TELUS Optik Local

Original community television created for you and by you

You’ve come to expect excellence in entertainment with Optik TV and our community television programming is no exception. Optik Local is where TELUS showcases relevant, local, community-produced content in B.C. and Alberta, available through Optik TV On Demand and online. At Optik Local, we look for projects that encourage local storytelling and we showcase them on Optik TV On Demand as well as online. You can get involved in two ways:

Community programming: Created for you by you

Telling your stories your way begins with submitting a completed program or an original program proposal to us that reflects issues, viewpoints and voices relevant to your community. Whether you’re seeking an audience for an already completed community-oriented production, you need funding to help transform a great idea into a TELUS community program, or you need support for a workshop or training initiative, you can find our application forms and more information on the Optik Local website.

STORYHIVE: Get funded. Get noticed. Get in the hive!

STORYHIVE is a simple production funding and distribution social platform for emerging content creators in BC and Alberta which enables local creative talent with fresh ideas to make their projects happen. We are empowering the community to help us fund those ideas and make them a reality. Creators from BC and Alberta may apply for grants to produce short-form content and the community votes to decide which projects get funding and distribution on TELUS Optik TV On Demand as well as online. For more information on STORYHIVE and to see upcoming application deadlines please check out our website.