AT&T U-verse TV to Include Video-On-Demand Programming from TVN Entertainment

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AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) and TVN Entertainment today announced a distribution agreement to deliver an array of TVN video-on-demand (VOD) content as part of the AT&T U-verse (SM) TV programming.

We are thrilled to count AT&T as another major telecom partner in rolling out TVN’s unique on-demand program packages.

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) and TVN Entertainment today announced a distribution agreement to deliver an array of TVN video-on-demand (VOD) content as part of the AT&T U-verse (SM) TV programming.

Under the agreement, AT&T U-verse TV customers will have access to TVN on-demand programming, including content from the Academy Award-winning studio, Lionsgate, and TVNow, the TVN-exclusive system that transforms live programming into VOD files and makes them available to consumers within hours of the event. AT&T U-verse TV will also include TVN’s linear PPV Event Network, which offers access to marquee pay-per-view events such as wrestling, boxing, concerts, comedy specials and more.

“AT&T U-verse TV offers a wide and varied selection of on-demand programming to fit every customers’ interests and schedules,” said Richard Wellerstein, vice president of VOD programming, AT&T Operations, Inc. “TVN’s unique content and expertise strengthen our video-on-demand offering, and we’re proud to work with them as we roll out an enhanced and customized VOD library.”

“The AT&T U-verse on-demand platform features compelling user advantages that will ultimately enhance the user experience,” said John Smith, SVP of affiliate sales at TVN. “We are thrilled to count AT&T as another major telecom partner in rolling out TVN’s unique on-demand program packages.”

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.

Find More Information Online:

Podcasts:

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

TVN Web Site

FTTX Wikipedia Entry

IPTV Wikipedia Entry

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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 http://www.att.com.

About TVN Entertainment Corporation

TVN Entertainment, a video on demand (VOD) content solutions company, is a leading provider of on demand television programming, management and delivery services. TVN currently offers more than 3,000 hours of VOD programming from over 120 content providers. In addition to comprehensive programming services, TVN Entertainment offers the only single-source management and distribution solution for VOD, including content aggregation, packaging, encoding, asset management and fully encrypted transport via satellite to all video service providers. TVN Entertainment has been chosen as the VOD solution for many leading MSOs and telecommunications companies, including Adelphia, AT&T, Atlantic Broadband, Bresnan, Buckeye, Blue Ridge, Cablevision, Charter, Comcast, Cox, Insight, Mediacom, Midcontinent, RCN and Verizon. For more information visit http://www.TVN.com.

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