TELUS TV surpasses 100,000 subscriber milestone

Thursday, May 7th, 2009
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VANCOUVER, B.C. – TELUS Corporation (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) reported first quarter 2009 revenue of $2.375 billion, an increase of $25 million or one per cent. The increase was driven primarily by three per cent growth in wireless revenue and six per cent growth in wireline data revenue, more than offsetting the ongoing declines in local and long distance wireline revenues.

TELUS TV surpasses 100,000 subscriber milestone and to launch satellite TV service

TELUS’ all-digital television, movie and radio entertainment service hit a notable milestone in April as the TELUS TV subscriber base surpassed 100,000 customers. The company’s rollout of infrastructure and supporting marketing campaigns in Alberta, British Columbia and Eastern Quebec continues. Since launching TELUS TV the company has advanced the service by introducing up to 33 High Definition (HD) channels, personal video recorder (PVR) capabilities with an industry best 60 hours of HD recording time, and HD video on demand delivering an improved viewing experience with sharper images and enhanced sound quality. These features and the quality and flexibility of TELUS TV are creating further momentum as TELUS expands HD coverage through a concerted investment program to enhance the wireline broadband network.

TELUS also announced today that it expects to enhance its TELUS TV service by launching TELUS Satellite TV later this year. The new satellite TV service will complement TELUS’ current IP-based TV service by enabling the company to more quickly expand the TV home bundle addressable market with wireline, wireless, Internet and entertainment services for more than 90 per cent of households across British Columbia and Alberta. TELUS Satellite TV will likely feature more than 500 digital channels, more than 70 HD channels, pay per view, an interactive programming guide, and time shifting. This new satellite service is made possible by an agreement with Bell Canada.

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