Telus is Launching 4K TV in Western Canada

Telus is launching 4K TV in Western Canada, and is the only service provider offering it in the area.

Telus Optik TV adds an interactive music app

Telus this week added a new application to their Optik service which their IPTV customers the ability to learn more about what is playing on their Galaxie music channels.

The new app can be launched from the Optik main menu with a click of the remote. Once running, customers can find out what’s playing on all the music channels, look at playlists, and view album art.

IPTV in Canada: An update

In 2005, cable companies began offering cable telephony , also known as VoIP or digital phone service, to its customers for the first time. Since that time, the big four cable companies – Cogeco, Rogers, Shaw, and Videotron have taken more than 386 million landline phone customers away from the big Canadian telephone companies.

To offset losses in telecommunications, Bell Canada, Bell Aliant, MTS, Sasktel, Tbaytel, and Telus have decided to take on the cable companies by offering cable customers IPTV or Internet Protocol television, a technology that enables telephone companies (Telcos) to deliver television programming through phones lines.

FX Canada added to Telus Optik TV line-up

Telus said today that FX Canada is now available to Optik TV customers in British Columbia and Alberta on Channel 188. The Rogers Media digital specialty channel will be available on free preview until February 12, 2012.

New smartphone apps let Optik TV subscribers watch shows on their iOS and Android devices

Telus this week released new Android, iPhone and iPad apps which gives their IPTV customers the ability to watch On Demand shows on their iPhone or iPad over a WiFi connection.

Optik TV customers will be able to choose from hundreds of VOD titles from channels like Super Channel, Disney XD, Disney Junior, Hollywood Suite and Family.

Number of Telus TV subscribers up 70% in last year

In financial results released today, Telus announced that as of September 30, 2011, the company had 453,000 television subscribers in Western Canada.

That number is up 70.3% from 266,000 at September 30, 2010 and up more than 230% from 137,000 on September 30, 2009.

Net Income at Telus up 30% in recent quarter

Telus Corporation today reported its financial results and subscriber counts for the third quarter of 2011.

The company reported operating revenues of $2.6 billion for the quarter, up 6.5% from the same quarter a year earlier. Net income $326 million, up a whopping 30% from $251 million in same period a year earlier driven by three non-recurring items. Adjusted for the non-recurring items, net income was still up by 12% over the third Quarter of 2010.

Fibre to the Home: The future of Internet Connectivity

An overview of what Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) is and its penetration in Canada in 2011.

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