U-verse subscribers looking to catch the most exclusive soccer and rugby matches now have the opportunity to do so, since it's offering Fox Soccer Plus HD on channel 1653. Like other providers, it'll add a pretty steep $15 premium to your bill, but all can check out the channel's offerings for free through this weekend. Check the press release after the break for more details before you doublecheck your Premier and Champions League broadcast schedules.

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DALLAS, Feb. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* today announced the addition of FOX Soccer Plus HD to the AT&T U-verse® TV channel lineup. FOX Soccer Plus HD is now available on channel 1653 for $15 per month.(1) In celebration of the launch, U-verse TV customers can enjoy a free preview beginning today through Sunday, Feb. 27.

FOX Soccer Plus is a premium sports network that completes and elevates the soccer experience for fans. It delivers live, exclusive soccer matches from the best leagues in the world including England's Barclays Premier League, the UEFA Champions League, England's FA Cup and Italy's Serie A. For the true global sports connoisseur, FOX Soccer Plus also offers premium rugby from the Heineken Cup, the Aviva Premiership and the Magners League among other competitions.

"We're proud to bring FOX Soccer Plus HD to our lineup and to offer a free-view to U-verse TV soccer fans," said Dan York, president of content, AT&T. "This deal helps us with important strategic content initiatives and gives our U-verse TV customers access to even more exciting sports content."

"We are excited to deliver our package of the world's most competitive soccer and rugby action to AT&T U-verse's base of dedicated fans," said David Nathanson, executive vice president and general manager of FOX Soccer Channel and FOX Soccer Plus. "Subscribers to the service will agree, FOX Soccer Plus in HD truly brings the best in international sports home."

AT&T U-verse TV includes many features that enhance the game-watching experience for soccer fans, including Total Home DVR, which lets you watch and manage recordings from a single DVR on any connected TV in the house; My Multiview, which lets you watch four of your favorite sports channels on your TV screen at one time; access to an extensive High Definition (HD) channel lineup with access to more than 155 HD channels and growing; picture-in-picture browse capability that lets you preview games on other channels; and the ability to follow your favorite sports teams through the AT&T U-bar.

AT&T U-verse also gives customers innovative apps that bring their TV, home phone and wireless services together. For example, U-verse Mobile lets customers manage recordings, as well as download and watch hit TV shows on qualifying smartphones, and with our YP.COM TV app, customers can search for local business information on their U-verse TV screen and send the call to their home or wireless phone with the click of their remote.

AT&T U-verse TV is the only 100 percent Internet Protocol-based television (IPTV) service offered by a national service provider, making AT&T U-verse one of the most dynamic and feature-rich services available today. Now AT&T U-verse TV ranks "Highest in Customer Satisfaction in the North Central, South and West Regions," according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2010 Residential Television Service Provider Satisfaction Studies(SM). For additional information on AT&T U-verse - or to find out if it's available in your area - visit AT&T 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.

(1) HD Technology Fee ($10/month) is required to access Fox Soccer Plus HD.

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AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet and voice services. A leader in mobile broadband, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide, 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. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising. In 2010, AT&T again ranked among the 50 Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE® magazine.

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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 TV: Residential customers only. Prices, programming and offers subject to change without notice. A one-time TV service activation fee of $29 applies. THDVR: Total Home DVR functionality is available on up to 8 TVs, and requires a receiver for each additional TV at $7/mo. My Multiview: Channels/content available for viewing in Multiview are based on TV package subscription and additional programming purchased. Limited number of HD channels are not supported for display within My Multiview. U-verse Mobile: Download and watch capability available for select content and requires select devices, Wi-Fi connection, and qualifying U-verse TV plan or monthly subscription fee. Downloaded content is available for viewing for limited time periods. Ability to browse the TV guide and manage DVR available to all U-verse TV customers. Standard data charges may apply.

Mobile Remote Access: AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet Account required. Wireless phone with Internet access required and standard data charges may apply. U-bar: AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet Account required. Standard Installation Included with Most Packages: Offer ends 11/6/10. Credit qualified customers only. Installation not included with U-basic package. 30 Day Money Back Guarantee: Offer ends 11/6/10. Must cancel all AT&T U-verse services within 30 days from service activation. Adjustment provided for initial installation charges and one month service charges, if paid. Customer is responsible for all additional charges including but not limited to On Demand, Pay Per View, international calls, other pay-per-use features and non-returned equipment charges.

AT&T U-verse received the highest numerical score among television service providers in the North Central, South and West regions in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2010 Residential Television Service Satisfaction Study(SM). Study based on 28,489 total responses from measuring 12 providers in the North Central region (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI), 13 providers in the South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KS, KY, LA, MS, MO, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX), and 10 providers in the West (AZ, CA, CO, ID, IA, MN, MT, NE, NV, NM, ND, OR, SD, UT, WA, WY) and measures consumer satisfaction with television service. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed in Nov. 2009 and Jan. 2010, April 2010 and July 2010. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com

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AT&T U-verse adds Fox Soccer Plus HD for $15 / month, 1 week free preview