The FCC has sided with Cox Communications in a case in which AT&T was trying to get the cable provider to share television rights to San Diego Padres games in San Diego. Cox carries the games exclusively on its regional sports network in California, and the FCC said there was "no basis" to force Cox to allow AT&T to show the games on its U-verse TV service.
AT&T's U-verse service, which delivers TV programs over an Internet connection, hit a snag over the weekend when an outage affected all 33 markets in which it is available. AT&T is still investigating the U-verse glitch.
AT&T has committed to spending $336 million to support its U-verse rollout in Connecticut, where the service is already available in 35 communities there. "The main driver behind U-verse is the empowerment of the Web; U-verse is about bringing that Web empowerment to your TV," an AT&T executive said.