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October 03, 2011

AT&T Adds STARZ, ENCORE Content On U-verse Online

By Rajani Baburajan, TMCnet Contributor

Telecommunications major AT&T (News - Alert) announced that U-verse Online, its entertainment Web site that allows customers to watch hit shows online anytime, anywhere in the U.S., offers access to over 500 premier titles of STARZ and ENCORE movies and original programming.

This will be an added benefit to U-verse Online customers’ monthly STARZ and ENCORE subscriptions.

Leveraging the new schemes, users of U-verse TV packages can sign-in to U-verse Online and watch shows from the networks on their computer, including STARZ Originals Torchwood: Miracle Day, Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, Spartacus: Blood and Sand and Camelot; the ENCORE Original series Moby Dick; and numerous hit movies including, Toy Story 3, The Karate Kid, Just Go With It, Grown Ups, Tangled, The Other Guys, Salt and The Tourist.

“This compelling content from STARZ and ENCORE is a great addition to U-verse Online, especially as we continue to expand our content library on every screen,” said Dan York (News - Alert), president of content, AT&T, in a statement. “We’re securing rights from leading content providers to make TV shows available to U-verse TV customers across platforms – on TV, online and on mobile devices.”

AT&T is also growing its U-verse Online content library. At present, it has more than 175,000 titles of TV shows, movies and video clips. Online users can view a large selection of these titles. Viewers will be able to tune into U-verse Online to watch virtually all major broadcast networks’ fall TV series, company officials said.

Recently, State Agriculture Commissioners from nine U.S. states announced that they are supporting AT&T’s proposed $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile (News - Alert) USA. The state commissioners say that the deal will lead to an increased presence of wireless broadband in U.S. rural areas, according to a report from MultiChannel.com.

Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell