AT&T U-verse TV to Include TV Japan

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TV Japan’s in-language programming is a great addition to our robust and compelling television service.

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) and Japan Network Group Inc. (JNG) today announced a distribution agreement to deliver TV Japan’s Japanese-language programming as part of the AT&T U-verse TVSM channel lineup.

“We are proud to offer an array of content to best serve our diverse customer base,“ said Dan York, head of programming of AT&T Operations, Inc. “TV Japan’s in-language programming is a great addition to our robust and compelling television service.”

“TV Japan will offer AT&T U-verse customers quality news and entertainment programs that showcase the rich Japanese culture,” said Susumu Tanimura, president and CEO of Japan Network Group Inc. ”We are excited to make the latest in Japanese entertainment part of the AT&T U-verse experience and to further expand our customer reach.”

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!® 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.

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AT&T’s delivers content in new ways – Kieran Nolan, AT&T VP – consumer marketing for broadband and U-verse

Media Kits:

U-verse – AT&T plans to bring IP-based services, including video, to millions of customers.

Delivering the Digital Lifestyle – Anywhere, anytime, on three screens: the TV, the PC and wireless phone.

Web Links:

AT&T U-verse Web Site

TV Japan Web Site

FTTX Wikipedia Entry

IPTV Wikipedia Entry

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Destiny Belknap

Office: (214) 665-1314

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About AT&T

AT&T Inc. is one of the world's largest telecommunications holding companies and is the largest in the United States. Operating globally under the AT&T brand, AT&T companies are recognized as the leading worldwide providers of IP-based communications services to business and as leading U.S. providers of high speed DSL Internet, local and long distance voice, and directory publishing and advertising services. AT&T Inc. holds a 60 percent ownership interest in Cingular Wireless, which is the No. 1 U.S. wireless services provider with 57.3 million wireless customers. Additional information about AT&T Inc. and AT&T products and services is available at

About Japan Network Group, Inc.

Japan Network Group, Inc. (JNG) broadcasts a Japanese language channel, TV Japan, to viewers in the United States and Canada to entertain, inform and provide comfort and enjoyment. JNG offers 24-hour programming with the latest news and entertainment from Japan and the world; live news broadcasts; and high-quality programming to enhance understanding and cultural exchange between Japan and the United States and Canada. More information is available at

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