) and Kids Multiview (channel 301) programming. Using the down or
up arrows on your remote you can scroll through the picture-in-picture screens
to see additional channels in that genre that are available in your U-verse TV
package. Clicking OK selects which channel appears in the main Multiview
screen. If there is a program you want to record while browsing, you can
select the record button to schedule recordings without exiting the Multiview
app. Football fans that subscribe to the ESPN GamePlan package can also view
an ESPN GamePlan Multiview application on channel 4400 at no extra charge. 

TV Awards and New Shows, an app that gives TV fans, critics and celebrity
admirers more information on this year's award-nominated television programs
and details on new TV series premiering this fall. The app is available on
channel 95 and lets you view a list of all programs nominated for the
Primetime Emmy Awards, Teen Choice Awards and Television Critics Association
Awards; vote for your favorite nominated shows with a click of your remote
control; read biographies for nominated actors, actresses, hosts and reality
show participants; and preview a summary of new shows making their premieres
this season. 

Media Share gives you the ability to stream photos and music to your U-verse
TV screens from any compatible PC that is connected to the AT&T U-verse home
network. Following a simple Media Share set up process, you can view photo
slideshows on your TV, listen to playlists through your home theater speakers
and play the photo slideshow to your favorite soundtrack. Any PC in the house
can be configured to work with Media Share. 

All AT&T U-verse customers will also enjoy free access to an exclusive preview
of a new Spinal Tap short film called "Stonehenge: 'Tis a Magic Place" on
channel 300 on Saturday, Sept. 19 at 10 p.m. EDT in partnership with ShortsHD,
the Short Movie Channel.

These upgrades are the latest examples of standard AT&T U-verse services and
applications that improve the viewing experience for all customers. Families
don't have to fight over who can watch recordings (or season premieres) with
U-verse Total Home DVR, which gives customers the ability to play back and
manage recordings from a single DVR on any connected TV in the house. U-verse
TV customers also have the freedom to record up to four "can't miss" programs
at one time, and can schedule DVR recordings from their Web-connected mobile
phone or PC.

U-verse TV customers also enjoy an extensive High Definition (HD) channel
lineup with access to more than 110 HD channels; the ability to check the
current weather conditions and forecasts in any U.S. city with Weather On
Demand; the ability to track the progress of their fantasy football team on
their U-verse TV screen with Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Football; and more. 

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 Customers can get more information about
U-verse TV programming and television events by visiting   

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leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet and voice services.
AT&T offers the best wireless coverage worldwide, offering the most wireless
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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
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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. Call or go to to see if you qualify. 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. A monthly $10 HD Technology Fee applies for access to HD service.
Subscription to an AT&T U-verse programming package and an HDTV required. HD
channel availability varies by package selected. HD Premium Tier available for
an additional $5 per month and requires subscription to HD service for $10 per
month. Media Share requires Windows XP or Vista operating systems and streams
only photos or songs that are supported by Microsoft Media Player. Multiview:
Channels/content available for viewing in Multiview are based on TV package
and additional programming purchased.


Jill Rountree, Office, +1-512-495-7186,, for AT&T Inc.
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