AT&T DIRECTV Will Be 'Election HQ'

AT&T and DIRECTV will provide easy access to real time results and TV news coverage of the historic 2016 presidential election.

Just in time for the election, AT&T DIRECTV (AT&T is No. 4 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies list) will be "Election HQ" for viewers. They can get quick and easy access to real time results (from the Associated Press) and TV news coverage of the historic 2016 presidential election.


A special Mix channel pulls the news together, so you have a full view of what's going on. And you can get additional information as you watch through an interactive experience featuring live election results for the presidential race as well as Senate and House contests and key ballot initiatives.

Tune to DIRECTV channel 347 to watch a 4-screens-in-1 Mix channel during 3 days of election coverage. On election night (Nov. 8), DIRECTV will expand its Mix channel to include 6-screens-in-1 for full coverage. (The Mix will be in HD only.)

The DIRECTV Election HQ Mix channel and Interactive Experience will be available Nov. 7-9.

The 4-channel mix (channel 347) will include:

- BBC World News

- CNN

- FOX News Channel

- MSNBC

The 6-channel mix (channel 347) – on Nov. 8 only - will include:

- BBC World News

- Bloomberg

- CNN

- Comedy Central

- FOX News Channel

- MSNBC

Viewers can access the Election HQ Interactive Experience by:

- Clicking the red button on their remote while tuned to the Election HQ Mix;

- Visiting the apps menu;

- Clicking on a programming guide banner or icon on any one of the channels that are part of the Mix;

- Tuning to channel 347.

AT&T and U.S. Air Force Academy Collaborate to Explore Advanced Technologies

Formal 5- Year Agreement Aims to Help U.S. Air Force Keep Pace With, Acquire and Use Commercial Technology.

Originally Published by AT&T.

AT&T* and the U.S. Air Force Academy are working together on networking services and advanced technology capabilities. They entered a 5-year Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) aimed at boosting the Air Force's use of modern technology at a pace more like the commercial sector.

"Networking is a platform for innovation and mission support," said Lt. Col. Michael Chiaramonte, director of Air Force CyberWorx at the Air Force Academy. "With access to AT&T's resources, we plan to advance our academic and research objectives. By leveraging public-private partnerships with AT&T and our other industry partners, we improve our understanding and use of technology and, ultimately, improve the Air Force's mission capabilities."

The collaboration aims to:

  • Offer knowledge and commercial best practices of cybersecurity, Internet of Things, and other AT&T-led innovations for the Air Force Academy faculty. Such innovations include Smart Base solutions, software-defined networking and 5G.
  • Provide hands-on demonstrations for Academy cadets.
  • Ensure AT&T has greater insight into the vision and technology needs of the U.S. Air Force.
  • Explore opportunities beyond academic interests.

"Our work with the U.S. Air Force Academy will be much like an action-oriented academic 'think tank.' We're here to help the Air Force keep pace with commercial innovation and pinpoint their current and future technology needs," said Rocky Thurston, Client Executive VP, AT&T Public Sector.

Part of the Air Force's larger mission

Partnerships fuel the Academy research program. There are 19 centers and 2 institutes, as well as cadets, faculty and industry all working together for the benefit of tomorrow's Air Force. CyberWorx was established in 2016 as a public-private design center focused on cyber capability. It combines Air Force, academic and industry expertise with state of the art technology and innovative thinking to solve operational problems.

AT&T: How to Build a Culture of Learning

Instead of only providing employees with classroom and web-based training, we're also supplementing those resources with relevant content from social and digital platforms, like social media channels, podcasts and video platforms.

By Jennifer Robertson

Originally Published by AT&T.

Last year, best-selling author and New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman visited AT&T. During a conversation with employees, he emphasized the importance of continuous learning for employees and employers to succeed in the age of acceleration.

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