AT&T U-verse TV Hits Northern Calif.

Launching into Northern California, AT&T announced last week that its U-verse TV service is now available in limited areas of Silicon Valley and San Francisco.

The service, which offers about 25 HD channels, is available in certain neighborhoods in the cities of San Jose, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Cupertino and Saratoga. Further north, U-verse TV services will be available in limited areas across the San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont metropolitan statistical area, including parts of the cities of San Ramon and Danville

"AT&T U-verse gives Bay-area customers a better television option and will change the way they experience communications and entertainment," Melba Muscarolas, AT&T vice president and general manager for the San Francisco market area, said in a prepared statement.

U-verse TV has only been available in two Texas markets. AT&T initially launched the service in San Antonio in June and began offering it in limited areas of Houston last month. The company said in October that it expects to start selling U-verse TV in a total of 15 markets by year-end.

AT&T also announced a promotion running through March 31 that offers new customers free U-verse TV subscriptions, including HBO and Cinemax, for the first two months when they choose the U300 or U400 programming package.