AT&T Adds Locast App to DirecTV, Uverse

Service available in nine markets
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AT&T said it will add Locast’s interactive app on its DirecTV and Uverse platforms beginning May 31.

Locast is a free public service application that allows broadband-connected receivers to access local broadcast stations and is currently available to 27 million users in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, Washington, Houston, Boston, Denver and Baltimore.

“AT&T continues to offer consumers new ways to access the video content they want. We believe Locast’s public service offering will make sense for many of them,” AT&T said in a press release.

AT&T also will continue to offer its complimentary Local Channel Connector service when a local station is otherwise unavailable. The Local Channel Connector captures stations’ over-the-air digital signals via a free digital broadcast antenna and enables customers to select channels using the program guide. AT&T said it provided more than 10,000 free Local Channel Connectors to Salt Lake City customers who went without the local NBC affiliate KSL- TV for about eight months because of a retransmission consent dispute. That dispute was resolved in April.

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