AT&T to purchase DirecTV for $48.5 billion

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In a statement issued today AT&T will purchase DirecTV in a deal that’s said to be worth $48.5 billion. AT&T’s proposal will give DirecTV shareholders $95 per share, of which $66.50 will paid in stock and…

Showtime channels on preview this Mother’s Day weekend

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This Mother’s Day weekend you can get a preview of Showtime’s lineup of channels through most TV providers. The preview runs from Friday, May 9 through Monday, May 11. Providers that apparently are offering the preview…

AT&T announces 21 candidate cities for 1Gps fiber

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AT&T plans to expand its 1 Gigabit per second “GigaPower” service to up to 100 candidate cities and municipalities nationwide, that includes 21 new candidate cities. The ultra-fast fiber is packaged in AT&T’s U-verse product that…

Many TV subscribers get HBO & Cinemax this weekend

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You might clear up some free space on your DVR to record some movies from HBO and Cinemax this weekend. The premium networks are offering free previews all weekend for most TV service providers, including AT&T…

AT&T U-verse now available in Augusta, GA

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Residents of the greater Augusta, Georgia area now have the option of television services and up to 390 channels from AT&T U-verse. The service also includes high speed internet (up to 45Mbps download) and AT&T Voice services…

AT&T launches Sportsman channel in HD

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Although the Sportsman channel has been available on AT&T U-verse since 2005, not since this month has the channel been available in HD. The new high-definition feed, launched on Feb. 7, can be found on channel 1642…

AT&T promotes U-verse KIDS! app for tablets and phones

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AT&T is promoting their U-verse KIDS! app for Android and iOS-based tablets and smartphones that provides a kid-safe remote control for content on TV. For use on a U-verse WiFi network, the app provides a simplified…

AT&T providing multiplatform access to NBC Winter Olympics coverage

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AT&T’s U-verse is providing multiplatform access to the 2014 Winter Olympic Games this week that includes traditional broadcast television along with NBCUniversal-authenticated services at NBCOlympics.com and on mobile devices via the NBC Sports Live Extra app. The Olympics coverage…

AT&T Austin expanding GigaPower broadband service, plans 1Gbps upgrade

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AT&T has announced expansion of the U-verse GigaPower internet services to twice as many homes in the Austin area this year, including Zilker, Homestead, and North Lamar among other Austin city neighborhoods. The company also promises…

AT&T’s launches U-verse GigaPower in Austin, TX

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AT&T has launched their 300 Mbps U-verse GigaPower internet service in Austin, TX. The all-fiber service is a 20x improvement in internet upstream feeds, with packages starting at $70 per month. The increased bandwidth allow quicker…

AT&T U-Verse adds beIN SPORT PLAY access

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AT&T U-verse subscribers now have the option of watching sports events via beIN SPORT PLAY, an internet-based streaming service available on PCs, tablets, smartphones, and other mobile devices. The sports programming, which includes live games, is offered…

AT&T U-verse launches BBC America in HD

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Over the weekend AT&T launched BBC America in high definition (1080i) on U-verse Channel 1188. BBC America was already available to U-verse subscribers on channel 188, but only in standard definition (480i). The channel will only live…

AT&T launches over 100 Live TV channels for Apple iOS devices

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AT&T’s U-verse App for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad now provides access to over 100 live TV channels you subscribe to. But what might be more significant in terms of distribution, is that at least 20…

Three Pac-12 Networks launch on AT&T U-verse TV

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If you’re an AT&T television subscriber you may have noticed the company added Pac-12 Network channels to the U-verse TV lineup. The national Pac-12 Network can be found in HD on channel 1759, or in SD…

AT&T U-verse adds beIN SPORT HD channels to TV lineup

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AT&T has added beIN SPORT and beIN SPORT en Espanol to the U-verse TV channel lineup, providing sports coverage in both English and Spanish languages. beIN SPORT focuses on international soccer more than any other sport, broadcasting…

AT&T improves internet speeds in 40 markets

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AT&T’s U-verse internet service has been upgraded in 40 markets, giving customers up to 45 Mbps download and 6 Mbps upload speeds. AT&T’s internet product, called U-verse High Speed Internet Power, is now available across 15…

AT&T to offer phone upgrades every year

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Tired of waiting two years to upgrade your phone with a new service contract? Starting July 26, AT&T is launching AT&T Next, a service option that lets you upgrade your smartphone every 12 months. The new…

AT&T now authenticating Disney WATCH channels mobile & online

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Earlier this week AT&T announced a deal with Disney/ABC that gives U-verse subscribers access to Disney-branded channels via Apple iOS and Kindle Fire Android devices. The three Disney channels include WATCH Disney Channel, WATCH Disney XD,…

AT&T first to sell Kindle Fire HD with 4G LTE service

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Select AT&T stores will start selling the Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ with 4G LTE service on Friday, April 5. AT&T is the first carrier to offer service with the Kindle Fire HD, also giving customers the…

AT&T U-verse launches WatchESPN Now apps and .com access

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If you subscribe to AT&T’s U-verse TV service you may have been waiting patiently for the ability to watch programming from EPSN on your PC or mobile device. Today AT&T announced WatchESPN Now apps are now…

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