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AT&T U-Verse TV to include HD Showtime content
AT&T and Showtime Networks have reached a distribution agreement to deliver Showtime linear, HD and on-demand programming as part of the AT&T U-verse TV channel lineup.
The Showtime content to be distributed via the AT&T U-verse TV service includes:
Showtime, The Movie Channel, Flix, Showtime Too, Showtime Showcase, Showtime Extreme, Showtime Beyond, Showtime Next, Showtime Women, Showtime FamilyZone, TMC xtra, Showtime HD, The Movie Channel HD, Showtime On Demand and The Movie Channel On Demand.
AT&T U-verse TV is delivered by Project Lightspeed, AT&T’s initiative to expand the fiber-optics network deeper into neighborhoods. According to AT&T, it expects to reach nearly 19 million households by the end of 2008 as part of its initial deployment, using fiber-to-the-node (FTTN) and fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) technologies.