VANCOUVER, Feb. 7, 2012 /CNW/ - TELUS today announced two new innovations that will continue to transform the way customers
enjoy Optik TV.
"At TELUS, we're listening to our customers and introducing more fun,
flexibility and mobility to their Optik TV experience," said Joe
Natale, Chief Commercial Officer, TELUS. "Optik TV for Xbox 360 and Optik on the go are two more examples of fun and innovative services that make it clear
Optik TV is not your average TV service. It's exciting for us at TELUS
to bring this kind of innovation to life for our customers. Stay tuned,
we are committed to bringing a steady stream of cool, leading edge
ideas to Optik TV."
With Optik TV for Xbox 360, you are the remote control
TELUS Optik TV is the first service in the world to offer customers the
ability to control both live and recorded TV using hand gestures and
voice commands. This means Optik TV customers can change channels up or
down, mute or unmute the volume, and pause, replay, and fast forward
without the remote control.
With Optik TV, TELUS customers can use their Xbox 360 as their digital
television box. Now, with the addition of an Xbox 360 Kinect sensor,
users can employ a range of voice commands and hand gestures to control
Watch whenever you want, wherever you want, with Optik on the go
TELUS' second innovation is called Optik on the go, which allows Optik TV customers to view a selection of commercial free
TV On Demand shows and movies on their mobile devices*, tablets and laptops - at
home, in coffee shops, airports, and on the move. TELUS customers will
also be able to experience the service on TELUS' soon-to-be-launched,
blazing fast 4G LTE wireless network.
Optik on the go allows users to start, pause, rewind and fast forward their shows just
like they do at home.
The service is available to Optik TV customers in British Columbia and
Alberta. In addition, subscribers can access and enjoy the application
anywhere they can access the Internet, offering a great entertainment
option for travelers. Optik on the go offers TV On Demand shows and movies from Super Channel, Hollywood Suite, Family Channel,
Disney XD, Disney Jr, and Baby TV in English, French and Mandarin. The
content library will continue to grow throughout 2012 and beyond as new
shows and movies will be added constantly.
Optik on the go is a free application. There is no additional charge for Optik TV
customers to watch select TV On Demand shows and movies from channels they already subscribe to. Tablet and
smartphone users can enjoy the service without incurring data charges
by using Wi-Fi to connect to the Internet. When connecting via a mobile
network, data usage charges would apply.
To learn more about Optik on the go, visit telus.com/optikonthego. Download the free Optik on the go application to an Android or Apple Smartphone or Tablet or access the
online application at telus.com/optiktvonline.
* Apple iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch can access Optik TV programming
over Wi-Fi only.
About Optik TV
Optik TV provides never before seen functionality and features as well
as more than 500 channels, including more than 100 in High Definition
(HD). Optik TV is an IPTV based service and features applications like
Facebook and remote record, an application that allows subscribers to
manage their PVR recordings from any Internet connection or select
smartphones. One PVR is all you need to enable every digital box in
your home with the ability to pause, rewind and replay live TV,
schedule recordings, access existing recordings, and pause a show in
one room and pick it up in another room from the same spot. A single
PVR can record up to three shows at once. Optik TV also offers
Picture-in-Picture browsing, on-screen Call Display, HD Movies On
Demand, and HD Pay Per View. It also features an improved search
capability that enables effortless searches for shows and movies by
actor, director, show title or sporting event, for immediate viewing or
recording in the future. With Optik TV, TELUS customers can even use
their Xbox 360 as a digital television box. It's easier and more
flexible than ever.
In 2011 alone, TELUS invested approximately $1.8 billion in advanced
technology and infrastructure to increase Internet speeds, introduce
Optik TV to more communities, and expand its 4G wireless network.
Currently, TELUS customers are eligible to receive a $50 American
Express cash card when they successfully refer a customer to Optik TV.
Please visit telus.com/referrals for more information.
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications
company in Canada, with $10.3 billion of annual revenue and 12.6
million customer connections including 7.2 million wireless
subscribers, 3.6 million wireline network access lines, 1.3 million
Internet subscribers and more than 450,000 TELUS TV customers. Led
since 2000 by President and CEO, Darren Entwistle, TELUS provides a
wide range of communications products and services including data,
Internet protocol (IP), voice, entertainment and video.
In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team
members and retirees have contributed $250 million to charitable and
not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.2 million hours of
service to local communities since 2000. Eleven TELUS Community Boards
across Canada lead TELUS' local philanthropic initiatives. TELUS was
honoured to be named the most outstanding philanthropic corporation
globally for 2010 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals,
becoming the first Canadian company to receive this prestigious
For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.
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