U-verse gets Tennis Channel HD

AT&T’s U-verse TV service now offers Tennis Channel in standard and high-definition. The network, which launches in time for Wimbledon, can be found on channels 660 (standard-definition) and 1660 (high-definition) for customers with the AT&T U450 service package. AT&T says they offer 3,500 hours of HD content throughout the year.

Tennis Channel combines sports, health, fitness, pop culture, entertainment, lifestyle and travel programming. The network has telecast rights to the: US Open; The Championships, Wimbledon; Roland Garros (French Open); Australian Open; US Open Series; and the Davis Cup.

“This deal helps us with important strategic content initiatives and gives our U-verse TV customers access to even more exciting sports content, and in thrilling HD,” said Dan York, president of content, AT&T.

“AT&T’s widely distributed launch of Tennis Channel in the development of their forward-thinking business is further affirmation of the unique value of our pro-sports and lifestyle service,” said Patrick Wilson, senior vice president, distribution, Tennis Channel.

AT&T currently offers at least 130 HD channels through their IPTV-based U-verse television service. Their DVR with Total Home capability lets you record up to four shows at once and view them on any connected TV in the residency.

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Jeff Chabot

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Jeff Chabot writes about technology, broadcasting, and digital entertainment. You can also find him on Gameverse, Gadget Review, and Google+.

One Reply to “U-verse gets Tennis Channel HD”

  1. test says:

    Keep in mind that you can also get the Tennis Channel as part of the Sports Pack. While you do get a lot of regional sports networks, you will not get out-of-market sports with those channels, such as games you would expect with NHL Center Ice or MLB Extra Innings. U-Verse does not carry those packages, and no one knows when those packages will be added.

    If you’d like to get the Sports Pack, AT&T quite frequently runs promotions where the first month (or maybe more than one) is free. Otherwise, the Sports Pack costs $10 per month, but it and the $10 HD fee are included with the U-450

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