TELUS TV subscriber base surpasses 200,000 customers

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010
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VANCOUVER, B.C. – TELUS Corporation (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) has reported first quarter 2010 results.

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TELUS TV net additions were 29,000, an increase of 45% over the same period last year, due to improved installation capabilities, investment in expanded broadband coverage, and the addition of TELUS Satellite TV service in mid-2009.

TELUS’ all-digital television service hit another notable milestone in April as the TELUS TV subscriber base surpassed 200,000 customers. Since launching TELUS TV, the company has advanced the service by introducing more than 400 channels, including over 40 in High Definition, and video on demand and pay per view.

In February, TELUS launched an enhanced version of TELUS TV powered by Microsoft Mediaroom. This new platform offers customers impressive new features including a single personal video recorder (PVR) solution for the whole home, allowing customers to record and play back shows on up to six TVs in a home and record three programs simultaneously from any room.

TELUS’ new PVR-anywhere service allows customers to record over 300 hours of Standard Definition programming or 120 hours of High Definition programming.

The ongoing broadband build is expanding IP-based TELUS TV service coverage across B.C., Alberta and Eastern Quebec, providing more high-definition (HD) TV channels and personal video recorder (PVR) capabilities.

Wireline operating indicators (000s):

                        As at March 31
                          2010    2009  Change
                        ------  ------  ------
TELUS TV* subscribers      199      98  103.1%
-- net additions            29      20   45.0%

*Includes TELUS Satellite TV™ subscribers beginning in second quarter of 2009.