Optik TV service programming and rate updates

Learn about updates to your Optik TV service programming and rates

This article contains updates related to your Optik TV programming and changes to your Optik TV service rates.

Optik TV service rates updates


Posted November 15, 2019

WWE rate update

Beginning February 1, 2020, the regular price for WWE Network will increase by $2 from $13 to $15. For further questions about your TELUS Home Services, please contact us.

Posted September 17, 2019

Theme pack rate update

Beginning Oct 3, 2019, the regular price for your theme packs will increase by $1 each. Your theme packs within combos are unaffected. To learn more about the latest TV packages, please visit telus.com/OptikTVPackage.

Essentials package rate update

Beginning Oct 3, 2019, the regular monthly rate for Essentials will become $40 for all customers. To learn more about the latest TV packages, please visit telus.com/OptikTVPackage.

Posted April 15, 2019

Optik TV® rate change

Effective May 27, 2019, the regular monthly rate for the following Optik TV® Combo packages will increase by $5.

  • You Pick 6
  • Favourites
  • You Pick 8
  • Favourites Plus
  • You Pick 8 & Movies
  • Favourites Plus & Movies
  • You Pick 22
  • You Pick 22 & Movies

To learn more about how the best TV keeps getting better, please visit telus.com/optiktvpackage.

To see an electronic copy of your TELUS Home Services bill, log in to My TELUS and select View bill details in the Home Services section.

For questions about your TELUS Home Services, please contact us.

Posted January 2, 2019

Optik TV® Combo packages rate changes

Effective February 25, 2019, the regular monthly rate for the following Optik TV Combo packages will increase by $5.

  • Select
  • Optimum
  • Platinum
  • Ultimate

To see an electronic copy of your TELUS Home Services bill, log in to My TELUS and select View bill details in the Home Services section.

For questions about your TELUS Home Services, please contact us.

Posted August 23, 2018

Optik TV® equipment rental rate update

Starting on October 1, 2018, the regular monthly rental rate for an Optik TV 4K wireless digital box will increase by $2 per month.

There will be no change in rate for 4K wireless digital boxes that have been provided as a free rental.

To learn more about TELUS Optik TV, visit telus.com/optiktv

To see an electronic copy of your TELUS Home Services bill, log in to My TELUS and select View bill details in the Home Services section.

For questions about your TELUS Home Services, please contact us

Posted June 1, 2018

Popular Sports Theme pack rate update

Starting on August 1, 2018, the regular monthly subscription rate for the Popular Sports Theme pack on Optik TV will increase from $14 per month to $16 per month.

To see all of our channels and Theme packs, visit telus.com/channels.

To see an electronic copy of your TELUS Home Services bill, log in to My TELUS and select View bill details in the Home Services section.

For questions about your TELUS Home Services, please contact us.

Standalone Theme pack rate update

Starting on August 1, 2018, the regular monthly subscription rate for the following Theme packs on Optik TV will increase to $13 per month:

  • Adventure
  • Adventure Extra
  • Entertainment
  • Entertainment Extra
  • Family
  • Learning
  • Lifestyle
  • Lifestyle Extra
  • More Movies
  • Music
  • News
  • Popular Choices
  • Sports
  • Sports Extra
  • Sports Top Up
  • Time Choices

To see all of our channels and Theme packs, visit telus.com/channels.

To see an electronic copy of your TELUS Home Services bill, log in to My TELUS and select View bill details in the Home Services section.

For questions about your TELUS Home Services, please contact us.

Posted December 29, 2017

Movies: Premium packs rate changes

Starting on March 2018 bills, the regular monthly subscription rate for the following two Premium packs on TELUS Optik TV will increase.

TMN & HBO Canada with CraveTV will increase from $18 per month to $20 per month. If the cost of your package has been $20 per month, there will be no increase.

TMN Combo with CraveTV (including TMN Encore) will increase from $20 per month to $22 per month. If the cost of your package has been $22 per month, there will be no increase.

Log in to My TELUS to see an electronic copy of your TELUS Home Services bill and select Download/Print on your TELUS e.Bill page.

For questions about your TELUS Home Service, contact us

Posted December 20, 2017

WWE Network rate change

Starting on February 2018 bills, the regular monthly rate for WWE Network on TELUS Optik TV will increase by $1 per month.

For details and to see how you might be affected by this rate change, please see the message included on your December 2017 and January 2018 bills.

Log in to My TELUS to see an electronic copy of your TELUS Home Services bill and select Download/Print on your TELUS e.Bill page.

For questions about your TELUS Home Service, please contact us.

Posted August 31, 2017

Optik TV rate change

The cost of providing TELUS Home Services continues to increase as we continue to upgrade our networks and services in both dense urban and remote rural areas across Canada, to keep our customers connected and maintain our world-class communications service.

As of September 12, 2017, the regular monthly rate for the following Optik TV theme packs will increase by $2 per month:

  • Adventure
  • Adventure Extra
  • Entertainment
  • Entertainment Extra
  • Family
  • Kids Plus On Demand
  • Learning
  • Lifestyle
  • Lifestyle Extra
  • More Movies
  • Music
  • News
  • Popular Choices
  • Sports
  • Sports Extra
  • Time Choice

As of September 12, 2017, the regular monthly rate for the following Optik TV combo will increase by $3 per month:

  • Select
  • Optimum
  • Platinum
  • Ultimate

For details on how you might be affected by this rate changes, please see the message included on your August and September bills. Log in to My TELUS to see an electronic copy of your TELUS Home Services bill and select Download/Print on your TELUS e.Bill page.

We’ve updated our Optik TV packaging to offer you more choice and flexibility. Visit telus.com/tvupdates to review your current packaging and help decide on the right package for you.

For questions about your TELUS Home Services, contact us.

Programming updates


Posted November 5, 2019

FYI Channel update

As of December 31st, 2019, the FYI channel will no longer be available due to a recent channel provider change. As such, this channel will no longer be available on its own or within the following packages:

  • Style & Culture Theme Pack

Stingray Classica Channel move

Starting November 1st 2019, Stingray Classica will be sold as an ALC channel. If you would like Stingray Classica, please subscribe to the channel as a stand-alone channel.

Posted November 4, 2019

T+E update

As of December 5, 2019, T+E (Travel + Escape) will be repackaged to another theme pack. If you would like T+E, please subscribe to the Essentials theme pack.

Posted October 31, 2019

TLN (Telelatino) channel update

As of January 9, 2020, TLN (Telelatino) will no longer be available on Optik TV. Customers who have subscribed to the channel will have their accounts updated to reflect the turndown of the channel.

Posted October 29, 2019

Essentials channels packaging update

CCTV News and CCTV Documentary are moving to the Chinese CCTV and Beyond theme pack.

As of December 10, 2019, CCTV News and CCTV Documentary will be removed from Essentials. To remain subscribed to these channels, please subscribe to the Chinese CCTV & Beyond theme pack or as individual channels.

Posted September 17, 2019

Comedy Gold channel update

As of September 1, 2019, the Comedy Gold channel will no longer be available due to a recent channel provider change. As such, this channel will no longer be available on its own or within the following packages:

  • Entertainment theme pack
  • Good Time theme pack

ATN HD channel update

Starting on September 19, 2019, ATN HD will be repackaged to another theme pack. If you would like ATN HD, please subscribe to the South Asian Favourites theme pack or as a stand-alone channel.

ATN Cricket channel update

Starting on September 19, 2019, ATN Cricket will be repackaged to another theme pack. It will be replaced by ATN HD. If you would like ATN Cricket, please subscribe to the South Asian Cricket Pack (available August 8th, 2019) or as a stand-alone channel.

Sanjha TV channel update

Starting on September 19, 2019, Sanjha TV will be repackaged to another theme pack. If you would like Sanjha TV, please subscribe to the South Asian Variety Theme Pack (available September 19) or as a stand-alone channel.

IFC channel update

As of October 1, 2019, the IFC channel will no longer be available due to a recent channel provider change. As such, this channel will no longer be available on its own or within the following packages:

  • Favourite Films theme pack
  • More Movies theme pack

Cosmo TV channel update

As of October 1, 2019, the CosmoTV channel will no longer be available due to a recent channel provider change. As such, this channel will no longer be available on its own or within the following packages:

  • Lifestyle Extra theme pack
  • Style & Culture theme pack

Posted August 30, 2019

Comedy is now CTV Comedy Channel

Effective September 12, 2019, the Comedy channel will now be the CTV Comedy Channel. The channel name included in your packages has changed but the channel number and content will remain the same. To learn more about our Optik TV® channels, please visit telus.com/channels.

Space is now CTV Sci-Fi Channel

Effective September 12, 2019, the Space channel will now be the CTV Sci-Fi Channel. The channel name included in your packages has changed but the channel number and content will remain the same. To learn more about our Optik TV® channels, please visit telus.com/channels.

Gusto is now CTV Life Channel

Effective September 12, 2019, the Gusto channel will now be the CTV Life Channel. The channel name included in your packages has changed but the channel number and content will remain the same. To learn more about our Optik TV® channels, please visit telus.com/channels.

Bravo is now CTV Drama Channel

Effective September 12, 2019, the Bravo channel will now be the CTV Drama Channel. The channel name included in your packages has changed but the channel number and content will remain the same. To learn more about our Optik TV® channels, please visit telus.com/channels.

Posted August 27, 2019

NASA channel update

Effective October 1, 2019, NASA will no longer be available as part of the Essentials package. It will now be available as part of the Knowledge theme pack.

To learn more about our Optik TV channels, please visit telus.com/channels.

Posted August 22, 2019

One: Get Fit Channel Update

Effective September 20, 2019, One: Get Fit will no longer be available as part of the Knowledge theme pack. It will now be available as part of the Essentials package or as an Individual Channel.

To see the full selection of TELUS Optik TV channels and theme packs, visit telus.com/channels.

For questions about your TELUS Home Services, contact us.

Posted August 1, 2019

English Premier League (EPL) soccer update

Due to loss of content rights, TSN and Sportsnet will not be broadcasting the 2019–20 English Premier League (starting August 9, 2019). To watch EPL, customers can sign up to DAZN at DAZN.com for $20 a month, or $150 a year, to stream the content via mobile devices and enjoy their first month for free.

Despite this loss of content, all efforts are being made to bring back the EPL to Optik during the 2019-20 season. Stay tuned for further updates.

Posted July 26, 2019

Update to your Jeunesse Theme Pack

Due to a recent channel provider change, MusiquePlus will be rebranding to Elle Fictions effective August 26th. Effective this date the channel will be moved from Jeunesse to the Méli-mélo theme pack. If you would like to watch Elle Fictions, please subscribe to the Méli-mélo theme pack.

Posted July 25, 2019

IFC Channel Update

Due to content provider changes, as of September 30, 2019, IFC channel (#451 HD/#9451 SD) will no longer be available on Optik TV. If you ordered IFC as an individual channel, the associated charges will be automatically removed from your account. This channel will also be removed from the Optik TV Favourite Films theme pack.

To see the full selection of TELUS Optik TV channels and packs, visit telus.com/channels.

CosmoTV Channel Update

Due to channel provider changes, as of September 30, 2019, CosmoTV channel (channel #335 HD/#9335 SD) will no longer be available on Optik TV. If you ordered CosmoTV as an individual channel, the associated charges will be automatically removed from your account. This channel will also be removed from the Optik TV Style & Culture theme pack.

To see the full selection of TELUS Optik TV channels and packs, visit telus.com/channels.

Comedy Gold Channel Update

Due to content provider changes, as of August 30, 2019, Comedy Gold channel (#501 SD) will no longer be available on Optik TV. If you ordered Comedy Gold as an individual channel, the associated charges will be automatically removed from your account. This channel will also be removed from the Optik TV Good Times theme pack.

To see the full selection of TELUS Optik TV channels and packs, visit telus.com/channels.

Posted April 15, 2019

FNTSY Sports Network is now GAME+

Effective April 1, 2019, the FNTSY Sports Network channel is now GAME+. The channel name included in our packages have changed, but the channel number and content will remain the same. To learn more about our Optik TV® channels, please visit telus.com/channels.

Posted March 1, 2019

TMN Encore is now STARZ

Due to recent channel provider changes, as of March 1, 2019, TMN Encore is now STARZ. The channel names included in your package have changed, but the channel numbers and content will remain the same.

To learn more about the changes, visit telus.com/starz.

Action will become Adult Swim

Due to recent channel provider changes, as of April 1, 2019, Action will become Adult Swim. The content on the channel will change. To learn more about the changes, visit telus.com/adultswim.

Posted February 26, 2019

TSN & Beyond theme pack update

Effective May 8, 2019, the TSN & Beyond theme pack will include Ride TV and MAVTV, and will no longer include beIN SPORTS and beIN Sports en Espanol. To learn more about our Optik TV® channels, please visit telus.com/channels.

More Sports theme pack update

Effective May 8, 2019, Ride TV will no longer be available with the More Sports theme pack. To learn more about our Optik TV® channels, please visit telus.com/channels.

Posted February 20, 2019

Peachtree channel update

Effective May 1, 2019, Peachtree will no longer be available in the following theme packs:

  • Good Times
  • Adventure
  • Favourites combo
  • Favourites Plus
  • Favourites Plus & Movies

The channel remains available with the Superstations and Entertainment theme packs. It can also be added to existing Optik TV® subscriptions as an individual channel.

To see the full selection of TELUS Optik TV channels and theme packs, visit telus.com/channels.

For questions about your TELUS Home Services, please contact us.

Posted February 5, 2019

Turner Classic Movies channel update

Effective April 1, 2019, Turner Classic Movies will no longer be available in the following theme packs:

  • Entertainment Extra
  • Blockbusters

The channel remains available with the Favourite Films and More Movies theme packs. It can also be added to existing Optik TV® subscriptions as an individual channel.

To see the full selection of TELUS Optik TV channels and theme packs, visit telus.com/channels.

For questions about your TELUS Home Services, please contact us.

Posted December 27, 2018

World Fishing Network channel update

World Fishing Network (channel 361) has been renamed Sportsman Channel, with programming expanded to include fishing, hunting, shooting and outdoor adventure.

To see our full channel selection, visit telus.com/channels.

Posted November 1, 2018

CraveTV is now Crave

Due to recent channel provider changes, as of November 1, 2018, CraveTV (channel 411) will now be Crave. There will be no content changes and no impact to the associated charge on your account. To learn more about the changes, visit telus.com/crave

TMN & HBO Canada with CraveTV theme pack name change

Due to recent channel provider changes, as of November 1, 2018, the TMN & HBO Canada with CraveTV pack will now be called Crave + Movies + HBO. There will be no content changes and no impact to the associated charge on your account. To learn more about the changes, visit telus.com/crave

TMN Combo with CraveTV theme pack name change

Due to recent channel provider changes, as of November 1, 2018, the TMN Combo with CraveTV pack will now be called Crave + Movies + HBO with TMN Encore. There will be no content changes and no impact to the associated charge on your account. To learn more about the changes, visit telus.com/crave

Posted October 30, 2018

BBC Kids channel update

Due to channel provider changes, as of January 1, 2019, BBC Kids (channel 631) will no longer be available and will be removed from Kids Time and Family theme packs. To see our full channel and theme pack selection, visit telus.com/channels

Star Chinese and Star Chinese Movies channel updates

Due to channel provider changes, as of December 1, 2018, Star Chinese (channel 2845) and Star Chinese Movies (channel 2850) will no longer be available and will also be removed from the Mandarin and Mandarin Favourites theme packs. To see our full channel and theme pack selection, visit telus.com/channels

AMI channel update – PVR recordings

Due to programing changes, as of November 1, 2018, you will need to re-set your PVR to record any programs on AMI (channel 888). Programs previously recorded will not be impacted.

Posted September 27, 2018

Changes to Sportsnet World Pack theme pack

Due to content provider changes, as of October 19, 2018, channels Sportsnet World Plus 5 and Sportsnet World Plus 6 will no longer be available with the Sportsnet World Pack theme pack.

To see the full selection of TELUS Optik TV channels and theme packs, visit telus.com/channels

Posted June 6, 2018

Channel V Taiwan channel update

Due to recent content provider changes, as of June 30, 2018, Channel V Taiwan channel (2846 SD) will no longer be available on Optik TV. If you ordered Channel V Taiwan as an individual channel, the associated cost will stop being charged to your account. This channel will also be removed from the Mandarin Favourites and the Mandarin Pack theme packs.

Below is an alternative theme pack and various individual channels that offer Mandarin entertainment programs:

  • Phoenix (channel 2835)
  • Star Chinese Channel (channel 2845)
  • Star Chinese Movies (channel 2850)
  • Mandarin Pack theme pack

To see the full selection of TELUS Optik TV channels and theme packs, visit telus.com/channels.

For questions about your TELUS Home Services, please contact us.

Posted June 5, 2018

Super Channel rebrand update

Super Channel 1 and Super Channel 2 have been rebranded to Super Channel Fuse and Super Channel Heart & Home. You can still enjoy the same exclusive premium series, movies and sports you've come to love on Super Channel Fuse, but you can now enjoy feel-good entertainment featuring heartwarming series and movies for everyone in your home on Super Channel Heart & Home. There will be no changes to your bill or account.

Posted March 20, 2018

Bloomberg TV Canada and BNN channel updates

Due to content provider changes, as of April 30, 2018, Bloomberg TV Canada (channel 817) will no longer be available and BNN (channel 815) will be renamed BNN Bloomberg. The associated charges for Bloomberg TV Canada will be automatically removed from your account and the channel will be removed from Theme packs.

Posted February 5, 2018

VICELAND channel update

Due to content provider changes, as of March 31, 2018, VICELAND channel (#397 HD/#9397 SD) will no longer be available on Optik TV. If you ordered VICELAND as an individual channel, the associated charges will be automatically removed from your account. This channel will also be removed from the Optik TV Style & Culture Theme pack.

To see the full selection of TELUS Optik TV channels and packs, visit telus.com/channels

Posted January 8, 2018

Sundance channel update

Due to channel provider changes, as of February 28, 2018, Sundance channel (channel #453 HD/#9453 SD) will no longer be available. The channel will also be removed from the Favourite Films Theme pack.

To see the full selection of TELUS Optik TV channels and packs, visit telus.com/channels

Posted December 29, 2017

Kids Plus On Demand channel update

As of February 28, 2018, Kids Plus On Demand will no longer be available. The channel will also be removed from the Kids Time Theme pack.

To see the full selection of TELUS Optik TV channels and packs, visit telus.com/channels

Posted August 1, 2017

NFL Sunday Ticket and RedZone

Due to recent channel provider changes, as of September 7, 2017, NFL Sunday Ticket Channels: 1501-1516 (HD), 1601-1616 (SD) and Red Zone (channels 927 HD and 9927 SD) will no longer be available for the 2017 season. For customers with Auto-renew, your 2017 subscription will not be renewed and the associated charge will not be applied to your account.

Due to recent channel provider changes, as of September 7, 2017, NFL Sunday Ticket Channels: 1501-1518 (HD), 451-464 (SD) and Red Zone (channels 927 HD and 9927 SD) will no longer be available for the 2017 season. For customers with Auto-renew, your 2017 subscription will not be renewed and the associated charge will not be applied to your account.

Premium Sports Double Play

Premium Sports Double Play will no longer be available for 2017. For customers with Auto-renew, your 2017 subscription will not be renewed and the associated charge will not be applied to your account. NHL Centre Ice will be available to order as an individual package in October 2017. To order, visit telus.com/premiumsports

Premium Sports Triple Play

Premium Sports Triple Play will no longer be available for 2017. For customers with Auto-renew, your 2017 subscription will not be renewed and the associated charge will not be applied to your account. NHL Centre Ice and NBA League Pass will be available to order as an individual package in October 2017. To order, visit telus.com/premiumsports

Optik TV digital box updates


Posted July 11, 2017

Over the next several weeks, TELUS will be making updates to your OPTIK TV digital box to improve performance and overall experience. Should your box be unresponsive, try rebooting either of the following:

  • Optik TV digital box
  • Gateway followed by the digital box

Once the upgrade is complete, you may notice some changes.

A green screen will appear, which means your digital box has been on standby for 4 hours or that you powered off your digital box.

  • This green screen will help you easily identify when the box is in standby mode
  • Standby mode ensures you can record programs while you are asleep or away from home, and is designed to help you save on your energy bill
  • To continue watching, simply press the power button or OK button on your Optik TV remote

The widescreen standard option will be removed to provide you with the best Optik TV viewing experience for your TV screen size. This setting has been automatically adjusted to improve the look of programs on your TV.

You can go to your System setup on your TV to adjust your aspect ratio according to your preference. For full instructions, visit Setting your TV picture size and shape.

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