AT&T Wins Category for Second Year in a Row
London, England, March 21, 2013
AT&T* was once again recognized by TV Connect, this time with the Best TV App award for U-verse Easy Remote®. The TV Connect Award winners were announced Thursday, March 21 at TV Connect 2013 in London. Formerly the IP&TV Industry Awards, the TV Connect Awards recognize innovation, excellence and achievement in the connected entertainment industry.
“It’s an honor to be recognized for innovation and excellence by TV Connect for our U-verse Easy Remote app,” said Maria Dillard, vice president of U-verse and video products, AT&T Home Solutions. “Innovating in areas like voice and gesture commands allowed us to create an app that enhances the entertainment experience for all customers, and we look forward to bringing even more advanced apps and features to customers in the future.”
The U-verse Easy Remote App is an intuitive and innovative app that enables customers to easily turn their compatible device into a U-verse remote control with new voice control functionality. Designed with accessibility in mind, the U-verse Easy Remote App assists and enhances the U-verse TV experience for seniors and customers who are vision or hearing impaired or have low physical dexterity. Through gesture and speech recognition, the app provides users with multiple options to create the best interaction experience for their needs.
The U-verse Easy Remote App was initially developed by researchers at AT&T Labs. The Labs organization is home to some of the world’s best scientists and engineers who focus their unique research capabilities and expertise on enabling the network and empowering users with innovations, such as the Easy Remote app.
The voice control functions of the Easy Remote app are powered by the AT&T Watson℠ speech recognition technology using AT&T’s Speech API, which uses advanced natural language processing to recognize and understand spoken words. Also developed in AT&T Labs, AT&T Watson℠ speech recognition technology has been powering advanced speech services in the marketplace for many years and is now available for third-party developers to use in their own apps.
U-verse Easy Remote was also recognized with the TelcoTV Vision Award for “Best Innovation in Consumer Viewing Experiences.”
For additional information on AT&T U-verse — or to find out if it’s available in your area — visit www.att.com/u-verse.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T, news, filings) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and internationally. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s largest 4G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile Internet, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T |DIRECTV brands. The company’s suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. Geographic and service restrictions apply to AT&T U-verse. Call or go to www.att.com/uverse to see if you qualify. AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet service is required to connect a qualifying device to an AT&T U-verse receiver for remote control functionality. Data charges may apply.
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