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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 2017-04-20, 04:41 PM Thread Starter
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Telus Pik TV

Telus has introduced a new TV service that operates on a Telus Pik TV™ media box (see next post.) This service is different than Optik TV and is not available to Optik TV subscribers. You must have TELUS Internet 15 or higher and live in Red Deer, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Grande Prairie, Victoria, Saanich or Prince George.

This service includes The Basics (up to 23 local and regional channels) plus your choice of 5 specialty channels for $20 per month. Additional channels from $4 each.

Two ways to watch

TELUS Pik TV media box on your big screen
Easy plug and play solution, required for Pik TV
30 day satisfaction guarantee
No recording or whole-home connectivity capabilities

TELUS Pik TV app on the go
Watch select shows on your tablet or smartphone (Apple or Android)
Access to some channels require TELUS Internet
Included with your TELUS Pik TV subscription

Link: https://www.telus.com/en/ab/tv/packa...TCMP=VAN_piktv

Pik tv Support: https://www.telus.com/en/ab/support/topic/tv#/pik-tv

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TELUS Pik TV media box

Powered by Android TV™, the small, sleek TELUS Pik TV media box streams your favourite shows and movies to your TV.

Access your live and On Demand channels and streaming apps in one place through the TELUS Pik TV media box. Also enjoy access to your files easily via the USB port and share music or videos from your mobile device to your TV.

Search and find your favourite shows faster with the Bluetooth-powered, voice-activated Pik TV remote.

Watching live and On Demand TV through the Pik TV media box will not contribute to your internet data usage.

Technical specs
Chipset
1.5 GHz Dual-core ARM Cortex v7-A Broadcom BCM7252S

Memory
2 GB RAM
8 GB storage (actual formatted capacity will be less)

Video
4K enabled (depending on content availability and internet bandwidth)

Audio
Dolby Audio

Ports
12V DC Power
USB 2.0
HDMI out
S/PDIF
Gigabit Ethernet

Connectivity
Wifi
Bluetooth

Size
175mm x 155mm x 35mm

Weight
235g

Remote
Bluetooth
40g (excluding batteries)
45mm x 190mm x 17mm

Note: The TELUS Pik TV media box does not include a PVR with recording capabilities, access to live or on-demand 4K content, or the ability to watch on multiple TV screens.

System requirements: TV with HDMI input

Supports audio description content
Voice search feature with remote
Option to pair a bluetooth keyboard
Google Remote Control app compatible
Closed caption and SDH support setting

What you get in the box
1 media box
1 1.8m HDMI cord
1 power supply
1 remote
2 AAA batteries

Link: https://www.telus.com/en/ab/tv/package/pik/hardware

Note: the hardware supports 4K for apps like Netflix, but The Pik TV app does not support 4K.

There is a one-time charge of $100 plus tax for the hardware.

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Channel Selection

$20 includes local and regional channels plus your choice of 5 specialty channels. Additional channels are $4 each.

A&E
AMC
Bravo
CBC News Network
CNN
Comedy Network
CTV News Channel
Discovery
E!
Food Network
HGTV
History Television
Much
Showcase
Slice
Space
TLC
W Network

Premium add-ons
Sports Pack for $20.00 per month
TMN & HBO Canada with Crave TV for $20.00 per month
TSN for $15.00 per month
Sportsnet for $15.00 per month
CraveTV Premium Pack for $7.00 per month

Note that the choice of specialty channels is very limited.
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Pik TV and Optik TV differences

Choose Pik TV if:
You’d prefer to have select channels that you’ve chosen
You’re comfortable self-managing your technology
You like to use apps like Netflix and YouTube
You only watch TV on one screen at a time
You don’t record shows/programs

Choose Optik TV if:
You feel more comfortable having a technician manage your equipment
You like having more channels and robust theme packs
You watch on multiple TVs in your home
Your whole family will be using the service
You use PVR regularly

Link: https://www.telus.com/en/ab/support/...ik-differences
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Very interesting. If I didn't use PVR and timeshifting feeds so extensively, I'd be very interested.
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PIK TV is based on Ericsson’s MediaFirst technology. Optik TV uses Mediaroom, the IP video platform that Ericsson acquired from Microsoft in 2013, so there is probably some synergy between the 2 products and assurance that the developer has the commitment to enhance and support the PIK TV platform.

Telus stressed that Pik TV is not an “over-the-top” service and the new service “fully complies will all Canadian CRTC Broadcast Distribution Undertaking licensing requirements and qualifies fully as a pay-tv service the same as our existing Optik TV service… or any other CRTC licensed pay-TV service.” An official also stated that Pik TV is also “onside of all of our content licensing deals.”

People familiar with the product expect Telus to follow with a full-launch of Pik TV in May.

Source: Telus Soft-Launches Skinny Bundle IPTV Service | Multichannel
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