With AT&T Inc. launching its broadband video and telephony package U-verse in San Antonio, cable provider Time Warner is fighting back with discounts on TV and phone service and premium channel offerings.
AT&T is adding 27 high-definition channels to its U-verse TV service -- more HD channels than most cable operators offer. The company has launched the IPTV service in San Antonio and Houston and plans to have it available in 19 million households by the end of 2008.
Cable & Wireless said it was seeking a buyer for its 118,000 subscriber broadband customer base. The company apparently has decided the broadband service, which operates under the Bulldog brand, cannot compete with larger rivals such as Orange and Carphone Warehouse.
British Sky Broadcasting this month is expected to announce its strategy for the broadband market, a move that will add another big player to the U.K.'s increasingly competitive broadband market. The satcaster's plans are likely to include various triple-play deals to rival BT and other providers.