DALLAS, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AT&T U-verse(SM) TV customers have a new way to follow Team USA™ as they compete for the gold during NBC Universal's 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games.
AT&T* today launched the U-verse NBC Olympics Application, a new TV app that lets you watch up to four different channels featuring Olympic content on your screen at one time. The app also provides NBC Olympics athlete bios, event schedules, and the latest headlines and medal counts straight from Vancouver to your U-verse TV screen.
"U-verse TV customers have a better way to watch world-class athletes compete at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games from this convenient and easy-to-use app," said Jeff Weber, AT&T vice president of video products. "Watch four events at one time, or catch up on the latest Vancouver news without leaving the comfort of your couch. The Olympic Games only air every two years, and our app offers an exciting way to follow NBC's coverage of this prestigious event."
With the U-verse NBC Olympics Application, you can choose which of the four channels appears as the main picture, and easily select and interact with channels featuring Olympic Games content from within the Multiview. The app is available on channel 85 to all U-verse TV customers at no extra charge.
AT&T, proud sponsor of the U.S. Olympic Team, includes many features that help Team USA fans wanting to catch every exciting Olympic moment. AT&T U-verse Total Home DVR lets you record up to four shows at once and play them back on any connected TV in the house. U-verse TV also offers an extensive High Definition (HD) channel lineup with more than 120 HD channels, including HD versions of all the NBC Universal channels showing Olympic events. And with fast channel change and picture-in-picture browse, you can channel surf between Olympic broadcasts without the delay experienced on other digital TV services and preview games on other channels.
AT&T customers have many ways to enjoy NBC Universal's coverage of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver across the TV, PC and mobile phone. AT&T is the only mobile phone carrier that will deliver live competition mobile wireless coverage with the NBC Olympics 2Go Channel on AT&T Mobile TV and Mobi TV. Exclusive Team USA On Demand videos provided by AT&T will also be available to U-verse TV customers and on att.net/TeamUSA.
AT&T U-verse TV is the only 100 percent Internet Protocol-based television (IPTV) service offered by a national service provider, making AT&T U-verse one of the most dynamic and feature-rich services available today. AT&T U-verse TV ranked "Highest in Residential Television Service Satisfaction in the South and West Regions Two Years in a Row," according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2008 and 2009 Residential Television Service Provider Satisfaction Studies(SM). For additional information on AT&T U-verse — or to find out if it's available in your area — visit www.att.com/u-verse.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
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AT&T U-verse services are provided by AT&T local telephone companies. Geographic and service restrictions apply to AT&T U-verse. Call or go to www.uverse.att.com to see if you qualify. Customizing options require AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet Service. Wireless phone with Internet access required and standard data charges may apply. Full Total Home DVR functionality requires a receiver for each additional TV at $7 per month each. HD Service. A monthly $10 HD Technology Fee applies for access to HD service. Subscription to an AT&T U-verse programming package and an HDTV required. HD channel availability varies by package selected. HD Premium Tier available for an additional $5 per month. Multiview: Channels/content available for viewing in Multiview are based on TV package and additional programming purchased.
AT&T U-verse received the highest numerical score among television service providers in the South and West in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2008-2009 Residential Television Service Satisfaction Studies(SM). 2009 study based on 28,118 total responses from measuring providers in the South (13) and West (10) regions and measures consumer satisfaction with television service. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed in January, March and June, 2009. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com
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