New entertainment option for Western Canada - TELUS launches satellite TV



    VANCOUVER, June 29 /CNW/ - As of today, TELUS Satellite TV is available
across British Columbia (B.C.) and Alberta. TELUS Satellite TV is available to
more than 90 per cent of homes in B.C and Alberta and residents can now add it
to their suite of services from TELUS. Bundling TELUS TV with Internet, home
phone or long distance services helps consumers simplify their lives - and
save money at the same time.
    TELUS Satellite TV adds to TELUS' growing entertainment portfolio that
includes an innovative and differentiated digital television service provided
over TELUS' wireline broadband network, TELUS mobile TV on wireless phones,
TELUS mobile radio, and TELUS mobile music.
    "Satellite TV is a natural addition to the range of great services we
already offer our customers, enabling TELUS to offer one-stop-shopping for
home phone, Internet, wireless and entertainment services to the vast majority
of our clients in B.C. and Alberta," said Joe Natale, president of TELUS
Consumer Solutions. "TELUS Satellite TV expands the range of TV services we
offer in urban areas while allowing us to immediately extend our TV service
coverage into most rural areas."
    TELUS Satellite TV is an all digital service which includes features such
as onscreen Call Display and more than 500 digital channels including over 80
in HD. Much like they can with TELUS' existing all digital TV service, TELUS
Satellite TV clients can customize their TV experience with theme packs for
added flexibility (e.g. news, sports, family), international channels, premium
sports packages, and premium movie packages that include the latest
blockbuster films.
    TELUS TV offers savings to clients who bundle with home phone or Internet
services. By introducing satellite TV to our current suite of services, TELUS
is now able to deliver these bundled savings to more than 90 per cent of
households across B.C. and Alberta.
    This new satellite service complements the successful rollout of TELUS TV
which, to date, has more than 100,000 subscribers and is already commercially
available in select communities in Alberta, B.C. and eastern Quebec including
Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, Whistler, Vernon, Kelowna, Edmonton,
Calgary, Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie and Rimouski.

    About TELUS

    TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE:   TU) is a leading national telecommunications
company in Canada, with $9.7 billion of annual revenue and 11.6 million
customer connections including 6.2 million wireless subscribers, 4.2 million
wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers. 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 $137 million to
charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered more than 2.6
million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Nine TELUS Community
Boards across Canada lead our local philanthropic initiatives. For more
information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.




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For further information: For media inquiries, please contact Elizabeth
Whiting, TELUS Media Relations, (604) 697-8182, Elizabeth.whiting@telus.com

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