Telus TV rebranded Optik TV

Telus today announced that its Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) service in B.C. and Alberta, previously known as Telus TV, will now be known as Optik TV.

The company’s IPTV offerings are similar to digital cable or satellite television except that tv signals are distributed to viewers using a high speed internet connection over phone lines rather than through a cable or satellite connection.

Powered by Microsoft Mediaroom, the service offers a networked multi-room Personal Video Recorder (PVR) which can be used by up to six televisions in the home, Video On Demand; Picture-in-Picture browsing and Call Display on your TV.

The service offers more than 450 channels including 40 in HD with subscription combos starting at $50 per month. The HD package starts at $75 per month. The PVR is priced at $399 or $15 per month rental while additional boxes for additional televisions can be purchased for $199 each or $10 per month rental. Installation costs are extra.

Telus currently has just over 200,000 IPTV and Satellite television subscribers in Western Canada. The company does break out the number of IPTV and satellite TV subscribers publicly but it is believed that the bulk of those 200,000 are IPTV subscribers.

Optik TV service is available in following cities in Alberta and B.C.: Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, Fort McMurray, Grande Praire, Vancouver, Kelowna, Vernon and Whistler.

Service is available in following cities in Alberta and B.C.: Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, Fort McMurray, Grande Praire, Vancouver, Kelowna, Vernon and Whistler.

Discuss Optik TV in Digital Home’s Telus TV forum.

Comments

5 Responses to “Telus TV rebranded Optik TV”
  1. Cable Forever says:

    It’s still just Telus TV

  2. Alfie Romero aka Home Dogie says:

    This is Kewl! Telol!

  3. Friedrich says:

    It runs on their fiber optic backbone.

  4. scott says:

    I have no idea of the service sucks… as I can not seem to get it installed.. I contact Telus last week to have the service installed in my building which apparently is a test building for the new multi dwelling system. Well it appears due to a computer glitch with the previous tenant leaving and me moving in the system is in what they called “stuck” mode… They (ASH the Escalation Manager) said this has happened before and that the CEO and media are aware of there troubles. Customers beware!!! Initially I was told it usually takes 48 hours to clear.. Well it’s a week now.. They can not provide a date ann answer, a via option like there Telus Mobility Stick until resolved. I feel like I have been told “suck it up sunshine we have a monopoly on this.. we’ll get to you when we feel like it”. Is this the way to treat customers when you are trying to promote a new product… I can’t even go to Shaw or others because of the agreement with the building according to the sales reps…

    Telus… If you care, please resolve this problem.

    “Stuck”