New York – November 18, 2019 – AT&T* (NYSE: T) today announces that it has reached a multi-year distribution agreement to deliver i24NEWS, the international news and current affairs network owned by Altice USA (NYSE: ATUS), to U-Verse and DIRECTV customers across the United States. i24NEWS launched today on U-Verse and will launch on DIRECTV in the near future.
i24NEWS delivers comprehensive news coverage of global and domestic events, including in-depth international and Middle Eastern news coverage as well as a wide array of fast-paced, non-partisan national breaking and headline news.
"We're thrilled to bring i24NEWS' unbiased and unfiltered international and domestic news to U-Verse and DIRECTV lineups across the country,” said Jon Steinberg, president of Altice news and advertising. "With this agreement, i24NEWS will be available in millions of additional households across the U.S., providing viewers with an independent voice in breaking news at a time when it’s never been more important.”
“AT&T is pleased to provide quality, around-the-clock news coverage to our DIRECTV and U-Verse customers with the addition of i24NEWS to the channel lineup,” said Dan York, chief content officer, AT&T.
Since making its U.S. debut in 2017, i24NEWS has brought a fresh, intelligent perspective to the world’s current events coverage, from delivering hard-hitting interviews with high-profile guests to partnering on national and local news with sister Altice News networks Cheddar and News 12 Networks. In addition to i24NEWS, AT&T also carries Cheddar on U-Verse, DIRECTV and AT&T TV NOW.
To find i24NEWS on local TV lineups, AT&T U-Verse customers can tune to Channel 223 or 1223; once launched, it will be available on DIRECTV on Channel 343. For a full list of i24NEWS availability on other providers, click here. Additionally, i24NEWS is available online at i24NEWS.tv and through the i24NEWS app.
For more information on i24NEWS, visit https://www.i24news.tv/en.
About Altice USA
Altice USA (NYSE: ATUS) is one of the largest broadband communications and video services providers in the United States, delivering broadband, pay television, mobile, proprietary content and advertising services to approximately 4.9 million residential and business customers across 21 states through its Optimum and Suddenlink brands. Altice owns and operates Altice News, which offers a full range of hyperlocal, national, business, and international news though its News 12, Cheddar, and i24NEWS networks, broadcasting across linear, digital, and mobile platforms.
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