AT&T U-VERSE TV TO INCLUDE IMF: THE INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FEED
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) and IMF: The International Music Feed today announced a distribution agreement to deliver IMF’s linear music channel and on-demand music videos as part of the AT&T U-verseSM TV programming lineup.
Under the agreement, AT&T U-verse TV customers will have access to IMF’s 24-hour music television programming, featuring music videos, performances, and specials from around the globe. AT&T U-verse TV will also offer IMF’s extensive on-demand music video library, which includes one of the world’s largest collections of on-demand music videos from current and classic chart-topping artists.
“We are delighted to add IMF’s engaging and entertaining music content to the AT&T U-verse lineup,” said Amy Friedlander, senior vice president of programming, AT&T Operations, Inc. “AT&T U-verse customers will have a diverse and robust musical experience through IMF’s global fare.”
“AT&T U-verse is a natural distribution platform for IMF, since both IMF and AT&T seek to deliver new and compelling entertainment experiences to our customers,” said Andy Schuon, president of IMF. “Through our music television service and on-demand library, AT&T U-verse customers can now experience the world’s best videos, including the biggest hits from the U.S. and around the world.”
AT&T U-verse TV is delivered by Project Lightspeed, the company’s initiative to expand the fiber-optics network deeper into neighborhoods to deliver U-verse TV, AT&T Yahoo!® High Speed Internet U-verse Enabled and, in the future, Voice over IP services. Through its subsidiaries, AT&T expects to reach nearly 19 million households by the end of 2008 as part of its initial deployment, using fiber-to-the-node (FTTN) and fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) technologies.
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About IMF: The International Music Feed
IMF: The International Music Feed is a global pop music brand that has a 24 hour cable/satellite TV channel. In addition, IMF offers video-on-demand, broadband, and mobile content around the world as well as 30 audio channels of music. IMF programming is also now available on multiple national mobile carriers in the U.S., the U.K. and France. IMF.com connects all of The International Music Feed’s platforms with music content, program listings, news and a fast-growing social network of bloggers. IMF is a subsidiary of Universal Music Group, the world’s largest music company with wholly owned record operations or licensees in 75 countries. Its businesses also include Universal Music Publishing Group, one of the industry’s largest global music publishing operations.