MTV, BET in Distribution Deal With AT&T

Jul 20, 2006  •  Post A Comment

Viacom’s MTV Networks and BET Networks have signed a distribution agreement with AT&T for its U-Verse TV service.

U-Verse will carry the linear networks BET, BET J, BET Gospel, CMT, CMT Pure Country, Comedy Central, Logo, MTV, MTV2, MTV Hits, MTV Jams, MTV Espanol, Nickelodeon, Nick2, Nicktoons, Nick GAS, Noggin, The N, Spike TV, TV Land, VH1, VH1 Classic, VH1 Soul and VH Uno. It will also carry MTVN’s high-definition and ethnic channels.

AT&T will deliver video-on-demand content from those networks as part of the U-Verse Free on Demand platform.

In addition, U-Verse customers will receive digital radio programming from MTV’s Urge audio service.

“The MTV Networks and BET Networks brands are among the strongest in television,” said Dan York, head of programming for AT&T Operations Inc. “We are very happy to be offering the wide array of MTV Networks and BET Networks program services to AT&T U-Verse customers.”