BBC World News debuts on AT&T U-verse
Michelle Clancy | 01-03-2014
The BBC’s global 24 hour news channel BBC World News, currently available on U-verse channels 207 and 1207 in the US, has arrived on AT&T U-verse IPTV in the US.
The carriage arrangement brings its reach to more than 360 million households worldwide and more than 30 million homes in the US. Since January 2013, BBC World News has grown its US distribution by almost 30%.
“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,” said Colin Lawrence, director of distribution at BBC Global News. “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.”
Programming highlights on BBC World News include the daily newscast, BBC World News America, anchored by Katty Kay from the BBC’s studio in Washington D.C. It brings global news from the BBC’s network of global correspondents, as well as documentaries and current affairs programming.
“It’s been a year of accelerated growth for BBC World News,” said Sandy Ashendorf, executive vice president of network distribution at 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’ 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.