OCTOBER 2, 2017

YouTube now available on Optik TV

Access billions of YouTube videos on the biggest screen in the house.
Vancouver – TELUS today announced that YouTube will be accessible on all Optik TV 4K digital boxes. TELUS customers that already have 4K digital boxes will simply see the app appear automatically. Customers can easily access YouTube via channel 322 or through the Apps Launchpad. YouTube on Optik TV is specifically designed for a big screen viewing experience, with easy-to-discover content and access to HD and 4K videos.
“The way Canadians consume content is changing. Between traditional television, on demand programs, Netflix and now YouTube, we are continuing to innovate to provide an incredible entertainment experience for our customers, and are the only TV provider in Western Canada offering YouTube on the set top box and in 4K,” said Blair Miller, VP of Products, Services, and Content at TELUS. “Whether you are tuning in to view your favourite YouTube creator, wanting to catch the latest music video, entertaining the kids or watching that trending viral video your friend recommended, YouTube on Optik TV delivers direct, fast access to all of your favourite YouTube content, in stunning 4K, without the hassle of switching inputs or changing interfaces on the best screen in your home from the comfort of your couch.”
Customers will find the interface, features and controls of YouTube intuitive and easy to use. Key features include playback of content in 4K, predictive search, ability to sign-in via smartphone to access YouTube subscriptions and playlists and even smartphone casting capabilities. YouTube on Optik TV was distributed via automatic update to all 4K-capable digital boxes. A subscription to 4K content or a 4K-capable TV are not required to access the YouTube app on Optik TV.
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TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is Canada’s fastest-growing national telecommunications company, with $13 billion of annual revenue and 12.8 million subscriber connections, including 8.7 million wireless subscribers, 1.7 million high-speed Internet subscribers, 1.3 million residential network access lines and 1.1 million TELUS TV customers. TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services, including wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and video. TELUS is also Canada's largest healthcare IT provider, and TELUS International delivers business process solutions around the globe.
In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed over $482 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered more than 7.7 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Created in 2005 by President and CEO Darren Entwistle, TELUS’ 12 Canadian community boards and 5 International boards have led the Company’s support of grassroots charities and have contributed more than $60 million in support of 5,595 local charitable projects, enriching the lives of more than 2 million children and youth, annually. TELUS was honoured to be named the most outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this prestigious international recognition.
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About YouTube
Launched in May 2005, YouTube allows billions of people to discover, watch and share originally-created videos. YouTube provides a forum for people to connect, inform, and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small.
Media contact
Doug Self
TELUS Social and Media Relations
(403) 616-8741
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