TELUS TV expands digital content with Broadbandtv deal

    VANCOUVER, March 20 /CNW/ - TELUS TV viewers have a wider selection of
online shows and videos to watch on demand now that the telecommunications
company has teamed up with Broadbandtv.
    Under the agreement announced today, Broadbandtv Corporation is providing
television and movie content to TELUS for its IPTV service - TELUS TV.
    "Broadbandtv's proven ability to deliver compelling content on demand is
a powerful partner to TELUS TV's continuing growth," said Fred Di Blasio,
TELUS vice-president of content. "Their service will bring our customers
popular programming on-demand, so they can choose when to watch it rather than
having to tune into their program at a scheduled time. That creates powerful
choice in the TV programming and movies consumers bring into their homes."
    Broadbandtv's digital programming expertise ensures TELUS TV customers
can quickly find the content they want, such as the popular show The Hollywood
Reporter, covering the latest in entertainment news.
    "We are very excited to work with TELUS TV," said Shahrzad Rafati, CEO of
BBTV. "This agreement speaks to BBTV's growing prominence in the industry as a
provider of television and movie content to tier one TelcoTV networks."
    Broadbandtv will also provide content to TELUS' other video distribution
services including TELUS cell phones.
    TELUS TV is now available in select neighborhoods of Calgary, Edmonton
and B.C.'s Lower Mainland, with further expansion planned. For more
information on pricing, services and availability, visit

    About TELUS

    TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE:   TU) is a leading national telecommunications
company in Canada, with $8.7 billion of annual revenue and 10.7 million
customer connections including 5.1 million wireless subscribers, 4.5 million
wireline network access lines and 1.1 million Internet subscribers. TELUS
provides a wide range of communications products and services including data,
Internet protocol (IP), voice, entertainment and video. Committed to being
Canada's premier corporate citizen, over the last six years TELUS has
contributed more than $76 million to charitable and non-profit organizations,
and has established seven TELUS Community Boards across Canada to lead its
local philanthropic initiatives. For more information about TELUS, please

    About Broadbandtv Corp. (BBTV)

    BBTV is a media company that brings together content owners, IPTV
software and hardware platform providers as well as Telcos and other tier 1
IPTV network operators to help create compelling and economically sustainable
IPTV offers. BBTV specializes in the aggregation, sales, marketing and
distribution of video content via the Internet channel. For more information

    Forward Looking Statement

    This news release contains statements about expected future events that
are forward-looking. By their nature forward looking statements may not prove
to be accurate and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such
statements. Such statements require the Company to make assumptions and are
subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. Please refer to TELUS' public
disclosure documents for a review of the risk factors that may affect actual

For further information:

For further information: Julie Smithers, TELUS Media Relations, (416)
684-6817,; Shahrzad Rafati, Broadbandtv Corp., (604)

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