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TELUS introduces the next generation of Optik TV

TELUS Communications Inc
TELUS Communications Inc

New features include personalized profiles, universal search, voice remote and access to thousands of apps through the Google Play Store, all in one powerful TELUS TV Digital Box

Optik TV Home Landing

Home Landing on TELUS Optik TV
Home Landing on TELUS Optik TV

TELUS Digital Box

The new TELUS Digital Box with voice remote
The new TELUS Digital Box with voice remote

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 07, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, TELUS introduced its next generation of Optik TV, unleashing a revolutionary content experience and simplifying the way customers find, stream and interact with their favourite content. The new Optik TV offers live and on demand TV across all devices, in addition to new features like personalized profiles, universal search, voice remote and access to thousands of apps through the Google Play Store, all in one intuitive digital box, making the entertainment experience for customers easier and better than ever.

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Powered by a sleek TELUS TV Digital Box with Bluetooth voice remote that takes only minutes to set up, the new Optik TV provides customers with an immersive entertainment experience. New features include:

  • Simplified menu: The simplified menu and home screen provide easy access to live TV, recordings, search and On Demand content on the navigation bar.

  • Personalized profiles: Enjoy a more personalized TV experience where every member of the household can create a unique profile and get a customized home screen showcasing their favourite channels, movies, recent recordings, and the ability to pick up where they left off at any time.

  • Voice remote: Powered by Google Assistant, customers can control their TV and search for shows using the built-in microphone on the TELUS Remote.

  • Universal search: Customers can conveniently search across Live TV, On Demand, and streaming services to discover content faster without switching between apps.

  • Unlimited recordings: Cloud PVR offers customers unlimited recording capacity so they can save as many shows as they want, and watch them from any device at any time, anywhere in Canada through the TELUS TV+ app.

  • Sports Zone: Customers can create a curated home page capturing their favourite events and sports teams to easily navigate to live or upcoming games and current scores with just a single click.

“The new Optik TV is a fully-integrated, streamlined content experience that transforms the way Canadians access entertainment at home and on the go. By simplifying how customers find, stream and interact with their favourite content, it solves common pain points so they can spend less time dealing with the complexity and cost of entertainment, like switching between inputs and managing multiple subscriptions, and more time actually enjoying it,” said Dwayne Benefield, Senior Vice-president, Connected Home, Entertainment & Enablement, TELUS. “Our evolution to an advanced, cloud-based solution delivers unlimited content across a multitude of devices, offering the best selection and value on our award-winning PureFibre and 5G networks, while fulfilling our customers’ entertainment needs now and in the future.”

Optik TV provides access to thousands of apps from Google Play, including YouTube, Netflix, and Amazon Prime Video preloaded for easy access. All plans come with the Core TV package which includes up to 36 HD channels, as well as local favourites. Customers can choose a Core+ Premium package which includes one premium streaming service such as Netflix for just $38 per month. For even more content, TELUS offers the Combo packages such as 4 Theme Packs + 1 Premium and 7 Theme Packs + 1 Premium where customers can choose from popular theme packs such as Disney Time, Sportsnet & Beyond, and Blockbusters. To learn more about TELUS Optik TV, visit www.telus.com/optiktv.

About TELUS
TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is a dynamic, world-leading communications technology company with $18 billion in annual revenue and 18 million customer connections spanning wireless, data, IP, voice, television, entertainment, video, and security. Our social purpose is to leverage our global-leading technology and compassion to drive social change and enable remarkable human outcomes. Our longstanding commitment to putting our customers first fuels every aspect of our business, making us a distinct leader in customer service excellence and loyalty. The numerous, sustained accolades TELUS has earned over the years from independent, industry-leading network insight firms showcase the strength and speed of TELUS’ global-leading networks, reinforcing our commitment to provide Canadians with access to superior technology that connects us to the people, resources and information that make our lives better.

Operating in 30 countries around the world, TELUS International (TSX and NYSE: TIXT) is a leading digital customer experience innovator that designs, builds, and delivers next-generation solutions, including AI and content moderation, for global and disruptive brands across high-growth industry verticals, including tech and games, communications and media and eCommerce and fintech.

TELUS Health is a global healthcare leader, which provides employee and family preventative healthcare and wellness solutions. Our TELUS team, along with our 100,000 health professionals, are leveraging the combination of TELUS’ strong digital and data analytics capabilities with our unsurpassed client service to dramatically improve remedial, preventative and mental health outcomes covering 68 million lives, and growing, around the world. As the largest provider of digital solutions and digital insights of its kind, TELUS Agriculture & Consumer Goods enables efficient and sustainable production from seed to store, helping improve the safety and quality of food and other goods in a way that is traceable to end consumers.

Driven by our determination and vision to connect all citizens for good, our deeply meaningful and enduring philosophy to give where we live has inspired TELUS and our team to contribute $1.5 billion, including 2 million days of service since 2000. This unprecedented generosity and unparalleled volunteerism have made TELUS the most giving company in the world. Together, let’s make the future friendly.

For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com, follow us at @TELUSNews on Twitter and @Darren_Entwistle on Instagram..

Media Contact:
Lena Chen
TELUS Public Relations
lena.chen@telus.com

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