AT&T Brings Free TV And Movies To Your TV, Phone

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News Posted: Fri, Sep 11 2009 11:10 AM
AT&T will become the next entrant into the realm of streaming television and movies, with a slew of content partnerships and the launch of a new website, AT&T Entertainment.

The"video entertainment" will be available through partnerships withnetworks and studios that include ABC, Bravo, CBS Entertainment, CBSNews, CNBC, NBC, Oxygen, SyFy, The CW and USA Network, throughpartnerships with ABC, NBC Universal (via Hulu) and CBS Interactive.

Users will be able to browse the available shows and moviesalphabetically, by genre, by network or by studio and the televisionshows will be available after their initial broadcast airing. The sitewill be available on computers and smartphones.

What makes this site different from some similar, previously announced sites, such as Comcast's "TV Everywhere"initiative (Time Warner and Verizon also have latched onto thatprogram), is that you don't have to be an AT&T customer to get thechannel. The site is open to everyone. And free.

But AT&T U-verse TV and Internet customers will have an advantageover other users. They can use the U-verse Web Remote Accessapplication to schedule and manage their DVR recordings via the web.While the application isn't new - it's been available since 2006, nowit can be used for the web-based content as well. And AT&T U-verseisn't available everywhere yet, either.

The company said it was looking to add more programming and movies from other major providers in the near future.
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kid007 replied on Fri, Sep 11 2009 12:29 PM

Mobile Devices are going to be the new laptop... I been saying it and is easier and for developers is gold!

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dizowned replied on Fri, Sep 11 2009 12:57 PM

This is great and all, but hows the throughput? If its anything like passed experiences with this tech, it still has a long way to go. We need better compression or a beefier network ( that no one wants to pay for ...)

It's not custom unless your the only one who can boot it.

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