Telus IPTV service now available in Prince George

Telus this week announced that its Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) service, called Optik TV, is now available in Prince George, British Columbia.

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.

Optik TV now offers more than 480 channels including over 80 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 over 266,000 IPTV and Satellite television subscribers in Western Canada.

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


4 Responses to “Telus IPTV service now available in Prince George”
  1. Herry69 says:

    looks like the people of prince george WILL be getting ripped off because rogers, bell and telus are the three greedbag corporations of the universe.

  2. jay D says:

    You forgot Shaw the biggest one of them all

  3. DigitalDude says:

    Nice to see Shaw get some competition up there.
    The customers having a real choice now will be the winners.

    Too bad it took so long as Shaw has had Digital Cable in P.G. for many years now.

  4. terryf says:

    I agree with Shaw finally getting some competition as their high speed internet rates are very high compared to Telus’ Optik internet which stands at $37/M for 15 megabits/sec compared to Shaws $50/M for 7 megabits/sec. The Digital TV prices are comparable as well as telephone rates.

    There is one question I have regarding the programing for Television channels. Why are the Global, CTV and CBC HD format channels not available in BC other than Vancouver? I live in Prince George and I watch Global Vancouver news all the time. It seems pretty stupid to me that it is not available here in HD format. Does anyone have any thoughts on this?