AT&T announced it has added five local HD channels to the U-verse TV channel lineup in Fairfield County, Conn., and three in New Haven and Hartford.
The telco began rolling out U-verse TV service in Connecticut in December 2006, but was only granted a statewide video franchise last fall after initially encountering some legal setbacks and opposition from the state's attorney general.
The five HD channels in Fairfield County are WPIX HD (CW-NYC), WTXX HD (CW-Hartford/New Haven), WNET HD (PBS), WWOR HD (My Network-NYC) and WCTX HD (My Network-Hartford/New Haven).
In New Haven and Hartford areas, AT&T added WCTX HD (My Network), WNET HD (PBS) and WTXX HD (CW).
AT&T said U-verse TV customers in Fairfield County now have access to a lineup of 49 HD channels, and Hartford and New Haven customers have access to 44.
AT&T charges $10 per month for HD service with any programming package. All U-verse TV packages include HD-ready equipment, and most include an HD-capable DVR.