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June 13, 2011

AT&T U-verse TV Customers Get a Preview of "Conan O'Brien Can't Stop"

By Raju Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor

AT&T (News - Alert) is giving its U-Verse customers a chance to watch comedian and late night show host Conan O’Brien in his "Conan O'Brien Can't Stop" documentary even before it’s screened in theaters, the company has announced.

For one day only on Thursday, June 23, exclusively across AT&T U-verse TV, on AT&T U-verse Online at www.att.net/conan and on smartphones with AT&T U-verse Mobile, the upcoming sneak free-view of the "Conan O'Brien Can't Stop" documentary will be available. So, the fans will get to see it 24 hours before the film's theatrical release on Friday, June 24. Also, only U-verse TV customers will get an exclusive U-verse Movie rental of "Conan O'Brien Can't Stop" (same day as theaters) for $8 (HD) or $7 (SD), beginning on June 24.

“We're always looking for unique and compelling content to deliver to U-verse customers across platforms, and Conan is no exception," said Dan York (News - Alert), president of content, AT&T. "Our customers will be the first to see Conan in this comedic documentary, and watch it on the device of their choice. We're excited to give our U-verse Facebook (News - Alert) fans extra access with exclusive documentary clips on our Facebook page and a chance to win a trip to LA to meet Conan.”

Fans can visit the AT&T U-verse Facebook page to enter sweepstakes for two round trip flights to Los Angeles, hotel accommodations for three days/two nights and two tickets to the Conan show.  They can also meet and greet with Conan himself following the show. On Wednesday, June 22, at 8 p.m. EDT, AT&T U-verse Facebook page fans can participate in a live chat with documentary director Rodman Flender.

Recently, the company announced that its U-Verse TV service has achieved a rare landmark in South Florida by grabbing as many as 100,000 TV customers. AT&T mentioned that more than 100,000 TV customers in Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe counties have subscribed to the company’s U-verse TV services, first launched in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale market in July 2008. The service debuted in Key West in May 2010, followed by a June-launch in Key Largo.

Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Raju’s articles, please visit his columnist page.