We’re pleased to be a part of AT&T U-verse TV and to bring our informational programming to more Americans.
San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) September 13, 2006 -—
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) and C-SPAN today announced a distribution agreement to deliver C-SPAN linear public affairs 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 C-SPAN, which features live coverage of the U.S. House of Representatives; C-SPAN2, which includes live coverage of the U.S. Senate and BookTV; and C-SPAN3, which offers live events and archived historical programming.
“With its quality public affairs programming and live events coverage, C-SPAN is an excellent information source,” said Dan York, head of programming, AT&T Operations, Inc. “We’re proud to offer this public service to AT&T U-verse customers.”
“C-SPAN’s goal is to provide the public with unfiltered access to the political process,” said Peter Kiley, vice president of affiliate relations, C-SPAN. “We’re pleased to be a part of AT&T U-verse TV and to bring our informational programming to more Americans.”
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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C-SPAN, the political network of record, was created in 1979 by America's cable companies as a public service. C-SPAN is currently available in 90.7 million households, C-SPAN2 in 80 million households, and C-SPAN3 in 13 million households nationwide. For more information, visit: http://www.c-span.org.
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