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[qi:gigaom_icon_consumer-products] AT&T (s T) is shutting down its broadband TV service on Sept. 1, leaving users with a little over two weeks to continue watching live TV streamed to their PCs. AT&T launched the service in 2006. When it comes to streamed television over the Internet, several new entrants — Hulu and Netflix, for instance — have offered a better user experience than offerings from phone companies such as AT&T. Here’s the email AT&T sent to one of our readers below:
Reminder: Important AT&T Broadband TV Service Update
Dear AT&T Broadband TV subscriber,
This notice is to remind you that your AT&T Broadband TV service will be discontinued on September 1, 2009. You will still be able to watch AT&T Broadband TV on your PC until that time – and as a bonus, your final 60 days will be free of charge. This means that your credit card has not been billed for service during July and August 2009.
We apologize for any inconvenience and want to thank you for watching and enjoying live television on your PC. If you’re interested in finding out how to watch live TV on your mobile phone, just text the word GETTV to 43888 to learn more.
AT&T Customer Care team