AT&T says TV is the next multibillion-dollar business

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AT&T LogoNew AT&T chairman and CEO, Randall Stephenson, who has moved up from the company’s position as Chief Operating Officer (COO), has announced that “TV will be the next multibillion-dollar business for our company“.

Like many other traditionally telco companies AT&T is moving into the triple play field and offering TV, internet and phone services together. Here is a brief run-down on what AT&T does with a focus on broadband video:

  • It is the largest US provider of both local and long distance telephone services
  • It is the largest US provider of wireless services under the brand Cingular Wireless
  • It is the largest US provider of DSL internet
  • AT&T is working with MobiTV to bring AT&T U-Verse IPTV service to cell phone screens
  • MobiTV is powering the broadband AT&T’s TV/PC service called AT&T Broadband TV.
  • It has the AT&T Homezone service which combines DISH satellite TV programming with AT&T Yahoo! Internet. Internet video content includes MovieLink, and Akimbo programming.