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 .