AT&T Supports the Bipartisan Modern Television Act of 2019

The following may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “Congress today begins a reboot of the rules governing the video and television marketplace.  With the bipartisan introduction of the Modern Television Act of 2019, Representatives Steve Scalise (R-LA) and Anna Eshoo (D-CA) recognize that the nearly 30-year-old TV rules…

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AT&T Statement on Next Generation Television Marketplace Act of 2018

The following may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “The video marketplace has outgrown the 1992 Cable Act. Consumers watch, create and interact with video whenever and wherever they want it. Majority Whip Scalise’s bill recognizes this and appropriately sunsets a decades-old video law that makes no sense today….

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AT&T Statement on Univision and Our Strong Record on Diversity and Inclusion

The following may be attributed to an AT&T spokesperson:  “We appreciate the statement from Univision’s Ms. Herrera-Flanigan and her recognition of AT&T’s strong record on diversity and inclusion. One point requires clarification, though. U-verse customers did not simply ‘lose access to the family of Univision networks.’ That access was pulled by Univision, despite our offer…

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AT&T Statement on Univision Blocking U-verse Customers

The following may be attributed to an AT&T spokesperson:  “It’s unfortunate the owners of Univision not only have blocked U-verse customers from seeing their channels, but also have stooped to despicable allegations in an effort to extort an outrageous price increase – an increase which ultimately will come at the expense of all our customers,…

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Gateway to the Future of Video

by Chris Boyer

Assistant Vice President of Global Public Policy

Earlier this year, I wrote about AT&T’s plans to enable AT&T U-verse TV subscribers to use their Xbox 360 (and, potentially further down the road, Windows 7 PCs) as a U-verse set-top box (STB).  I also talked about how those plans had the potential to be responsive to FCC Chairman Genachowski’s call for more innovation…

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Hey…Sports Fans, FCC Tells Cable Companies to Play Fair!

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) gave sports fans a reason to tailgate today by adopting rules to bring sports programming to more video providers.  Ultimately, this means consumers will have more choices in how and from who they receive programming they want. While we still have to review the full details of the FCC’s ruling, the positive…

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U-Verse TV, Video Game Consoles and Broadband Deployment

by Chris Boyer

Assistant Vice President of Global Public Policy

I attended the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and while there’s been a lot of buzz about AT&T’s announcing its support of Android phones and about the usual new CE devices like tablet PCs, netbooks, e-readers and 3D TVs that were on display, I want to highlight an underappreciated announcement that has public policy…

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