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Jennifer Lopez y nuvoTV anuncian una exclusiva y creativa alianza de producción y comercialización

Nueva York, Miami, Chicago y San Francisco/Área de la bahía, entre otros), así como todos los 15 DMAs hispanos importantes. Socios de distribución principales incluyen a AT&T U-verso, Comcast, Cox, Dish Network, Time Warner Cable y Verizon FiOS.

Sigue a nuvoTV en Twitter y únete a la conversación: @mynuvoTV  #nuvoTV

Oprime “Me Gusta/Like” en Facebook: www.facebook.com/nuvoTV

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Sobre Jennifer Lopez/Nuyorican Productions

Actriz, personalidad de entretenimiento, artista musical, productora de cine y TV, diseñadora de moda, emprendedora y humanitaria, Jennifer Lopez ha sido nombrada una de las celebridades más poderosas y populares en entretenimiento. La revista Forbes la ha nombrado #1 en “la lista de celebridades más poderosas para 2012″.  Con una demanda global inigualable, López ha vendido más de $1,40 billones en ingresos de taquilla en todo el mundo (Box Office Mojo). Ella es una personalidad de TV ganadora de premiados a través de su participación en “American Idol”, la serie de televisión más vista en Estados Unidos de 2010 – 2012. La marca de Jennifer Lopez ha alcanzado proporciones históricas sin precedentes y sus fragancias se han convertido en la línea de celebridades más exitosa en el mundo con ventas superiores a $2 billones.

Para más información, póngase en contacto con:
Anna Vrechek
Edelman PR for nuvoTV
Correo electrónico: anna.vrechek@edelman.com
Teléfono: 323-202-1908

Yannina Diaz
nuvoTV
Correo electrónico: ydiaz@mynuvotv.com
Teléfono: 323-543-2735

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Jennifer Lopez and nuvoTV Announce Exclusive Creative, Production and Marketing Partnership

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 12, 2012 — Jennifer Lopez, world-renowned actor, recording artist and businesswoman, and nuvoTV (www.mynuvotv.com), the first English-language cable network for U.S. Latinos, announced today an exclusive creative, production and marketing partnership to bolster nuvoTV’s mission to deliver entertainment for today’s powerful Latino audience. As a partner with the network, Lopez and her production company, Nuyorican Productions, will collaborate closely on all creative elements, including programming strategy, production and marketing. Lopez will also promote the network and work with nuvoTV to develop exciting new content targeting the Latino audience. She will work closely with nuvoTV’s distribution and advertising partners to help grow nuvoTV’s overall business.

“As an artist, businesswoman, producer and Latina, I’m passionate about seeing multicultural America on TV,” said Jennifer Lopez.  “My partnership with nuvoTV reflects our mutual goal of creating top-quality entertainment and exciting stories that embrace the richness and beauty of Latin culture in America today.”

Under this comprehensive partnership, Lopez, who was listed #1 on Forbes “Most Powerful Celebrity List for 2012,” will act as a creative collaborator with nuvoTV, working to build and refine the original programming lineup, contributing new series and shows through Nuyorican Productions, and helping to drive viewership to the network. She will also act as executive producer on nuvoTV projects together with her long-time production partners, Simon Fields and Benny Medina. The first Nuyorican produced project for nuvoTV will be a music special based on Jennifer Lopez’s current Dance Again World Tour.

“Jennifer Lopez is a creative powerhouse and the perfect partner for our network and we are absolutely thrilled to have her on board with us,” said Michael Schwimmer, CEO, nuvoTV. “Jennifer’s unique combination of talent, imagination and determination, combined with her passion for great entertainment, gives nuvoTV a wonderful opportunity to redefine television tailored for English-speaking Latinos.”

Schwimmer also noted plans to strengthen nuvoTV’s leadership team to drive the aggressive execution of an enhanced network brand and programming strategy, with deeper support and investment at the content and marketing levels.

Created more than eight years ago as the first English-language television network for U.S. Latinos, nuvoTV is an independent network that currently reaches more than 30 million homes with popular, culturally-relevant and compelling content. nuvoTV creates programming for today’s U.S. Latinos, the fastest growing and increasingly influential demographic in America.

About nuvoTV

nuvoTV (www.mynuvotv.com) is the first and only English-language television network created for American bi-cultural Latinos, 18-49. Vibrant. Bold. Driven. nuvoTV embodies the spirit and lifestyle of today’s Latino audience. From lifestyle and comedy to music and movies, nuvoTV’s unique line-up of original programming is all shot in high-definition.

nuvoTV is available nationwide on DISH Network, most major U.S. markets (Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Chicago and San Francisco/Bay Area, among others), as well as all of the top 15 Hispanic DMAs. Major distribution partners include AT&T U-verse, Comcast, Cox, Dish Network, Time Warner Cable and Verizon FiOS.

Follow nuvoTV on Twitter and join the conversation: @mynuvoTV  #nuvoTV

“Like” us on Facebook at: Facebook.com/nuvoTV: www.facebook.com/nuvoTV

Photos are available at www.mynuvotv.com/press.

About Jennifer Lopez/Nuyorican Productions

Actress, entertainer, music artist, film and TV producer, fashion designer, entrepreneur and humanitarian, Jennifer Lopez has been called one of the most powerful and celebrated celebrities in entertainment. Forbes Magazine named her the #1 Most Powerful Celebrity in the World in 2012. With an unmatched global appeal, Lopez has racked up more than $1.4 billion in worldwide box office receipts (Box Office Mojo). She is an award-winning TV personality through participation on “American Idol,” the #1 Most Watched U.S. television series of 2010 – 2012. The Jennifer Lopez brand has achieved historic and record-breaking proportions and her fragrances have become the most successful celebrity line in the world with sales exceeding $2 billion.

For more information, please contact:
Anna Vrechek
Edelman PR for nuvoTV
Email: anna.vrechek@edelman.com 
Phone: 323-202-1908

Yannina Diaz
nuvoTV
Email: ydiaz@mynuvotv.com
Phone: 323-543-2735

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MegaTV y SBS Radio conmemorará el undécimo aniversario del 11 de Septiembre con un emotivo programa especial: "Septiembre 11 9/11: Una Huella Imborrable en los Corazones"

MIAMI, 11 de septiembre de 2012 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — MegaTV y las estaciones de SBS Radio, anunciaron hoy sus planes de cobertura del Undécimo Aniversario de los atentados terroristas del 11 de Septiembre. MegaTV trasmitirá hoy martes 11 de septiembre, a las 6 p.m. (ET)- 5 p.m. (CT), un programa especial titulado “Septiembre 11 9/11: Una Huella Imborrable en los Corazones”, realizado por la periodista María Alejandra Requena, la cual cubrió en el día de hoy los actos de conmemoración que se realizaron en el sur de la Florida.

Once años después del ataque más grande que haya sufrido los Estados Unidos de América, sobrevivientes y familiares de las victimas rememoran y evocan los sentimientos de aquella mañana en que el fantasma del terrorismo hizo cambiar el rumbo del mundo.

Las cámaras de MegaTV acceden en exclusiva al Memorial del 9/11, mostrando en imágenes el sitio con el que Nueva York recordará eternamente a las víctimas de los atentados terroristas.

En los actos de conmemoración realizados en el Tropical Park de Miami, Florida. estuvieron presente las cámaras de MegaTV entre los entrevistados para el especial están oficiales del Condado Miami Dade, como su alcalde Carlos Giménez y varios bomberos de la Ciudad de Miami, quienes recordaron los momentos de terror que se vivieron en todo el país.

Además María Alejandra Requena contará con el testimonio de Henry Jorge un reconocido instructor de vuelo en el sur de la Florida, el cual le dio clases de aviación a dos de los terroristas que perpetraron las Torres Gemelas en Nueva York. Las experiencias vividas por parte del Señor Jorge serán reveladas esta tarde a las 6 p.m. (ET)- 5 p.m. (CT) en exclusiva.

Los reportajes especiales abordan detalles y brindan información nunca antes vista en la televisión en español sobre la reconstrucción de la llamada Zona Cero, donde más de 2,800 personas perdieron la vida aquel fatídico 11 de Septiembre del 2001, y donde hoy renace la nueva Torre de la Libertad y el Memorial para recordar a las víctimas caídas en la tragedia.

En este especial MegaTV y las emisoras de SBS Radio tienen acceso exclusivo a las obras de construcción del nuevo World Trade Center, un proyecto valorado en más de 11 mil millones de dólares, el más costoso de la historia de todo el continente americano. La reconocida periodista María Alejandra Requena, durante el especial presentará imágenes de la nueva Freedom Tower, mostrando las características de lo que muchos expertos consideran ya como el edificio más protegido del mundo.

Requena les presenta a los televidentes las imágenes de las dos fuentes gigantes construidas en el lugar exacto donde se levantaban las Torres Gemelas, y en cuyos bordes de bronce se pueden leer los nombres de todas las victimas del 9/11.

“Han pasado once años y el trágico suceso del 11 de septiembre ha hecho que familiares de las victimas y sobrevivientes de esta tragedia mantengan encendida en sus corazones la llama de la esperanza. La Zona Cero se levanta de las cenizas y con esto el complejo financiero mas conocido del mundo volverá a tener esa fama del lugar que fue y desapareció en un abrir y cerrar de ojos. Este será el nuevo World Trade Center”, afirmó María Alejandra Requena.

“Ni la majestuosidad de la nueva Torre de la Libertad, ni el ir y venir callado de los cientos de hombres que hoy reconstruyen la Zona Cero, impidieron que mi alma volviera a sobrecogerse como aquel 11 de Septiembre de 2001. Un crimen imperdonable”.Afirmo Jesús Salas, Vicepresidente Ejecutivo de Programación y Coordinación de Multiplataformas de SBS Radio desde las oficinas de SBS en Miami, Florida.

No se pierda este gran especial “9/11: Una Huella Imborrable en los Corazones”, presentado por la periodista María Alejandra Requena el hoy martes 11 de septiembre a las 6 p.m. (ET)- 5 p.m. (CT) por MegaTV.

Dónde: MegaTV: canal 22 en Miami, canal 55 Houston, TX, canal 169 de DIRECTV en Puerto Rico. Canal 405 de DIRECTV en las principales ciudades de los Estados Unidos, canal 25 en Dallas,TX, Verizon Fios, canal 466 en Tampa, FL, Verizon Fios, canal 466 en NY, NJ y Greenwich, CT en Verizon Fios, Verizon Fios, canal 473 en Los Ángeles, CA y canal 3008 de AT&T U-verse en las principales ciudades de los Estados Unidos.

www.mega.tv
www.lamusica.com

Acerca de Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc.

Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. es la mayor compañía de medios y entretenimiento cotizada en bolsa controlada por hispanos en los Estados Unidos. SBS es propietaria y/o opera 21 estaciones de radio situadas en los principales mercados hispanos de los Estados Unidos de Nueva York, Los Ángeles, Miami, Chicago, San Francisco y Puerto Rico, transmitiendo los géneros de formato Tropical, Mexicano Regional, Adulto Contemporáneo en Español y Urbano. SBS tiene 3 de las 6 principales estaciones en español del país, entre ellas la estación en español número uno en los Estados Unidos, WSKQ-FM en Nueva York (WPAT ocupa el tercer lugar y KLAX el sexto). La Compañía también es propietaria y opera MegaTV, una operación de televisión con distribución en señal abierta, cable y satélite y afiliadas en los Estados Unidos y Puerto Rico. SBS también produce eventos y conciertos en vivo en todo el país y opera LaMusica.com, un sitio bilingüe en línea, en español y en inglés, relacionado con la música, el entretenimiento, noticias y la cultura latina. El sitio Web corporativo de la Compañía está en www.spanishbroadcasting.com.

NOTA A LOS REDACTORES: Una imagen de alta resolución está disponible en: http://www.hispanicprwire.com/home.php?l=es

CONTACTO:  Vladimir Gomez, Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc., Director, Mercadeo  y Comunicaciones , +1-305-644-4817, vgomez@mega.tv

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New Study Finds Overall Mobile Satisfaction is Driven by Manufacturers…Not Carriers

BOSTON, Sept. 11, 2012 — Mobile phone satisfaction among IT service professionals is heavily driven by the device itself – far more than the wireless provider. At least that’s what OnForce, the company that’s changing the way that IT field service is delivered, uncovered in its recent survey of nearly 900 IT service professionals.

The study, conducted just last month, found that when it comes to overall satisfaction, AT&T and Verizon are in a dead heat, with Sprint a distant third. In fact, only 55 percent of Sprint customers surveyed are ‘very satisfied’ overall with their mobile experience, compared to 67 percent of AT&T customers and 66 percent of Verizon customers.

However, a customer’s overall satisfaction comes from a blend of experiences, and deeper analysis uncovered some dramatic differences in satisfaction levels – especially when asked about the service a carrier provides. 

While AT&T appears to have a slight advantage in overall satisfaction, AT&T customers are not happy with the service itself. Only 35 percent of AT&T customers reported being ‘very satisfied’ with the service compared to 58 percent for Verizon, 41 percent for T-Mobile and 35 percent for Sprint.

So why are AT&T customers the most satisfied overall, but disappointed in the carrier’s service?  It comes down to the battle between iPhone and Android.

iPhone customers, regardless of carrier, were substantially more satisfied in 10 of 11 functionality categories we surveyed. The only area where Android users expressed more satisfaction than iPhone users was on maps and directions – functionality Apple is improving in iOS 6. 

Even more telling are the Net Promoter™ scores OnForce’s survey uncovered, where iOS came in at 69, well ahead of Android at just 27.

“The Net Promoter results are surprising,” said Peter Cannone, CEO of OnForce. “IT field techs tend to be on the leading edge and often prefer open systems like Linux and Android. However, based on our findings, significantly more technicians are likely to recommend iOS to a friend or colleague than Android.”

From this data, it seems reasonable to conclude that AT&T’s early exclusive deal with Apple has had a very positive impact on overall satisfaction ratings, helping to mask AT&T’s weakness in carrier satisfaction. Fully 67 percent of AT&T customers use the iPhone, compared to only 33 percent of Verizon customers. 

“Apple’s strength in the mobile market for the IT service community is clearly driven by the experience the iPhone delivers,” said Cannone. “Since AT&T no longer has iPhone exclusivity, the carrier risks losing market share.”

In fact, based on those surveyed, once existing contracts expire, AT&T is likely to lose approximately 10 percent of iPhone users to competitors like Verizon and Sprint.

Apple Leads, But Samsung’s Gaining Momentum
Apple continues to be the most popular mobile device manufacturer for IT service professionals, owning approximately 35 percent of the market, but Samsung (currently at 20 percent) is building momentum. 

According to the study, both Apple and Samsung can expect to see a slight increase in market share, rising to 38 and 23 percent, respectively. That said, the recent patent infringement ruling against Samsung could have a significant impact on the company’s growth and adoption. It’s interesting to note that current Samsung customers had the second lowest overall satisfaction with their mobile phone (BlackBerry was lowest) with only about half of current Samsung users ‘very satisfied.’

In part, Samsung’s growing popularity seems to be due to the sheer number of options Samsung provides. Among survey respondents who listed an exact phone model, there were 32 distinct Samsung phones – far more than any other manufacturer. 

“We’ve seen a steady increase in Android usage amongst our community over the past year, but that could change quickly with new hardware and software developments on the horizon for Apple, and the majority of IT service technicians indicating that their next mobile device will be an Apple device,” added Cannone. “Regardless, we’ve seen huge demand for our recently launched Android application, which is running on 247 distinct hardware/OS version combinations – further demonstrating the incredible variety of Android devices.”

Service technicians on the OnForce platform currently use OnForce’s iPhone and Android mobile applications to complete on-site IT service work. For more information about OnForce, visit us at www.OnForce.com.

About OnForce
OnForce is the #1 source for on-site tech talent in the cloud. By partnering with OnForce, service buyers can connect with thousands of highly skilled service professionals to fulfill on-site work throughout the US and Canada. With nearly 2 million service events completed, OnForce is a proven and trusted solution. Service buyers can gain extensive geographic coverage, lower service costs, extend skill-sets, and generate new streams of revenue on demand. The company supports more than 20 IT and CE categories, such as computers, printers, networking, VoIP, Point of Sale, and more. OnForce is the partner in service. For additional information, please visit www.onforce.com.

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MobiTV Offers Efficient, Global Network DVR as Standalone Licensable Solution to Service Providers

EMERYVILLE, Calif., July 19, 2012 — MobiTV, a global leader in enabling delivery of live and on-demand TV Everywhere, announced today that its innovative network DVR will be released as a standalone licensable solution to service providers. The MobiTV nDVR successfully navigates complex rights management across countries by efficiently configuring for any of the governing international rules. Available to cable television service providers, wireless carriers and other network operators, MobiTV’s nDVR was developed and, previously, exclusively available only as an element of MobiTV’s end-to-end multiscreen platform.

Network DVR allows viewers to record and store television content in the cloud, rather than on a DVR box in their home. As a result, consumers can record an unlimited number of programs at any time and retrieve them anywhere, inside or outside the home, on connected devices.

For example, instead of investing in costly set-top boxes for subscribers, service providers can send them a “thin” box that requires only an Internet connection and HDMI cable to interface with the cloud-hosted nDVR system. Moreover, since nDVR does not store programming on the device in the home, it untethers consumers so that they may watch the content anytime, anywhere.  

MobiTV has uniquely implemented several modes for recording and storage to accommodate user and content rights for geographies around the world:

  1. Master copies – Constant recording of a single, cloud-based master copy of all channels offered by a service provider that can be accessed by consumers. This configuration does not require the viewer to initiate recordings and, in effect, offers “catch-up TV” and video-on-demand for any program across multiple authorized devices, since all channels are continuously recorded.
  2. Personal copies – Individual programs are written to a cloud-based storage area for the individual subscriber, with a pre-designated configurable amount of available storage. When combined with MobiTV’s DRM solution, personal copies are secured, fully cacheable and support scalable and efficient delivery.

MobiTV’s patent-pending technology has been developed for efficient, scalable storage and distribution that extends beyond the write limitations of a single storage system. As such, it’s able to handle the terabytes of data-per-second required to support mass-market deployments using standard off-the-shelf storage and server equipment. This incomparable offering allows for organic scaling that can efficiently span multiple geographical points.

“Rights management has long been a difficult process for service operators to navigate on an international scale,” said MobiTV CEO Charlie Nooney. “The MobiTV nDVR removes barriers for operators and provides the solution for a true TV Everywhere experience.”

Current international digital rights management for cloud-based DVR systems is a complex set of rules. The MobiTV nDVR is a policies-based system that enables network operators to honor restricted digital rights requirements, permitting recording inside or outside the home as the rights allow. As rules governing rights management are fluid, the “future-proof” technology within MobiTV nDVR seamlessly shifts policies to comply with new rules instead of needing to deploy new solutions. The licensable solution thus enables service providers the ability to deliver TV and video across countries and rights management obstacles.  

About MobiTV, Inc.
Founded in 2000, MobiTV, Inc. is a leading provider of comprehensive managed multiscreen services that deliver live and on-demand television and related media content across mobile devices, tablets, personal computers and other IP-enabled consumer electronics.  

The MobiTV TV Everywhere solution, as an end-to-end managed service that leverages its cloud-based video distribution platform, helps TV service providers reduce time to market and costs associated with deployment and operations.  The solution, available internationally, allows the company to efficiently and reliably deliver high-quality television and video solutions anytime, anywhere, on any device.

The MobiTV platform powers live TV and on-demand video across multiple screens for operators worldwide including AT&T U-Verse Live TV, Sprint TV, NFL Mobile on Verizon, T-Mobile TV, US Cellular TV and TELUS Mobile TV.

PR Contact
Tracey Parry
650-691-7300
MobiTV@airfoilpr.com

SOURCE MobiTV, Inc.



Customer Demands Drive Website Relaunch

CAMARILLO, Calif., July 18, 2012 — In response to customer demands for easier and instantaneous access to information, Providea Conferencing, LLC, a leading global provider of visual collaboration and telepresence technology solutions today announced the launch of their new website. As part of the organization’s ongoing efforts to enhance branding and the quality and availability of information to customers and visitors worldwide, the new website not only features a new modern design, but is optimized for SEO, has expanded resources, quicker and easier navigation and enhanced content on Providea and their top OEM Partners.

“Three important trends are shaping the video conferencing industry cloud solutions, unified communications and mobile applications,” said Todd Luttinger, President and CEO of Providea Conferencing.  “Together, these trends are driving rapid innovation and accelerating the pervasiveness of video ultimately changing how businesses and industries collaborate worldwide.  The launch of the new website underscores Providea’s thought leadership and response to a market that is continually evolving,” adds Luttinger.

“It is time to take our online and social media presence to the next level,” said Jill Price, Executive Vice President, Global Sales & Marketing at Providea.  “This site offers intelligible information for our customers and visitors and represents the strategic position Providea is taking in the marketplace.  Reflective of our new tagline, Collaboration Made Easy, the site illustrates how Providea, through partner relationships and our portfolio of end-to-end services, makes video and collaborative technologies easy for everyone,” adds Price.

With SEO optimization, improved navigation and enhanced resources, www.provideallc.com provides a comprehensive view of Providea Conferencing and an industry leading resource for information on the video, telepresence and collaboration industry.

About Providea:

Headquartered in Camarillo, CA, with offices nationwide and internationally in the United Kingdom, Providea Conferencing is a leading global provider of visual collaboration and telepresence technology solutions.  End-to-end expertise encompasses video endpoints, infrastructure, multimedia, UC Integration and a strong portfolio of network, professional and managed service offerings.  Representing the top manufacturers and network carriers in the industry, including Cisco, Polycom, LifeSize, AT&T and Masergy, we are uniquely positioned in the video conferencing and telepresence marketplace as a true single-vendor solution provider.  Today, Providea brings video conferencing solutions to thousands of customers spanning across a range of industries including financial, legal, technology, healthcare, entertainment, education and state and local government agencies.

Providea Conferencing, LLC, the Providea logo and other Providea marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Providea Conferencing, LLC. For more information on Providea visit www.provideallc.com

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Lights, Camera, Action: Learning Is In Session This Summer As Teens Produce Feature Film To Benefit Boys & Girls Club, A First Of Its Kind Collaboration

CHICAGO, July 18, 2012 — Thanks to significant support from AT&T and Taco Bell Foundation for Teens’ Graduate to Go initiative, Dreaming Tree Foundation and Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) are giving more than 200 youth a unique experience to create a feature film this summer that will benefit BGCA’s youth education efforts.

The feature film called “The Stream” – a coming-of-age family comedy set in 1981 – began filming July 16th in Philadelphia, PA with some 200 teens from Boys & Girls Clubs across the country working on the film.  Each crew of teens will be mentored on-set by film pros as they collectively create the film. Youth will work directly with celebrities (TBA) who will add their star power and show their belief in the cause by appearing in the film.

The film will premiere nationwide in winter 2013 with a significant portion of the producer’s income benefiting Boys & Girls Clubs youth education efforts.  Just by watching or renting the film, millions across America can support BGCA’s efforts to curb America’s dropout epidemic. This national crisis affects 7,000 American teenagers daily resulting in some 1,200,000 students each year that don’t graduate with their class. 

Beth Shiroishi, AT&T vice president of Sustainability and Philanthropy, said that AT&T is supporting the program as part of AT&T Aspire, a $350 million initiative to help more students graduate from high school prepared for college or careers. “We’re looking to find new ways to engage students in their education and get them excited about learning as part of our AT&T Aspire initiative. The Fresh Films Feature provides students with the interactive, hands on experience they need to connect their learning to real world opportunities and possible future careers,” she said.

The Taco Bell Foundation for Teens also joins the project as part of its Graduate to Go initiative, a national program to motivate teens to graduate high school and reach their full potential in life.  Graduate to Go funds more than 350 real-world experiences annually that provide teens with college, career and leadership opportunities. “Making a movie is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for these teens, and Graduate to Go is proud to be one of the forces behind this project,” said Greg Creed, chief executive officer, Taco Bell Corp. and chairman, Taco Bell Foundation for Teens.  “We’re also excited about the film’s potential to raise funds for dropout prevention programs at Boys & Girls Clubs of America and continue making an impact on teens’ lives well beyond its release.

AT&T and Taco Bell Foundation for Teens’ Graduate to Go Initiative, along with Century 21, Shure Incorporated, ComEd an Exelon corporation, and ITW, teamed up with the Dreaming Tree Foundation to create the film to support BGCA because they all share a commitment to youth.  The film is part of Dreaming Tree’s Fresh Films initiative that has been engaging teens behind the camera since 2004.

Frank Sanchez, vice president, sports, entertainment and alumni development for the BGCA added, “Summer break provides us with a very unique opportunity to engage youth in exciting learning opportunities outside the classroom which we believe will encourage their return to the classroom this September. It’s important that learning doesn’t stop when the school bell rings or school gets out for summer, because youth cannot afford to take a vacation from learning if they want to be successful.”

In early 2013, “The Stream” will debut nationwide in theatres and on DVD. A large portion of the revenue generated from the film will support Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s efforts to combat the high school dropout crisis that claims one million kids each year – 28.3% of all teens. 

ABOUT AT&T

For more than 25 years, AT&T and the AT&T Foundation have been committed to strengthening communities through advancing education. In 2008, we launched AT&T Aspire, specifically focused on confronting the high school dropout crisis to help ensure that students graduate prepared for the future challenges of continuing education and the workforce. An educated workforce for the future is not only critical to the success of our nation, but to the success of our company as well. We need these students to power the possibility economy of today — and more importantly — of tomorrow.

ABOUT TACO BELL FOUNDATION FOR TEENS

The Taco Bell Foundation, Inc., also known as the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens, a non-profit 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation, is committed to addressing the growing number of high school dropouts in the U.S.  Through its Graduate to Go initiative, the Foundation funds real-world experiences, such as job training and college preparation, proven to motivate teens to stay in school.  Each year, Graduate to Go serves more than 100,000 teens through programs including its Graduate to Go Multi-Media Studios, Graduate to Go Business Camp, and the National Keystone leadership program.  Since 1995, more than $30 million has been donated to support teen programs at Boys & Girls Clubs of America and other teen-serving organizations with the help of on-going customer, franchisee and employee donations. For more information about Graduate to Go, visit www.graduatetogo.com, and find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GraduateToGo.

ABOUT FRESH FILMS & DREAMING TREE FOUNDATION

Since 2004 Dreaming Tree Foundation’s Fresh Films program has been giving thousands of youth from cities coast to coast the chance to put their creativity and their confidence to action by creating films and documentaries that premiere nationwide. More than just movie magic, the Fresh Films program is about inspiring youth to realize their potential and see that any dream is within their reach – all through the lens of film, technology and art.  For more information visit: http://www.dreamingtreefoundation.org or http://www.fresh-films.com

ABOUT BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF AMERICA

For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (GreatFutures.org) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens.  Today, nearly 4,000 Clubs serve 4.1 million young people through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native American lands throughout the country. Children and families of the U.S. Armed Services receive Club programs and support through BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers located on U.S. military installations worldwide. Clubs provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun and friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Club programs promote academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 57 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at http://bgca.org/facebook and http://bgca.org/twitter.

SOURCE Dreaming Tree Foundation



GSMA and WAC join forces to accelerate mobile applications market

LONDON, July 17, 2012 — The GSMA today announced that it has reached an agreement to integrate the major programmes and initiatives driven by the Wholesale Applications Community (WAC) into the GSMA. Further to this agreement, Apigee, a leading provider of API products and services, has acquired the technology assets of WAC. Apigee will continue to develop and evolve the WAC Web Run Time and network application programming interfaces (APIs) and will provide these assets as a managed service to the GSMA and its mobile operator members.

“Since its inception, WAC has been committed to simplifying the developer experience and fostering innovation through an open web run time and cross-operator API platform,” said Franco Bernabe, Chairman, GSMA and Chairman and CEO, Telecom Italia Group. “They have made strong progress, with operators deploying WAC apps and utilising the WAC Payment API. By integrating WAC into the GSMA, we will be able to scale this across our full membership, assisting operators around the world to better serve their customers.”

In February, WAC launched its Payment API, an operator billing service that enables customers to pay for digital goods via their operator bill. WAC’s Payment API offers developers an easy way to monetise their applications across a range of platforms and technologies, using a reliable, cross-operator billing service. The WAC Payment API has launched or is in trial with leading operators including AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, KT, LGU+, SK Telecom, Smart Communications, Telefonica and Telenor, and is in development with a further 12 operators. The WAC Web Run Time has been enabled on approximately 12 million devices to date with a successful deployment by operators including KT, LGU+, SK Telecom and Smart Communications.

“We are very proud of the work that the team has done in developing and incubating an open, web-based platform that can run applications and utilise network APIs across multiple devices and operating systems,” said Michel Combes, Chairman, WAC. “Now we are excited to move on to the next stage of our development with the GSMA and their ability to make this technology available to their 800 operator members worldwide.”

“AT&T is pleased to be supporting the network API project as it transitions into the GSMA,” said John Donovan, Senior Executive Vice President – AT&T Technology and Network Operations. “Our industry needs a cross-operator solution for network and operator-based APIs such as messaging, billing and authentication. This will enable consumers to experience more compelling applications and reap the benefits of the mobile Internet.”

“The WAC Web Run Time, based on HTML5 technology, has demonstrated the possibilities for delivering cross-operating system applications,” said Dr. Terry Ahn, Executive Vice President of Mobile Business Group of KT. “With HTML5, we believe our developers can easily adapt from one platform to another and provide our customers with the greater usage of applications across multiple devices and multiple screens.”

About the GSMA

The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide. Spanning more than 220 countries, the GSMA unites nearly 800 of the world’s mobile operators, as well as more than 200 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset makers, software companies, equipment providers, Internet companies, and media and entertainment organisations. The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as the Mobile World Congress and Mobile Asia Expo. 

For more information, please visit the GSMA corporate website at www.gsma.com or Mobile World Live, the online portal for the mobile communications industry, at www.mobileworldlive.com. 

SOURCE GSMA



AT&T Brings More Second-Screen Features, Content To U-verse Customers on iPhone, iPad & iPod touch, and Online

DALLAS, July 9, 2012 — The remote control is no longer the main device sitting next to you on the couch. Your iPhone or iPad is quickly becoming an integral part of TV watching, and AT&T* U-verse® TV customers now have access to several new features and content that bring their TV and wireless experiences together, including:

  • An expanded lineup of on demand premium and TV content available through the U-verse App for iPhone and iPod touch and AT&T U-verse App for iPad at no extra charge, including HBO®, Cinemax®, HBO, STARZ, ENCORE, MOVIEPLEX and Music Choice videos.
  • The ability to now link your iPad to your U-verse TV receiver with the AT&T U-verse App to access up to the minute sports companion content and scores from various leagues for today’s games, a review of yesterday’s games, and to see who is playing tomorrow.
  • The ability to now share information about what you are watching with friends on Facebook, and now, on Twitter through the AT&T U-verse App for iPad.
  • The ability to use your iPhone or iPod touch to control your U-verse TV with a full-featured, intuitive U-verse remote control with channel, guide, DVR, interactive app and on-demand controls, now available on the U-verse App for iPhone and iPod touch. The capability is already available today with the AT&T U-verse App for iPad.

AT&T also continues to add more content on U-verse.com, with live feeds from FOX News Channel and FOX Business Network. The networks are now available for U-verse TV customers, who already receive the service at home, when they log-in to the site.

“The second-screen complements and enhances TV by letting viewers explore and have a deeper experience with the content they care about, on the device they use most.” said Jeff Weber, President of Content and Advertising Sales, AT&T Home Solutions. “With our U-verse apps, you can pull up more info about shows, share about what you’re watching, and whether you’re in or outside the home, you can access compelling content. And it’s included as part of your U-verse TV packages.”

The U-verse App is available for free from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore. The AT&T U-verse App is available for free from the App Store on iPad or at www.itunes.com/appstore.

AT&T U-verse TV was the fastest growing TV service in the country in 2011** and is the only 100 percent Internet Protocol-based television (IPTV) service offered by a national service provider. And AT&T U-verse TV ranked “Highest in Residential Television Service Satisfaction in the North Central, South and West Regions,” according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2011 Residential Television Service Provider Satisfaction Studies(SM).

For additional information on AT&T U-verse — or to find out if it’s available in your area — visit www.att.com/u-verse.

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

** Claim based on comparison of major TV providers’ percentage growth in subscriber counts and national market share data.

About AT&T

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile broadband and emerging 4G capabilities, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries.  It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T │DIRECTV brands. The company’s suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world.

Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at http://www.att.com.  This AT&T news release and other announcements are available at http://www.att.com/newsroom and as part of an RSS feed at www.att.com/rss. Or follow our news on Twitter at @ATT.

© 2012 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. Mobile broadband not available in all areas. AT&T, the AT&T logo and all other marks contained herein are trademarks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies. All other marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

AT&T U-verse received the highest numerical score among television service providers in the North Central, South and West regions in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2011 Residential Television Service Satisfaction Study(SM). Study based on 23,880 total responses from measuring 12 providers in the North Central region (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI), 13 providers in the South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KS, KY, LA, MS, MO, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX), and 10 providers in the West (AZ, CA, CO, ID, IA, MN, MT, NE, NV, NM, ND, OR, SD, UT, WA, WY) and measures consumer satisfaction with television service. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed in Nov. 2010, Jan. 2011, April 2011 and July 2011. Your experiences may vary.  Visit jdpower.com

Geographic and service restrictions apply to AT&T U-verse services. Call or go to www.uverse.att.com to see if you qualify.  U-verse Apps: Access to select content requires compatible device, qualifying U-verse TV plan and WiFi connection and/or cellular data connection.  Available content may vary by device and/or U-verse TV plan and is subject to change.  Data charges may apply. AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet service is required to connect a qualifying device to an AT&T U-verse receiver for complementary content and/or remote control functionality. 

SOURCE AT&T Inc.



AT&T Reaches Agreement With AMC Networks

DALLAS, July 1, 2012 – AT&T* has reached a fair distribution agreement with AMC Networks for AMC, IFC, Sundance and WE tv. The deal was reached on Sunday, July 1, and will keep AMC Networks available on U-verse TV. Details of the agreement were not disclosed. AT&T provided the following update:

“It was important to us on behalf of our U-verse TV customers to come to a positive resolution as quickly as possible. We appreciate everyone’s willingness to make that happen, working diligently over the weekend, so customers can continue to enjoy the programming they love on U-verse, the fastest growing TV service in the country,” said Jeff Weber, President of Content and Advertising Sales, AT&T.

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

About AT&T
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile broadband and emerging 4G capabilities, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries.  It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T │DIRECTV brands. The company’s suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world.

Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at http://www.att.com.  This AT&T news release and other announcements are available at http://www.att.com/newsroom and as part of an RSS feed at www.att.com/rss. Or follow our news on Twitter at @ATT.

© 2012 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. Mobile broadband not available in all areas. AT&T, the AT&T logo and all other marks contained herein are trademarks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies. All other marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

Geographic and service restrictions apply to AT&T U-verse services. Call or go to www.uverse.att.com to see if you qualify. 

SOURCE AT&T Inc.

AT&T To Offer Relay Services In The State Of Colorado

DENVER, June 29, 2012AT&T* today announced it will provide Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) to the state of Colorado. The company brings skilled relay operators, advanced technology and 25 years of experience in providing high quality traditional relay services. 

“We appreciate the opportunity to provide the citizens of Colorado with telecommunications relay services that enable them to better communicate,” said Eileen Hansen, Assistant Vice President, AT&T Customer Information Services.

Relay Colorado can be accessed by dialing 7-1-1 or direct-dialed toll-free numbers and is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. AT&T will provide both Text Telephone (TTY) services where users communicate through trained relay operators, and Captioned Telephone (CapTel) services, where users can listen and read word-for-word captions of the phone conversations.

For more information about AT&T as the new Colorado Relay Service provider, please visit RelayColorado.com.

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

About AT&T
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile broadband and emerging 4G capabilities, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries.  It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T │DIRECTV brands. The company’s suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising. 

Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at http://www.att.com.  This AT&T news release and other announcements are available at http://www.att.com/newsroom and as part of an RSS feed at www.att.com/rss. Or follow our news on Twitter at @ATT.

© 2012 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. Mobile broadband not available in all areas. AT&T, the AT&T logo and all other marks contained herein are trademarks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies. All other marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

SOURCE AT&T Inc.

Acceller promotes Miguel Parra to Chief Technology Officer

MIAMI, June 19, 2012 – Acceller, Inc., a marketing and technology partner in the digital services industry, showed its commitment to staying ahead of the competition by promoting Miguel Parra to Chief Technology Officer. Acceller is dedicated to having the best technology platform in the industry, allowing for the most agile business processes.

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Parra’s new role will take ownership of the technology, partner support and technology operations departments within Acceller. The creation of this role will allow for better alignment between all technology departments and Acceller’s overall business strategy.

“Miguel will be able to drive the continual enhancements of our technology offerings and our growing technology team,” said Acceller CEO and Founder Steve McKean. “We’re excited about the present and the future of Acceller, and Miguel has been a key team member for us.”

Acceller is a partner with the nation’s leading digital service providers that enriches their marketing and distribution channels. Acceller also has a framework of channel partners that leverage Acceller’s technology and marketing insight to deliver consumer value and drive incremental revenue.

“Acceller’s technology platform has been a valuable solution to digital service providers, channel partners and consumers alike,” said Parra. “I’m happy to take the lead in driving continual solutions for Acceller from a technological perspective.”

Previously, Parra was Vice President of Software Development for Acceller. His long-term vision helped define and implement a continuous delivery cycle to support the company’s technological advancements.

About Acceller

Acceller is a leading aggregator of Internet, television, phone, and other home services to consumers. Acceller’s innovative comparison shopping platform at DigitalLanding.com, enables customers to easily shop for digital services, compare offers, and place orders directly to leading providers; including ADT, Charter, Comcast, Cox, AT&T, Time Warner Cable and Verizon.

Acceller’s innovative ecommerce platform powers consumer portals, including the Digital Landing resource for TV, Internet and related services, an XFINITY services locator, and an AT&T site for the latest U-Verse offers.

Contact: Anna Cruz-Morales
Phone: (305) 265-0136
Email: media@acceller.com

SOURCE Acceller, Inc.

Receive MyForce – The Mobile Bodyguard – Free For 30 Days

DENVER, June 19, 2012 — MyForce—the mobile bodyguard that arms users against danger with one touch sent from any iPhone, Android or BlackBerry smartphone —is now offering its service at no cost for 30 days risk-free to all new subscribers. MyForce’s service is currently available for a monthly or yearly subscription. The risk-free 30-day trial was implemented by MyForce as a way for new or curious individuals to experience the seamless functionality, develop their online safety profile, and try the service before fully committing to a monthly or yearly subscription.

In addition to the trial period, MyForce is launching a refer-a-friend program which allows subscribers to earn a $30 gift card to Amazon, PayPal, iTunes or Starbucks when a friend purchases an annual subscription through their referral. The friend will also receive $30 off the first year of an annual subscription.

To subscribe to MyForce, simply visit MyForce.com and click “Register Now.” Register a monthly term for $11.99 or an annual term for $119.99. Each additional annual subscription is $69.99.

About MyForce
MyForce is the mobile bodyguard that arms users against danger with one touch sent from any iPhone, Android or BlackBerry smartphone, and works across all carrier networks. MyForce gives users confidence and security against threats and provides families with freedom from worry.  The MyForce service is available on a monthly or annual subscription. MyForce has successfully passed AT&T’s Enterprise Software Certification Program confirming that the solution’s performance, user interface, data integrity, application security and data transmission all meet or exceed AT&T usability guidelines.  

Contact: Becca Bijoch
Lola Red PR | 612.333.1723

SOURCE MyForce

Experience HD Entertainment Everywhere with Xperia™ ion from Sony, Available Exclusively at AT&T June 24

DALLAS, June 14, 2012 – Entertainment fans longing for a better mobile HD experience will soon have an all-new 4G LTE Android smartphone to covet as the Xperia ion from Sony arrives exclusively in all AT&T* channels June 24.  The new Xperia ion builds on Sony’s reputation as an innovator and leader in imaging and entertainment and costs just $99.99 with a two-year agreement.

AT&T customers have access to the nation’s largest 4G network, covering more than 260 million people. As 4G LTE expands, AT&T customers are able to enjoy a widespread, ultra-fast and consistent 4G experience on their compatible device as they move in and out of LTE areas. AT&T has two 4G networks that work together for customers, LTE and HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul. With other carriers, when you travel outside of their LTE coverage area, you’re on a much slower 3G network.

Sony’s first 4G LTE smartphone comes with a 4.6-inch HD Reality display (1280 x 720), as well as the ability to view HD content on the big screen via HDMI. The HDMI connection also opens the Xperia ion’s TV launcher, a customizable home screen carousel of application shortcuts. You can navigate the TV launcher and the rest of the Xperia ion’s menus at your convenience using your TV’s remote control.***

Shutterbugs will love the Xperia ion’s 12-megapixel Fast Capture camera and quick launch feature to seize life’s unexpected moments. With its dedicated camera button, the Xperia ion swiftly goes from standby to first camera shot in just 1.5 seconds and then from shot-to-shot in less than a second, ensuring you don’t miss a moment.  Xperia ion boasts all-around HD video recording, so whether capturing memories or video chatting, you can be sure to have high-quality video on the go using either your rear or front-facing cameras.

Xperia ion is complemented by SmartTags****, which let you do things you normally do on your phone, but more quickly and easily, with just one tap.  Using near field communication technology, SmartTags let you store device preferences for a variety of locations and situations – like opening and controlling volume on the music player if you head out for a run, turning on GPS and Bluetooth in the car or turning on your alarm and silencing your ringer at night. 

Sony Entertainment on the Go
Taking your music and videos with you everywhere just got easier than ever thanks to the Sony Entertainment Network (SEN). Sony Music Unlimited** puts a global catalog of more than 12 million songs at your fingertips, and Sony Video Unlimited** makes sure there is never a dull moment with the latest Hollywood blockbusters and TV shows from all major studios available for you to rent or buy.

For the Xperia ion, both Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited are available for download from the Google Play store.  AT&T customers who buy the Xperia ion will get to try the premium service level of Music Unlimited free for thirty days.  The Xperia ion is also ready for advanced gaming as it is PlayStation® Certified. The hardware is optimized to deliver an exceptional gaming experience and users will have future access to PlayStation titles as the catalog is developed.  With so much entertainment to be enjoyed, the Xperia ion comes with plenty of internal memory, with the option to add up to 32GB external (microSD™) memory.

For more information, customers can visit http://www.att.com/aboutus.

Key Specs:

  • 4.6″ (measured diagonally) 720p HD Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine for unbeatable HD viewing
  • HD imaging excellence from Sony: 12MP camera with Exmor R™ for Mobile camera sensor, 1080p HD video recording on primary camera, 720p HD front-facing chat camera
  • Easy multi-screen connectivity with HDMI and DLNA®
  • 1.5Ghz dual core processor
  • 16GB internal memory with microSD™ expansion slot supports up to 32GB
  • PlayStation Certified for high quality mobile gaming

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
**Data rates apply.
***Compatible with Bravia Sync enabled devices.  Limited functionality supported on most HDMI enabled TV’s.
****SmartTags sold separately.

Limited 4G LTE availability in select markets.  4G speeds delivered by LTE, or HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul, where available.  Deployment ongoing.  Compatible device and data plan required. LTE is a trademark of ETSI.  Learn more at att.com/network.

Limited-time offer. Sony Xperia ion requires a new 2-yr wireless agreement with voice (min $39.99/mo) and min monthly data plan ($20/mo). Subject to Wireless Customer Agrmt. Credit approval req’d. Activ fee $36/line. Geographic, usage and other terms, conditions and restrictions apply, and may result in svc termination. Coverage and svcs not avail everywhere. Taxes and other charges apply. Data (att.com/dataplans): If usage exceeds your monthly data allowance, you will automatically be charged overage for additional data provided. Early Termination Fee (att.com/equipmentETF): After 30 days, ETF up to $325. Restocking fee up to $35. Other Monthly Charges/line may include a Regulatory Cost Recovery Charge (up to $1.25), a gross receipts surcharge, federal and state universal svc charges, fees and charges for other gov’t assessments. These are not taxes or gov’t req’d charges. Visit a store or att.com/wireless to learn more about wireless devices and services from AT&T. Downloadable content may be subject to additional charges.

About AT&T
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile broadband and emerging 4G capabilities, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T |DIRECTV brands. The company’s suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world.

Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at http://www.att.com. This AT&T news release and other announcements are available at http://www.att.com/newsroom and as part of an RSS feed at www.att.com/rss. Or follow our news on Twitter at @ATT.

© 2012 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. Mobile broadband not available in all areas. AT&T, the AT&T logo and all other marks contained herein are trademarks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies. Sony is the trademark or registered trademark of Sony Corporation. Xperia is the trademark or registered trademark of Sony Mobile Communications AB. All other marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

SOURCE AT&T Inc.

Tyler Perry, Soledad O’Brien Host Star-Studded Gala Honoring Bishop T.D. Jakes’ 35 Years Of Ministry

DALLAS, June 12, 2012 – World leaders, dignitaries and celebrities from around the world gathered in vibrant Arts District near downtown Dallas Friday to attend an historic event honoring global humanitarian and faith-based entertainment mogul Bishop T.D. Jakes 35 years of spiritual leadership and service. Aptly titled “A Triumphant Journey,” the three-hour, black-tie celebration was hosted by director/writer/producer Tyler Perry and CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien at the state-of-the-art AT&T Winspear Opera House.  The awe-inspiring evening was a surprise for Bishop Jakes and featured an unexpected appearance by entertainment icon Oprah Winfrey who congratulated him for being a “man of conviction and beacon of light.”

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Successfully accomplishing the near impossible, wife Serita Jakes and daughter Sarah Henson enlisted the help of family, friends and staff to keep the night’s biggest moments under wraps from the notably inquisitive Bishop.  Jakes, senior pastor of the 30,000 member Dallas-based church The Potter’s House, was celebrated for a career spanning more than three decades. A true man of God, his accomplishments in ministry and entertainment, as well as his dedication to humanity and family, were applauded in front of a packed audience of family, friends, parishioners, dignitaries, celebrities and fans.

A visibly moved Jakes expressed his shock at the crowd of well-wishers, some of whom traveled far and wide to participate in the celebration and took the stage to receive a resounding standing ovation.

“I have been blown away,” said Jakes. “I love God and I’ve always loved people. Your presence here tonight says you love me back. It’s hard to overwhelm me, but you’ve done it this time!”

The night included a kaleidoscope of musical performances ranging from gospel and jazz to R&B, featuring Jordin Sparks, Ledisi, BeBe Winans, Pastor Shirley Caesar, Fred Hammond, Israel Houghton and Karen Clark Sheard. Gospel duo Mary Mary brought the crowd to its feet with their stirring rendition of “Yesterday,” and pianist Keiko Matsui flew in from Japan to perform with KEM, Kelly Price and Kirk Whalum. R&B diva Chaka Khan serenaded Bishop Jakes with a medley of her greatest hits.

In addition, film stars Loretta Devine, Mike Epps, Derek Luke, Kimberly Elise, Meagan Good and Charles S. Dutton, as well as Christian leaders Dr. Bernice King, Pastor Paula White, Pastor Bill Hybels and Pastor Sam Rodriguez paid homage to Bishop Jakes for inspiring so many. Other notable guests on hand to celebrate Bishop Jakes’ 35th anniversary include Angela Bassett, Courtney B. Vance, Gayle King, Glynn Turman, producer Debra Martin Chase, Sony Pictures executive DeVon Franklin and Emmitt and Pat Smith.

The Dallas Black Dance Theater praised Bishop Jakes’ milestone anniversary with a stirring performance, and luminaries such as philanthropist and former U.S. President Bill Clinton, Dr. Phil McGraw, the Mandela family, cast members of the upcoming film “Sparkle,” and others delivered moving video presentations.

“My husband has committed his life to empowering others that they might have joy, love and hope in their lives. The event was an opportunity to salute him for the millions of lives he’s touched, the hearts he’s changed and the lives he’s saved through his stirring messages,” said Serita Jakes. “It was a blessing to honor him for 35 years of unwavering service.”

SOURCE T.D. Jakes Enterprises

ESPN Radio and Slacker Launch Live ESPN Stations on Slacker Radio

BRISTOL, Conn. and SAN DIEGO, June 11, 2012 — Slacker, Inc. today announced the availability of six new national, regional and Spanish language ESPN stations dedicated to live streaming of ESPN shows and sporting events. Slacker subscribers can now access the live ESPN content on the web at www.Slacker.com and through the free Slacker Radio application on all major smartphone platforms.

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The live ESPN Radio stations on Slacker include the ESPN Radio and ESPN Deportes Radio networks, which stream sporting events and hosted programs, as well as four regional stations featuring programming for New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Dallas.

For the next 30 days, all six live ESPN stations will be available to all Slacker Radio listeners. After this period these stations will be available to all Slacker Radio Plus and Slacker Premium Radio subscribers. The previously released interactive ESPN Radio station will remain free and available to all Slacker listeners.

“Giving sports fans the freedom to enjoy their favorite team and events when they’re not in the stadium or in front of a television is very important to us,” said Traug Keller, Senior Vice President, Production Business Divisions, ESPN, Inc. “Offering live ESPN Radio programming to sports fans through Slacker gives listeners an extremely flexible option for custom listening on-the-go.”

Upcoming programming includes:

  • All NBA Finals Games beginning on June 12, 2012
  • U.S. Open Golf tournament beginning on June 14, 2012
  • Euro 2012 soccer matches including today’s matches: France versus England and Republic of Ireland versus Croatia
  • Wimbledon 2012 on June 25, 2012
  • NBA draft on June 28, 2012
  • MLB All Star Game on July 10, 2012

“ESPN Radio is the most well respected source in the nation for sports coverage,” said Jonathan Sasse, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Slacker. “Adding live ESPN Radio programming to the Slacker lineup enhances the wide variety of content we’re offering with customized listening for the sports fan, setting the Slacker Radio experience even further apart from anything else out there.”

In addition to live ESPN content, Slacker is also the first digital radio service to feature ESPN Radio in a personalized context, with up-to-the minute coverage of all major sporting events and top news stories on both a local and national level. The interactive ESPN Radio stations on Slacker offer access to content from multiple ESPN programs and platforms, including Mike and Mike in the Morning, SportsCenter, The Herd with Colin Cowherd and more.

The complete Slacker Radio experience includes more than 200 expert-curated music stations, customizable programming from ABC News, comedy, custom artist-hosted showcase stations and leading music festival stations along with the ability for listeners to create their own personalized radio stations from a music catalog that is more than 10 times larger than Pandora. Slacker has three complementary service tiers, from the entirely free Slacker Basic Radio and the ad-free Slacker Radio Plus to the on-demand access of Slacker Premium Radio.

Pricing and Availability
ESPN live shows and sporting events are available starting today on the web and all major smartphones. The ESPN Radio station is free for all listeners, while Slacker Radio Plus and Slacker Premium Radio subscribers have access to the full ESPN experience, including all ESPN Live stations. Slacker Radio Plus is available for $3.99 per month and Slacker Premium Radio for $9.99 per month at www.Slacker.com or billed directly to your Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile USA or AT&T account from within the Slacker application on Android and BlackBerry smartphones.

About ESPN Radio
ESPN Radio is the country’s largest sports radio network, providing more than 9,000 hours of talk and event content annually to 24 million listeners a week on more than 700 stations, including owned stations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Dallas, and more than 350 full-time affiliates. ESPN Audio’s event programming features the NBA (and The Finals), MLB (and the World Series), college football (including the BCS and regular-season schedule) the USGA’s U.S. Open, and the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Weekday studio programming includes: Mike and Mike in the Morning (Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic) 6-10 a.m.; The Herd with Colin Cowherd 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; The Scott Van Pelt Show 1-4 p.m.; and The Doug Gottlieb Show 4-7 p.m. ESPN Radio also offers the only all-sports Spanish radio network, ESPN Deportes, which has 42 affiliates with stations in eight of the top 10 Hispanic markets, including owned KZMP-AM 1540 in Dallas. ESPN Deportes Radio programming features top soccer events and leagues such as Copa America, Spain‘s La Liga, MLS and also Sunday Night Baseball.

For additional information, visit www.espnradio.com.

About Slacker, Inc.
Slacker offers the world’s most complete range of radio services, from millions of songs to custom content from ESPN Radio, ABC News and much more. Whether it’s the award-winning free Slacker Basic Radio, the fully-loaded Slacker Radio Plus, or Slacker Premium offering on-demand access to Slacker’s music catalog, listeners enjoy a unique, custom listening experience. Slacker enables music lovers to play highly personalized music online at the Slacker web site, in Ford vehicles with SYNC AppLink, on connected home devices or on-the-go with free Slacker Personal Radio applications. Slacker mobile applications are available for iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry smartphones and more. For additional information visit: http://www.Slacker.com/about.

For regular Slacker updates follow Slacker at www.Twitter.com/SlackerRadio, become a Fan on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/SlackerRadio, watch Slacker video content at www.YouTube.com/Slacker or visit www.Slacker.com.

Slacker and Slacker.com are registered trademarks of Slacker, Inc. All other trademarks and product names are the property of their respective companies.

Media Contact:






Anders Steele

Josh Green

FortyThree, Inc.

Catalyst Public Relations

831.239.0960

212.714.7905

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Sony Movie Channel to Bring Movie Lovers Inside The World Of Movie Making With The Sony Movie Channel "Script To Screen Experience"

CULVER CITY, Calif., June 1, 2012 – Sony Movie Channel (SMC) is giving movie lovers a peek inside the movie making process with SMC’s Script to Screen Experience, a special application launching on the Sony Movie Channel Facebook page on Friday, June 1st.

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Beginning Friday, June 1st at 3:00 PM E through Friday, June 22nd at 12:00 AM E, visitors can log onto the Sony Movie Channel Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/SonyMovieChannel), “Like” the page and then click on the Script to Screen Experience application. From there, participants will be able to read excerpts from the script as well as view the scene from the movies to compare how the words on the page go from the script to the silver screen. The application will feature the movies AN EDUCATION and THE LAST STATION, both airing on Sony Movie Channel on Friday, June 22nd starting at 10:00 PM E |7 PM P. In addition, consumers will be able to view on-set photos from each movie.

Friday Features airs on Sony Movie Channel every Friday. The show starts at 10:00 PM E|7:00 PM P, showcasing the channel’s broadest premium titles in double-feature format from the comfort of your home every Friday night.

About Sony Movie Channel
Sony Movie Channel is the first U.S. multi-platform television network from Sony Pictures Television created specifically for the Hollywood movie fan. Offering uncut and uninterrupted theatrical releases in stunning high definition, Sony Movie Channel showcases titles from Sony Pictures’ vast library including award-winning features, cult favorites, family comedies and gripping dramas. Programming is selected from more than 3,500 Sony Pictures films, which collectively have received 184 Academy Awards including 12 for Best Picture. Sony Movie Channel is available on DISH Network, DIRECTV and AT&T U-Verse TV on linear as well as on authenticated VOD and online platforms.

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AT&T Brings A "COW" To Girls Scouts’ Camporee

EAST FALMOUTH, Mass., June 1, 2012 – As more than 2,000 New England-area Girl Scouts and their families converge on Barnstable County Fairgrounds for this weekend’s 100th Anniversary Forever Green Camporee and Festival, AT&T* is boosting network capacity to help its customers have a great wireless experience.

The company has deployed a cell on wheels (COW) at the Barnstable Fairgrounds to accommodate expected increased wireless network demands from a crowd of 2,000 attendees at the event, which runs from June 1 to June 3. The temporary network enhancements are part of AT&T’s ongoing efforts to prepare for and provide the best possible mobile experience during special events in Massachusetts like the Camporee.

“With thousands of Girl Scouts and their parents attending this weekend’s event, our goal is for our customers to have an extraordinary experience, whether they are sending a text or uploading a photo to their favorite social networking site,” said Patricia Jacobs, president of AT&T New England.

This investment in the Camporee is an extension of AT&T’s overall commitment to Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts. As a sponsor of the yearlong celebration of the Girl Scouts’ 100th Anniversary Celebration, AT&T launched, in  March, its “IT CN W8″ Girl Scouts patch. More than 1,000 Girl Scouts are expected to take AT&T’s “It Can Wait” pledge not to text and drive – and receive their patches – at the Camporeee this weekend.

“We are grateful to AT&T for investing in girls and helping us celebrate Girl Scouts’ 100th anniversary year,” said Ruth N. Bramson, CEO,Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts. “AT&T’s sponsorship will not only enhance the overall Camporee experience for all attendees, but it will help address an urgent safety issue through the ‘It Can Wait’ pledge. I am so proud that our girls will be leaders in the effort to reduce texting while driving.”

AT&T also will provide tablets at the Camporee for use by Girl Scouts and their families to check email or surf the web while in the Girl Scout Store and the Chaperones’ Coffee House.

Enhancing wireless coverage at special events is just one way AT&T is investing in its Massachusetts wireless network. AT&T launched its ultra-fast 4G LTE network in Boston in 2011, providing mobile Internet speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G.**

AT&T’s mobile data network is based on the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) family of technologies that includes GSM and UMTS, the most widely used wireless network platforms in the world. AT&T has the broadest international coverage of any U.S. wireless provider, providing access to voice service in more than 225 countries and data service in more than 200 countries. AT&T also offers voice and data roaming coverage on more than 135 major cruise ships, as well as mobile Internet services in more than 130 countries.

AT&T also operates the nation’s largest Wi-Fi network*** with nearly 30,000 hotspots in the U.S. and provides access to nearly 225,000 hotspots globally through roaming agreements. Most AT&T smartphone customers get access to our entire national Wi-Fi network at no additional cost, and Wi-Fi usage doesn’t count against customers’ monthly wireless data plans.

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

**Limited 4G LTE availability in select markets. Deployment ongoing. 4G LTE device and data plan required. Up to 10x claim compares 4G LTE download speeds to industry average 3G download speeds. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. 4G speeds not available everywhere. Learn more about 4G LTE at att.com/network.

*** Largest based on company branded and operated hotspots. Access includes AT&T Wi-Fi Basic. A Wi-Fi enabled device required. Other restrictions apply. See www.attwifi.com for details and locations.

About AT&T

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s largest 4G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile Internet, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T | DIRECTV brands. The company’s suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world.

Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at http://www.att.com. This AT&T news release and other announcements are available at http://www.att.com/newsroom and as part of an RSS feed at www.att.com/rss. Or follow our news on Twitter at @ATT.

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SBS Entertainment, MegaTV and Puerto Rico Tourism Company Present "Encanto del Caribe" with Arthur Hanlon and friends from the San Cristobal Fort in San Juan, Puerto Rico today Wednesday, May 23, at 8pm (ET)- 7pm (CT) on MegaTV

MIAMI, May 23, 2012MegaTV, the television network owned by Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. (SBS) (Nasdaq: SBSA), always at the forefront of great events, is pleased to announce that today Wednesday, May 23, at 8 p.m. (ET)- 7 p.m. (CT), it will be presenting the extraordinary television special “Encanto del Caribe” ["Caribbean Enchantment"]  produced  by SBS Entertainment and the Puerto Rico Tourism Company. The mega concert has Latin music artists in the magnificent setting of the historic San Cristóbal Fort in San Juan, Puerto Rico, which for the first time ever has opened its doors for filming.

“Encanto del Caribe,” a production of SBS Entertainment, has been arranged around the piano of maestro virtuoso Arthur Hanlon, who has brought together for this occasion a very special group of his friends. Marc Anthony, Laura Pausini, Cheo Feliciano, Natalia Jimenez, and Bernie Williams, who accompanied Hanlon and his magnificent blue piano with their melodious voices on a journey through the very best of Hispanic music.  This tremendous TV special will bring together the great stars of the world of music in a very special setting from the Island of Enchantment, Puerto Rico.

“It is a very great pleasure that we were able to bring together for this wonderful TV special an amazing group of figures from the world of song, musicians, actors, dancers, and the best Puerto Rican talent.  We are making history, and we are showing the world what can be done in Puerto Rico.  I’d like to give special thanks to the maestro, Arthur Hanlon, for his commitment to this project, and to the President of the Senate, Thomas Rivera Schatz for the unconditional support he has given us.  The same goes for the Executive Director of the Department of Economic Development and Trade, Jose Perez Riera, and to the Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company, Mario Gonzalez Lafuente,” said Mr. Raul Alarcon, Chairman, President and CEO of SBS.

For Arthur Hanlon, one of the most successful pianists in Spanish- and English-speaking markets, this is one of the most significant projects of his career.

Encanto del Caribe is a musical project that celebrates the convergence of cultures, and Puerto Rico, more than any place in the world, is a musical center where in the course of history, countless cultures and influences have been joined together. It is a unique and inspiring place,” said Hanlon. “To get to do this TV special with a visionary company like SBS, in such a magical place and with such talented artists, is really a privilege,” he added. “From the bottom of my heart I want to thank Mr. Raul Alarcon and the Government of Puerto Rico.”Encanto del Caribe” demonstrates that music is not divided, that it’s not white or black, and as artists, all of us can interpret the music of any nation,” said the pianist, who is getting ready to release the recording of this event on CD and DVD, produced by conductor Julio Reyes Copello on the Universal Music label.

Jose Perez Riera, Secretary of Economic Development and Trade, noted that “this project, for an investment of $7.5 million, is an ideal  platform for promoting Puerto Rico as a splendid destination for tourist investment, in addition to creating direct and indirect jobs, as well as the expenditures on hotel room occupancy that were generated as a result of this event.” 

The special, to be broadcast by MegaTV today Wednesday, May 23, at 8 p.m. (ET)- 7 p.m. (CT), in the United States and Puerto Rico, will be seen by more than 100 million people, and will give the Puerto Rico Tourism Company an opportunity to promote the island in the mass medium of television.

Mario Gonzalez Lafuente, Director of the Compania de Turismo, emphasized that “to us it is a great honor that our Island, and particularly our iconic San Cristobal Castle in Old San Juan, will become the center for filming Encanto del Caribe, since music is a cultural element that unites different people and with an event of this magnitude, undoubtedly we will portray Puerto Rico as a destination steeped in history and as the musical center of the Caribbean.”

More about the special

Arthur Hanlon and his piano thrilled the senses of his audience in the heart of San Cristobal Castle, transformed into one of the largest TV studios ever set up in Puerto Rico.

Hanlon took his place on stage with his blue concert piano, shipped in from Miami especially for the occasion, surrounded by a magical atmosphere in which the presence of the actresses and actors, dancers, mimes and acrobats comprising the production shone forth. During the first few minutes of the special, the shots are concentrated on the stage and on the Fort exterior, filmed from a helicopter.  His friends and special guests on this night were: Marc Anthony, Laura Pausini, Cheo Feliciano, Natalia Jimenez and Bernie Williams who joined him on stage.

The music featured maestro Cucco Pena conducting an orchestra of 41 first rate musicians. The overall production was by SBS Entertainment, executive production by Raul Alarcon, overall direction by Alejandro Santiago, producer Ileana Ciena, PJ Lopez, Director of Photography, Pedro Villalon, Director’s Assistant, and Angie Olmedo, Costume Design.  

The world premiere of the special is scheduled to be broadcast today Wednesday, May 23, at 8 p.m. (ET) – 7 p.m. (CT) on MegaTV: Channel 22 in Miami, Channel 57 West Palm Beach, Channel 13, Chicago, Illinois, Channel 33.2 Fresno, CA, Channel 55 Houston, TX, Channel 23 in Salt Lake City, UT, Channel 169 of DIRECTV in Puerto Rico. Channel 405 of DIRECTV in the main cities of the United States, Channel 25 in Texas, Verizon Fios, Channel 466 in Florida, Verizon Fios, Channel 466 in NY, NJ and Greenwich, CT in Verizon Fios and Channel 3008 of AT&T U-verse in the main cities of the United States.

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About Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc.

Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. is the largest publicly traded Hispanic-controlled media and entertainment company in the United States. SBS owns and/or operates 21 radio stations located in the top U.S. Hispanic markets of New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, San Francisco and Puerto Rico, airing the Tropical, Mexican Regional, Spanish Adult Contemporary and Urban format genres. SBS has 3 of the top 6 Spanish-language stations in the nation including the #1 Spanish station in America, WSKQ-FM in New York City (WPAT is ranked #3 and KLAX is ranked #6). The Company also owns and operates MegaTV, a television operation with over-the-air, cable and satellite distribution and affiliates throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. SBS also produces live concerts and events throughout the country and operates LaMusica.com, a bilingual Spanish-English online site providing content related to Latin music, entertainment, news and culture. The Company’s corporate Web site can be accessed at www.spanishbroadcasting.com.

About Puerto Rico Tourism Company

Puerto Rico is one of the most striking destinations in the Caribbean, blending marvelous natural locations with the enchantment of a modern city. The Island offers numerous activities for different kinds of markets, such as natural resources, attractions and hotels. Each region has its own appeal, including “El Yunque,” a tropical forest located in the eastern part of the island, extreme sports such as surfing and diving, as well as heavenly beaches and a vibrant and sophisticated cultural and entertainment life in the San Juan area. During their visits to Puerto Rico, tourists have the pleasure of discovering 500 years of history in Old San Juan, hiking in the jungle, sampling the delicious local and international cuisine, going fishing or enjoying a show of international stars at Jose Miguel Agrelot Stadium. Luis Munoz International Airport is the main hub in the Caribbean, while San Juan is also the most important port of call for the large cruise ships that arrive here swiftly and easily.  U.S. Citizens do not need a passport to visit Puerto Rico, and throughout the year, special discounts are available for hotels and plane fares. 

Media & Press Contact:

Vladimir Gomez, Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc., Director, Marketing and Communications (305) 644-4817, vgomez@mega.tv

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FEARnet Kicks Off Summer With "Memorial Day" Sweepstakes

LOS ANGELES, May 21, 2012FEARnet.com, the web’s #1 genre site, kick starts summer with their Memorial Day Sweepstakes, which starts today at 10 a.m. PDT and runs through 5 p.m. PDT on May 29, 2012. FEARnet will help fans get ready with this awesome, action-packed prize pack that’s loaded with cool tech, fan-favorite DVD collections and other goodies designed to get you in the summer blockbuster mood. The sizzling summer prize pack includes:

  • NEXc3 Camera w/ Wide Angle Lens
  • Buffy The Vampire Slayer Complete Series DVD Set
  • Cloverfield DVD
  • The Strangers DVD
  • A Perfect Getaway DVD
  • Chucky Complete Collection DVD
  • The Toxic Avenger Complete DVD set
  • Supernatural Season 1 DVD
  • Ugly Americans Season 1 DVD
  • DL & Co. Forbidden Fruit Candle
  • FEARnet Mug, Squeezy Stress Eyeball , Sticker, Button, Light Up Pen, Hat and Ice Cubes

Fans can enter the sweepstakes at: http://www.fearnet.com/holidaysweepstakes from now through May 29th. It is open to all residents of the United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older. One entry per person per email address per day will be allowed. 

The “Memorial Day” sweepstakes is the latest addition to the list of amazing sweepstakes and giveaway events featured on FEARnet.com. Recently FEARnet also launched its “April Fools Day” and “St. Patty’s Day” sweepstakes.

Follow FEARnet on Twitter and Facebook for all the latest news and updates on horror, thriller and suspense entertainment. 

About FEARnet
FEARnet is the premier cable television channel for fans of horror, thriller and suspense entertainment. Featuring original series and movies, its unrivaled modern horror library unites Sony Pictures Television (SPT: US), Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), the two top studios producing and distributing the genre, and Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA) (NASDAQ: CMCSK), the nation’s leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products and services.  FEARnet is also available online at FEARnet.com and On Demand.    

FEARnet launched its traditional cable channel October 31, 2010 and is available on Comcast, Cox, Time Warner, Verizon FiOS, and other MSOs. The channel provides more than 300 movies a year including regularly scheduled world, broadcast and network premieres, as well as new series, and original interstitial content, and is offered in both standard and high-definition. FEARnet On Demand has generated over 634 MM orders, is the #1 Free Movie VOD network, and is available on AT&T U-Verse, Bresnan, Comcast, Cox Communications, Guadalupe Valley Systems, Insight Communications, Time Warner, Verizon FiOS, Wyandotte Municipal Services, and others.  FEARnet.com is the web’s #1 site for genre fans, and PC Magazine named FEARnet.com among “The 15 Best Websites for Movie Fans” where users can explore the world of genre entertainment on a visually arresting video-rich environment packed with movies, news, interactive community features and fresh original content.  

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nuvoTV and AT&T U-verse Embark on Groundbreaking Interactive Promotion for nuvoTV Original Series

LOS ANGELES, May 21, 2012 –  nuvoTV and AT&T U-verse® announced today they will partner on a groundbreaking, six-week promotional campaign in support of three of the cable network’s original series. The exclusive promotion for Model Latina, Fight Factory and Curvy Girls will be featured on a fully nuvoTV-branded, dedicated interactive U-verse channel – channel 88. nuvoTV is the first Latino network to partner with AT&T on an interactive channel promotion.

“The major expansion and investment in our original programming slate has led to strategic opportunities to showcase our brand,” said Berto Guzman, nuvoTV’s VP Affiliate Sales. “AT&T U-verse has always recognized the value of the bi-cultural consumer and we are excited to promote three of our original series and provide bonus content to enhance viewers’ experience through this unique promotional initiative.”

The landmark promotional campaign will run on July 2 and run through August 14 with the first three weeks devoted to promoting the July 23 finale of the popular nuvoTV series Model Latina: South Beach. The second three weeks will promote the premieres of the highly anticipated new originals Fight Factory and Curvy Girls. Content on the interactive channel will include full episodes as well as originally produced short-form content tied to each of the three series.

About AT&T

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s fastest 3G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet and voice services. A leader in mobile broadband, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries.  It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T | DIRECTV(SM) brands. The company’s suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising. In 2010, AT&T again ranked among the 50 Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE® magazine. 

Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at http://www.att.com. This AT&T news release and other announcements are available at http://www.att.com/newsroom and as part of an RSS feed at www.att.com/rss. Or follow our news on Twitter at @ATTNews. Find us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/ATT to discover more about our consumer and wireless services or at www.Facebook.com/ATTSmallBiz to discover more about our small business services.

© 2010 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. 3G service not available in all areas. AT&T, the AT&T logo and all other marks contained herein are trademarks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies. All other marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

About nuvoTV

nuvoTV (mynuvoTV.com) is the first and only English-language television network created for American Bi-Cultural Latinos 18-49A. Vibrant. Bold. Driven. nuvoTV embodies the spirit and lifestyle of today’s Bi-Cultural Latinos. From lifestyle and comedy to music and movies, our unique line-up showcases unique and compelling original programming for the underserved Bi-Cultural Latino audience.

nuvoTV is available in major markets including Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Chicago and San Francisco/Bay Area, as well as the entire top 15 Hispanic DMA. Major distribution partners include AT&T U-verse, Comcast, Cox, Dish Network, Time Warner Cable and Verizon FiOS.

CONTACTS:
Mark Braff / Braff Communications LLC / 201-612-0707 / mbraff@braffcommunications.com
Kim Becker/Kim Becker Communications/ 914-834-0422 / kim@kimbeckercommunications.com

 

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Senator Gallivan teams up with AT&T to present "It Can Wait" Distracted Driving Program to Lancaster High School Students

LANCASTER, N.Y., May 18, 2012 — Lancaster High School students today joined State Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (59th District) and AT&T to raise awareness about the risks of texting while driving by encouraging all wireless consumers, especially youth, that text messages can – and should – wait until after driving.

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As part of AT&T’s national “Texting & Driving…It Can Wait” campaign, Lancaster High School students were shown a powerful 10-minute documentary, “The Last Text”, highlighting the devastating effects of texting and driving and were then given the opportunity to sign a commitment pledging to not text while driving.

“Distracted driving dramatically increases risk on our roadways, and in our age of quick information and instant accessibility, texting poses a real hazard for teenage as well as adult drivers,” said Senator Gallivan.  “I’m proud of each and every Lancaster High School student who signed the pledge today for taking their responsibility as drivers very seriously. They’re leading by example and hopefully will encourage their peers, their neighbors and their family members to make the same wise choice by waiting to send that text message.”

“We are grateful for the support and focus that Senator Gallivan and AT&T have brought to this very important issue of texting and driving,” said Lancaster High School Principal Cesar Marchioli.  “Nothing is more important than the safety and well being of our students and, given that the period between Memorial and Labor Days marks the 100 deadliest days for young drivers, today’s program couldn’t have come at a better time.”

“When we’re young, we think we’ll live forever and that nothing bad can happen,” stated Adam Milton, Lancaster High School Student Union President.  “Unfortunately tragedy can strike in an instant. Let’s do everything in our power to make our roads safer and make everyone aware that when they’re behind the wheel, texting can wait.”

AT&T’s national campaign film “The Last Text” features true stories about text messages that were sent or received before someone’s life was altered, or even ended, because of texting and driving. By featuring the real stories, the campaign demonstrates how insignificant a text message is compared to the potentially dire consequences of reading or responding while driving.

“While we’re happy to help our customers stay connected with their friends and family, we want to make sure they use their wireless devises safely and that means not texting while driving,” stated Marissa Shorenstein, President of AT&T New York.  “We commend Senator Gallivan and Lancaster High School for taking a leadership role in helping us to promote the message that no text message is so urgent that it is worth putting lives in danger to read or reply.” 

AT&T’s national “It Can Wait” campaign launched in March 2010, and to date, more than 21,600 consumers have taken the pledge not to text and drive on AT&T’s Facebook page, in addition to more than 16,700 AT&T employees through its internal social media channel. For more information on the “It Can Wait” campaign, visit the campaign’s website.

Last July, New York State enacted one of the toughest new anti-distracted driving laws in the nation. The use of a handheld electronic device while operating a vehicle is now a primary offense in New York and a violation can cost ticketed drivers up to $150.

SOURCE AT&T Inc.

San Francisco Giants Players Team Up With ESRB For PSA Campaign On Video Game Ratings

SAN FRANCISCO, May 16, 2012 – At an event at AT&T Park today the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB), which assigns the official age and content ratings for computer and video games, announced a new public service announcement (PSA) campaign starring San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey and pitcher Ryan Vogelsong. The PSAs, which feature the players explaining the ESRB rating system and encouraging parents to use it when buying games for their families, will soon begin running on television and radio stations throughout northern California as well as at Giants home games this season.  

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“I grew up with video games and I still play today,” said Vogelsong. “They’re a lot of fun, especially when we’re on the road. But these days it’s clear that not every game is right for every kid. The ESRB rating on the game box helps a parent decide which games are appropriate for their children. Being a father I’m proud to help reach other parents with this important message.”

“As a professional athlete and a parent, I know you have to have the right tools and resources to succeed at both,” added Posey. “From detailed ratings information to the easy-to-use mobile app, the ESRB helps parents manage their kids’ video game play. I may be a relatively new parent, but thanks to the ESRB I’m definitely going to be better prepared when it comes to choosing video games for my kids.”

The new PSAs have been distributed to TV and radio stations and cable systems throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and northern California, and are expected to run throughout the 2012 baseball season. They will also appear on the video display boards in AT&T Park during Giants home games. In addition, Gamestop and other Bay Area retailers are distributing ratings education brochures featuring the players.  A “Behind-the-Scenes” video of the PSA filming is also available for an inside look at the making of the campaign.

“Baseball season is in full swing and summer vacation is just around the corner, which often means kids will have more free time to try out the latest video games,” says ESRB president Patricia Vance. “By partnering with an organization like the Giants and enlisting the help of role models like Ryan and Buster, ESRB can educate more parents to help them make informed choices about the games they buy for their family. We’re truly grateful for their support.”

“The video game industry boasts one of the most effective ratings systems available today,” added Michael Gallagher, president and CEO of the Entertainment Software Association, the U.S. video game industry’s trade association. “We are thankful for the invaluable support of the San Francisco Giants, especially Buster and Ryan. And above all we are very excited to bring this informative and important ratings education campaign to the Bay Area community.”

The ESRB video game ratings consist of two parts. Rating symbols on the front of every game package sold at retail provide an age recommendation. On the back, next to the rating, are content descriptors that provide information about what’s in the game that may have triggered the rating or may be of interest or concern to parents.

In 2008 the ESRB began offering rating summaries, a supplementary source of information that gives parents a detailed yet brief and straightforward description of exactly the kind of content they would want to know about when choosing a game for their child, including specific examples. Parents can look up a game’s rating summary right from the store using a free mobile app (www.esrb.org/mobile) or mobile website (m.esrb.org), or by searching for games on ESRB’s website at www.esrb.org before heading to the store.

Both players spent time at the press event playing MLB® 12: The Show™ for PlayStation®3 (PS3™) with members of Junior Giants, the flagship program of the Giants Community Fund, which provides a free, non-competitive and innovative baseball program for boys and girls ages 5-18 years old. Each youngster received a PlayStation® Vita and copy of MLB 12: The Show for PS Vita courtesy of Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA).

About Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB)
The ESRB is a non-profit, self-regulatory body established in 1994 by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). ESRB independently assigns computer and video game content ratings, enforces advertising guidelines, and helps ensure responsible online privacy practices for the interactive entertainment software industry.

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