Press Releases: 02/28/14

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BBC World News launches On AT&T U-verse

The award winning global news TV channel currently available in more than 360 million households worldwide now available on U-verse channels 207 and 1207 in the U.S.

New York, 28 February 2014 – The BBC’s global 24 hour news channel BBC World News today announced its debut on AT&T U-verse® TV in the U.S. BBC World News has been added to the AT&T U-verse U-300 package on U-verse channel 207 in standard definition and Channel 1207 in high definition.

BBC World News has continued to expand its distribution and as a result of this agreement with AT&T* U-verse, it now reaches more than 30 million homes in the U.S., giving more audiences access to the channel’s high quality, unbiased journalism. This new agreement sees the channel continuing to gain audiences – since January 2013, BBC World News has grown U.S. distribution by almost 30 percent.

Colin Lawrence, Director of Distribution, BBC Global News Ltd: “I’m really delighted that we are starting the year with more distribution growth for BBC World News, and welcome our new affiliate relationship with AT&T. BBC World News is a unique proposition for American audiences, and our successful growth is a testament to the quality and trust the BBC brings to global news coverage.”

“BBC World News is a great addition to our AT&T U-verse line-up and we’re excited to be able to bring this programming to our subscribers,” said Richard Levine, Vice President, Content, AT&T.

“It’s been a year of accelerated growth for BBC World News“ says Sandy Ashendorf, EVP Network Distribution, BBC Worldwide America. “I’m delighted that this expanded relationship sees BBC World News joining its sister channel BBC America on AT&T U-verse, providing AT&T customers with high quality global news as well as original series, specials, drama, unscripted and other entertainment programming from the BBC”.

BBC World News has the largest audience of any BBC channel in the world, reaching more than 360 million households and broadcasting in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide, with access to more than 70 international newsgathering bureaus, including news hubs in Washington, Delhi, Johannesburg, Brussels, Singapore and London.

Programming highlights on BBC World News include the Emmy©-winning daily newscast, BBC World News America, anchored by Katty Kay from the BBC’s studio in Washington DC. Broadcasting 24 hours a day, the channel offers U.S. audiences high-quality global news from the BBC’s network of global correspondents, as well as documentaries and current affairs programming. With on the ground reporters around the world, BBC World News offers U.S. audiences a unique global perspective on both international and national stories.

BBC World News’ sister entertainment TV channel BBC America is already available on AT&T’s U-200 package on U-verse channel 1122 in high definition and 122 in standard definition.

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