TELUS adds Netflix 4K to Optik TV

Monday, November 7th, 2016
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TELUS unleashes Netflix 4K programming on Optik TV

  • Hundreds of hours of Netflix content now available in 4K, including Stranger Things, Marvel’s Luke Cage, Narcos and new series The Crown

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA — TELUS (TSX:T)(NYSE:TU) customers can now access some of the biggest and most buzzed-about new shows in stunning 4K with the launch of the Netflix app on Optik TV 4K set-top boxes. With a Netflix Premium subscription, users can stream 4K content directly from their Optik TV 4K set-top boxes, eliminating the hassle of switching inputs, fumbling for additional remotes or purchasing additional hardware.

With four times the resolution of HD, 4K delivers a more realistic viewing experience, bringing an awe-inspiring, immersive entertainment experience right into customers’ homes.

“4K is the ultimate way to immerse yourself in your favourite TV shows and introducing hundreds of hours of top-tier 4K Netflix programming is a huge step forward in the evolution of Optik TV,” said Blair Miller, Vice President, Content for TELUS. “We’re making it easy for TELUS customers to enjoy the most binge-worthy 4K content on the market by offering convenient access to all of their favourite shows in one place.”

TELUS launched Optik TV 4K earlier this summer and is the first, and only, carrier in Western Canada to offer 4K programming. Netflix in 4K adds to TELUS’ growing 4K lineup, which includes TSN 4K, adrenaline sports On Demand (e.g., snowboarding, surfing and dirt biking), Stingray Ambiance and an expanding collection of Optik Local productions and blockbuster new movie releases.
“Our partnership with TELUS provides a seamless experience for Netflix members to find and watch their favourite Netflix shows and films through Optik TV,” said Paul Perryman, Director of Business Development at Netflix. “Now members will be able to enjoy hundreds of hours of their favourite Netflix originals in stunning 4K picture quality on Optik 4K set-top boxes, including Stranger Things, Marvel’s Luke Cage, Narcos and The Crown, which recently premiered on Friday, November 4.”

TELUS 4K PVRs are available at no additional cost with a two-year commitment.