AT&T U-verse launches Ovation HD
Michelle Clancy | 14-01-2014
AT&T U-verse TV has launched Ovation, the arts-focused cable network, in high definition to its U-verse subscribers.
Ovation HD is now available on channel 1385 in U300 and above TV packages, plus the HD Tech Fee. The HD Tech Fee is included with U450 and U450 Latino. U-verse subscribers already had access to Ovation in standard definition.
In 2014, the network said that it will feature more original fare than ever before, all of which is filmed in HD. Ongoing original HD series include The Art Of, which is produced by Ovation Studios and is now airing a second season, and the upcoming series The Fashion Fund, featuring Anna Wintour and Diane von Furstenberg, which will premiere on 22 January.
"There's no doubt that our artful programming is particularly well-suited to HD. The arts look and sound even more spectacular in hi-def," said Brad Samuels, executive vice president of content distribution at Ovation. "We're thrilled that AT&T U-verse continues to support our efforts to make quality arts programming available to every household in America."
The announcement comes just days after Time Warner Cable restored Ovation to its line-up after dropping the channel last year for lack of ratings. Now, it also shows on the No 2 pay-TV provider in both SD and HD.