Monday, September 17, 2007

AT&T U-verse Adds Interactive Features

AT&T has enhanced its U-verse IPTV service with a suite of new features -- currently available for all local U-verse TV customers at no extra charge -- to differentiate the service from cable, including:

  • AT&T U-bar, which brings Internet-like content to the television screen in the form of local weather, stock, sports, and traffic information. Customers who also subscribe to AT&T Yahoo! High Speed Internet U-verse enabled have the option to customize the U-bar from their AT&T Yahoo! broadband account to display weather at a specified location, their personal stock portfolio, and scores for their favorite sports teams.

  • YELLOWPAGES.COM TV, an intuitive new way to search for local businesses and other information via U-verse TV.

  • AT&T Yahoo! Games, available over the television screen, including Sudoku, Solitaire, JT's Blocks, Mah-jongg Tiles, and Chess.

AT&T also announced that its U-verse TV and Internet services are now available to more than 325,000 homes in the North Texas area, marking a significant expansion since AT&T U-verse launched locally in March 2007.

Dallas-Fort Worth customers are the first to receive the new suite.
  • AT&T recently reached the milestone of more than 100,000 U-verse customers.