U-verse Wi-Fi receiver, tablet app win awards at IP&TV World Forum

Chalk one (or two) up for AT&T's (NYSE: T) U-verse TV service, which won a pair of awards at this week's IP&TV World Forum in London.

The telco's IPTV service was recognized for "Best TV App" for the U-verse App for tablets and in the category of "Best Consumer Device" for it is wireless receiver.

AT&T also was a finalist for three additional awards in the "Best TV Service Innovation," "Best Service Growth Achievement" and "Best Multiscreen TV Service." 

Jeff Weber, vice president of U-verse video services for AT&T Home Solutions, said the telco was "thrilled to receive this recognition in innovation and excellence," adding that the awards show AT&T's "commitment to delivering the best entertainment experience for customers, virtually anywhere they are, on any device."

AT&T launched its Cisco-made wireless received last November during TelcoTV, describing it as "the first fully-integrated wireless receiver available from any TV provider." The receiver allows users to watch TV in rooms without an existing U-verse outlet.

The tablet app was launched earlier this year. It allows customers to watch shows on the tablet, find additional information about programs they're watching and use their tablets as remote controls.

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