Residents in Knoxville Tenn., now have the option of television, and voice and internet services via IPTV from AT&T’s U-verse. U-verse offers 110 high-definition channels, as well as a personalized U-bar, containing sports, weather and other dynamic content.
SureWest Communications says it will use Microsoft’s Mediaroom IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) software platform to deliver TV service. The area will include SureWest’s Sacramento, California market where the company has an existing fiber-optic and copper line network.
AT&T recently made an agreement with Viacom to broadcast seven new high-definition (HD) channels on its IPTV based U-verse service. The agreement includes MTV HD, VH1 HD, CMT HD, BET HD, Nickelodeon HD, Comedy Central HD and Spike HD all of which will be added later this year.
AT&T has launched its IPTV (Internet Protocol) U-verse television and broadband internet service in Birmingham, Alabama. The television service offers 75 HD (High Definition) channels at 720p or 1080i resolution that are delivered using the company’s fiber-optic and copper network.
AT&T launched it’s U-verse broadband service in Miami Valley this week. The triple service offering will give customers the integrated services of AT&T U-verse TV, AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet and AT&T U-verse Voice. HDTV owners will have access to the 40 high-definition (HD) channels the company offers.
Microsoft today announced plans to partner with Netflix to offer high-definition (HD) content via Xbox Live. The partnership will make available what they call the world’s largest online library of on-demand high-definition TV shows and movies, numbered at over 10,000.
Subscribers to AT&T’s U-verse package will now get three additional HBO channels in HD (high definition). The new HD channels include HBO2 HD, HBO Comedy HD and HBO Family HD. The channels are now part of the U400 plan, HBO subscription or Movie Package.
Strategy Analytics reports that IPTV revenues will grow rapidly to $14 billion in 2012 from 2007 revenues of $694 million. “2007 was a watershed year for IPTV in the US market,” said Ben Piper, Director of the Strategy Analytics Broadband Network Strategies service.
In Connecticut, AT&T U-Verse added 5 local HD channels to Fairfield County and 3 new channels to the New Haven and Harford areas. In Fairfield, this will bring the total number of HD channels up to 49. In New Haven and Hartford, HD customers will now have access to 44 HD channels.