Starting tomorrow, Oct. 30, AT&T U-verse subscribers in Southern California will get Los Angeles Lakers games just in time for opening night. The company announced an agreement yesterday with Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Deportes, which also includes LA Galaxy and Los Angeles Sparks games. The channels will be available in High-Definition and Standard-Definition resolution in the U-verse lineup.
AT&T has announced a new TV bundle that gives new customers a free U-verse Wireless Receiver. The receiver, included U300 tier packages and above, allows customers to watch TV in every room the wireless connection reaches. AT&T is also offering …
AT&T has announced a renewal of the Starz suite of entertainment channels which includes traditional TV, On Demand, and online platforms. The Starz channels include five HD channels that include STARZ HD, STARZ KIDS & FAMILY HD, STARZ COMEDY HD, STARZ EDGE HD, and ENCORE HD. Online platforms STARZ ONLINE, ENCORE ONLINE, and MOVIEPLEX ONLINE will continue to be available to AT&T subscribers via username/password. The multi-year deal also includes STARZ 3D ON DEMAND services.
More great news for New York area sports fans. AT&T U-verse subscribers in Connecticut can now get MSG HD and MSG+ HD. That means access to New York Knicks, Rangers, Red Bulls, Liberty, Buffalo Sabres, and New Jersey Devils games in HD. MSG HD can be found on channel 1708, and MSG+ HD on channel 1706 (in select Conn. markets). Customers need to be subscribed to the AT&T U-verse U100 package or higher tier service to get the HD channels.
AT&T U-verse customers who are hockey fans might not have NHL Network when the regular season starts on Oct. 6, after the two companies were unable to reach an agreement. AT&T says they were unable to reach a “fair, long-term deal” with the network which lead them to pull the plug last Saturday, Oct. 1.
In New York, FCC orders Cablevision to provide high-definition feeds to competitors.
Great news for sports fans in the New York area. Yesterday, the FCC ordered Cablevision to start providing HD feeds of its MSG and MSG+ sports channels to competing service providers. That means that Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-verse subscribers will finally be able to get high definition feeds of MSG Network (Madison Square Garden Network) games including the New York Knicks, New York Rangers, Buffalo Sabres, and New York Giants, among other teams.
AT&T has expanded its U-verse service to just over half a million more “living units” in Sacramento. The AT&T service if bundled can include U-verse TV, U-verse High Speed Internet and U-verse Voice. U-verse offers approximately 170 HD channels to choose from. AT&T first launched U-verse in the Sacramento area in August 2007.
AT&T has added ten new television channels to their lineup, including five in high-definition. Three out of the five new HD channels provide sports programming including FOX Sports Arizona HD and the soccer-dedicated channels FOX Soccer HD and GolTV HD. Music channel Fuse HD and Nat Geo WILD HD were also added.
AT&T and Starz Entertainment made an agreement that will soon give U-verse TV premium subscribers online access to Starz Online and Encore Online. In addition, the agreement includes added distribution rights to MoviePlex On Demand, MoviePlex HD On Demand and MoviePlex Online.
AT&T’s U-verse TV service has launched MLB Network to its channel lineup. The network will broadcast over 100 live regular season games and over 80 Spring Training games, as well as original programming, special events, and coverage of the MLB First-Year Player Draft. The 24-hour channel dedicated to baseball programming can be found on channel 634 (SD) and channel 1634 (HD).
Fox Soccer Plus HD is now available to AT&T U-verse TV subscribers. The hi-def channel is a must for soccer junkies who want to follow international soccer matches from England’s Barclays Premier League and global tournaments such as England’s FA Cup.
Netflix has revealed ISP performance tested on streaming HD content playback. At the top of the metric is Charter who provided the highest performance in the testing, averaging between 2500 kbps and 2700 kbps.
AT&T U-verse customers who subscribe to HBO and CINEMAX can now watch programming from the premium networks streaming online via HBOGO.com and MAXGO.com. Subscribers get full access to over 1,200 hours of content including HBO original series, sports, documentaries, and movies. From CINEMAX subscribers will get blockbuster, indie and cult favorite movies as well as the MAX After Dark series.
Sony Movie Channel has officially launched on Dish Network, DirecTV and AT&T’s U-verse. The channel will show movies in HD from Sony Pictures’ 3,500 title library which includes award-winning features, cult favorites, family comedies and dramas. Among the award-winning titles to broadcast on the channel are The Graduate, Philadelphia, In The Company Of Men, and Das Boot.
Leaked memos from AT&T a few days ago showed how an Xbox 360 could be used as a receiver for U-verse TV. AT&T makes it official today, announcing an Oct. 15 launch of the U-verse feature which will allow you to use the gaming console in place of a U-verse receiver. According to a U-verse rep, no hard drive will be required unless you plan on using the Xbox as a DVR.
AT&T has launched its U-verse TV service, along with internet and voice services in parts of Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester. Specific cities included in the expansion include Charleston, North Charleston, Summerville, Mount Pleasant, Goose Creek, Kiawah and Hanahan. AT&T delivers television over its IPTV network offering over 130 high-definition (HD) channels and My Multiview app, allowing viewing of up to 4 channels at once.
AT&T will push four HD streams into homes with new upgrades to DSL connections and better MPEG-4 compression, that according to an AT&T announcement via Multichannel News. Currently, customers can get three HD streams with AT&T’s U-verse whole-home DVR. This will allow most customers to record three HD streams and one standard-definition stream at the same. AT&T’s John Stankey said they have gone from offering four standard-definition feeds when they launched in 2006 to four high-definition feeds in 2010.