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July 02, 2015 12:10 ET

More Power to the Picky: NFB app Now Available on Optik TV

Optik TV customers can now access 1,100 new and classic NFB animated shorts, docs and more via their TV

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - July 2, 2015) - TELUS Optik TV customers in Alberta, British Columbia and Quebec can now enjoy access to 1,100 acclaimed National Film Board of Canada (NFB) films, including Oscar-winning animated shorts, new and classic documentaries, great Canadian dramas, films for kids, and more.

"Bringing homegrown content to Canadians through the NFB film app on Optik TV demonstrates TELUS' ongoing commitment to improving our customers' entertainment experience while supporting Canadian content creators," said Blair Miller, Vice-President, Content at TELUS. "The addition of the NFB app means Optik TV customers can enjoy award-winning, Canadian-produced films and documentaries on the best screen in their home without the hassle of fumbling for additional remotes or switching inputs."

Optik TV customers will be able to enjoy hundreds of new and classic NFB films, including a selection of its Academy Award winners and titles of special interest to viewers in Alberta and B.C.:

  • The animated short Wild Life, an Oscar-nominated look at early life on the Alberta prairie
  • Finding Farley, an epic journey east from Calgary in the literary footsteps of Farley Mowat
  • Carts of Darkness, a popular online title featuring the extreme sport of shopping cart racing down the steep hills of North Vancouver
  • Stunning looks at national parks in B.C. and Yukon with A Day in Pacific Rim and Yukon

"Conceived specifically for TELUS Optik TV, this free streaming service(i) is the latest in a growing family of NFB applications and digital platforms. To date, the National Film Board and our digital platforms and partners have delivered over 60 million online viewings of NFB works―a made-in-Canada success story," said Claude Joli-Coeur, Government Film Commissioner and Chairperson, National Film Board of Canada. "TELUS is a leader in the Canadian telecommunications landscape and this partnership represents a great opportunity to reach new audiences in British Columbia, Alberta and Quebec, providing Canadians with better access than ever to world-class NFB content."

To access the NFB film app on Optik TV, customers can tune to channel 452 or 738 or press the "Apps/Interactive" button on their remote and select NFB.

For more information visit www.telus.com/optiktv or www.nfb.ca.

About TELUS

TELUS (TSX:T)(NYSE:TU) is Canada's fastest-growing national telecommunications company, with $12.1 billion of annual revenue and 13.9 million customer connections, including 8.3 million wireless subscribers, 3.1 million wireline network access lines, 1.5 million high-speed Internet subscribers and 937,000 TELUS TV customers. TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services, including wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and video, and is Canada's largest healthcare IT provider.

In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed more than $396 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered over 6 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Created in 2005 by Executive Chairman Darren Entwistle, TELUS' 11 Canadian community boards and 4 International boards have led the company's support of grassroots charities and will have contributed more than $54 million in support of over 4,800 local charitable projects by the end of 2015, enriching the lives of more than 2.1 million children and youth. TELUS was honoured to be named the most outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this prestigious international recognition.

For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.

About National Film Board of Canada

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) creates groundbreaking interactive works, social-issue documentaries and auteur animation. The NFB has produced over 13,000 productions and won over 5,000 awards, including 14 Canadian Screen Awards, 11 Webbys, 12 Oscars and more than 90 Genies. To access acclaimed NFB content, visit NFB.ca or download its apps for smartphones, tablets and connected TV. For more information visit www.nfb.ca.

(i) Additional charges may apply for subscribers who exceed their monthly data allowance.

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