CenturyLink gives Prism TV customers anywhere access to live TV

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014
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Customers can access Prism™ TV app from multiple devices to view a large selection of live channels, both inside and outside of the home

MONROE, La. — As part of its ongoing commitment to offer advanced services to its Prism™ TV customers, CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced that it has launched version 3.0 of its Prism™ TV app. This enhanced app allows customers to view TV and video on demand content wherever they are, including up to 25 live TV channels outside of the home and 100 live channels within the home.

Customers can view content that corresponds with their Prism™ TV programming package through mobile apps on their iOS, Android and Kindle devices. Channels like Fox News, Universal Sports, Bloomberg, Sony Movie Channel, Starz and 20 additional channels can now be streamed live anywhere from a mobile device. In addition, content from the Hallmark Channel and NBCUniversal can also be conveniently viewed through the app’s Prism On Demand feature, and, in February, customers can watch segments of the 2014 Winter Olympics through On Demand.

“We are pleased with the enhanced features that our customers get with version 3.0 of our Prism™ TV app,” said Shirish Lal, CenturyLink senior vice president of marketing. “Customers will enjoy the many usability enhancements, the significant expansion in live TV channels in and out of the home and future video on demand content additions.”

Customers also have the convenience of using the Prism™ TV app to navigate through various programs and schedule Whole Home DVR recordings from anywhere. Their viewing choices can also be integrated with social media by using the app on Apple’s iPhone®, iPad® and Google Android devices to post messages on Facebook and Twitter about what they’re watching.

The use of the Prism™ TV app is free for Prism™ TV customers and the number of available channels inside and outside of the home varies based on the programming package and the community where the subscriber resides. Prism™ Preferred and Prism™ Premium packages will offer the most live content choices out of the home.

Prism™ TV app is powered by Azuki Systems, the core platform provider for CenturyLink’s TV Everywhere service. CenturyLink will continue to work with its programming partners to offer customers additional programming choices on the app.

Prism™ TV, currently available in 12 markets including Las Vegas, Tallahassee, Phoenix and Colorado Springs, is delivered through CenturyLink’s fiber optic network and offers advanced features that customers may not get from cable or satellite, including more than 200 HD channels, a wireless set-top box, whole home DVR, warp-speed channel change, multi-view and TV applications such as Facebook, Yahoo! Sports and Picasa. In addition to the Prism™ TV app, customers can consume content on the CenturyLink.net web portal and various programmer-branded websites and apps.