AT&T U-verse TV to Include C-SPAN

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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.

We’re pleased to be a part of AT&T U-verse TV and to bring our informational programming to more Americans.

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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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 C-SPAN

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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