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TELUS Corporation

February 11, 2015 09:00 ET

Netflix Now Accessible Directly Through TELUS Optik TV

Optik TV takes superior choice and flexibility to new heights

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Feb. 11, 2015) - (TSX:T)(NYSE:TU) - TELUS today announced that Optik TV customers will be able to access Netflix, the world's largest subscription streaming service, directly from their Optik TV set-top box, removing the inconvenience of having to switch hardware and source inputs or fumble with additional remotes. Access to Netflix will be made available to Optik TV customers over the coming weeks. Every Optik TV customer with a Netflix account can conveniently enjoy their favourite movies and shows including Netflix original programming like House of Cards, Orange is the New Black and Marco Polo, from any Optik TV in the home.

"The addition of Netflix is yet another demonstration of TELUS' commitment to making our customers' entertainment experience better and simpler," said Blair Miller, Vice-President, Content at TELUS. "Nearly half of TELUS' Optik TV customers are also Netflix subscribers, and making Netflix accessible to them via their Optik set-top box is a simple but powerful innovation providing access to all their home entertainment in one place. The way we consume television programming continues to evolve - this latest Optik innovation is a reflection of that evolution and TELUS' dedication to finding new ways to provide our customers with greater choice and control of their entertainment experience so they can watch the programs they want, when they want."

When combined with CraveTV as well as TELUS' extensive selection of current TV hits and the latest Hollywood blockbusters available on demand, the addition of Netflix means Optik TV is the one destination where customers always have something great to watch, including thousands of hours of their most loved movies and TV shows.

To learn more about Netflix for Optik TV, visit telus.com/Netflix.

About TELUS

TELUS (TSX:T)(NYSE:TU) is Canada's fastest-growing national telecommunications company, with $11.8 billion of annual revenue and 13.5 million customer connections, including 8.0 million wireless subscribers, 3.2 million wireline network access lines, 1.45 million Internet subscribers and 888,000 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 $350 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 5.4 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Created in 2005 by Executive Chairman Darren Entwistle, TELUS' 11 community boards across Canada have led the company's support of grassroots charities and will have contributed $47 million in support of 3,700 local charities organizations by the end of 2014, enriching the lives of more than two million Canadian 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.

Contact Information

  • For media inquiries, please contact:
    Donna Ramirez
    TELUS Social and Media Relations
    416-320-9309
    donna.ramirez@telus.com