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Viacom Makes Deal with AT&T for TV Everywhere, Paying Customers Receive Live Shows via PC

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October 18, 2012

Viacom Makes Deal with AT&T for TV Everywhere, Paying Customers Receive Live Shows via PC

By Daniel Brecht
Contributing Writer

AT&T (News - Alert) U-Verse cable television service, which offers high speed Internet access and satellite broadband for millions of DSL subscribers, has recently made a deal with Viacom (News - Alert), an American mass media company whose network reaches millions of global subscribers worldwide, to offer “TV Everywhere” to paying customers.

This agreement is meant to increase the value of subscriptions to customers: they will be able to have access to TV shows and movies on their computers, including smartphones and tablets in the near future, virtually anywhere, at any time.

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Viacom reached an agreement with AT&T to give U-verse customers online and on demand access to more of Viacom programming online – with an understanding to have a lineup of full-length episodes available online for subscribers.

According to Jeff Weber (News - Alert), president of content and advertising sales, AT&T Home Solutions, the programs carried on Viacom cable networks is specific to provide customers the best entertainment experience and media content possible.

AT&T U-verse customers now have another way to enjoy TV programming: Customers who authenticate their subscriptions can enjoy Internet-based television transmitted as an over-the-top live TV service to watch one of several of Viacom existing channels: MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, BET (News - Alert), Comedy Central, and others will be available to subscribers.

With U-verse and Viacom’s Internet IPTV (Internet Protocol television) technology and service, customers will be able to watch more HDTV channels and programs and record them if they wish, by means of a DVR (Digital Video Recorder), over a fast reliable delivery network consisting of a high speed Internet with speeds up to 24 Mbps.

Edited by Brooke Neuman

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