AT&T Adds TV One to U-Verse Lineup

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AT&T’s U-verse TV service expanded to include TV One.

The telco announced a carriage deal Tuesday to add the network focusing on African-American adults to U-Verse. TV One joins other programmers, including Discovery Networks U.S. and NFL Network, which have inked carriage deals in the past few weeks to air on the fledgling Internet-protocol-TV service.

Backed by AT&T’s Project Lightspeed fiber optic network now under construction, the U-verse TV service is now being offered in a limited market rollout in San Antonio, with plans to expand to 20 other markets by the end of the year

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“We are pleased that AT&T U-verse TV customers will have access to TV One in the service’s earliest days,” TV One executive vice president of affiliate sales and marketing Brad Samuels said. “We thank the AT&T U-verse team for its vote of confidence in TV One and look forward to helping them diversify their video offering with high-quality programming that reflects the breadth and depth of the African-American culture.”

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