AT&T Broadband to Offer HDTV in Chicago

AT&T Broadband plans to launch HDTV services for Chicago-area customers this summer. AT&T will offer HDTV feeds of FOX, NBC, HBO and Showtime to digital cable customers who live in certain areas of the Greater Chicago market.

High-definition feeds of local FOX and NBC affiliates will be available as part of the company's cable offerings to all customers in areas that have been upgraded to 750 MHz. Customers who subscribe to HBO and Showtime will also receive those networks' HDTV signals as part of their premium programming package. Customers will need a digital cable set-top box and a special HDTV decoder. AT&T Digital cable customers will be able to lease the decoder at a monthly rate.

AT&T plans to make add more HDTV programming offerings in Chicago in the future.