TELUS introduces Remote Recording with Optik TV
VANCOUVER, Aug. 5 /CNW/ - TELUS today announced the availability of Remote Recording, an enhancement to TELUS' Optik TV service that allows customers to manage Personal Video Recorder (PVR) recordings using the Web or iPhone while on the go.
Starting on Friday, August 6, TELUS Optik TV customers can record, delete, and manage the content on their PVR, as well as view and search the interactive programming guide using any Web connection from any location, or while on the go via an application for the iPhone. The Remote Recording application will be available on additional smartphone platforms like BlackBerry and Android in the near future.
"TELUS is continually pushing the envelope to offer our Optik TV customers unmatched innovation, functionality and convenience," said TELUS President and CEO Darren Entwistle. "With Remote Recording, Optik TV customers can manage their PVR while on the go and never have to miss their favourite shows again."
The Remote Recording application is available for download for free to all Optik TV customers with a PVR, at no additional charge to their monthly package.
TELUS also recently announced that TELUS Optik TV customers are amongst the world's first to be able to use their Xbox 360, a first-class home entertainment and gaming system, as a digital set top box for their Optik TV service.
Optik TV, powered by award-winning Microsoft Mediaroom, offers never before seen functionality, features and over 400 channels, including over 50 in High Definition (HD). Optik TV features the best PVR experience with PVR Anywhere, only from TELUS. Now one PVR is all customers need to watch and record shows on any TV in the home with a digital box, record up to three shows at once, or pause a program in one room and pick it up from the same spot in another room. Optik TV also offers Picture-in-Picture browsing, onscreen Call Display, HD Video On Demand and HD Pay Per View, so customers can order movies and live events from the comfort of their couch.
For more information about TELUS Optik TV please visit telus.com/optiktv or telus.com/record to learn how to set up and access Remote Recording.
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $9.6 billion of annual revenue and 11.9 million customer connections including 6.6 million wireless subscribers, 3.9 million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers and 200,000 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 $158 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 3.1 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Nine 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 international recognition.
For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.
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