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23/04/2018

TELUS TV Service Breaks New Ground In Canada By Supporting 4K HDR

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Canadian telecommunications company TELUS has launched 4K HDR on Optik TV, becoming the first TV/internet service provider in Canada to support the format.

4K HDR has the capability to display more than a billion colours for a more vivid, immersive picture than ever before. 4K HDR dramatically enhances the picture quality of existing 4K technology by improving the colour contrast range with millions of additional colour options to each individual pixel. On-screen colours appear richer and more precise while objects have more depth for an even more realistic, lifelike picture.

"We are dedicated to ensuring that Optik TV customers have access to cutting-edge entertainment technologies. 4K HDR, enriching the viewing experience with more than a billion available colours, is the new gold standard in TV picture quality," said Zainul Mawji, VP of Home Solutions & Complementary Channels at TELUS. "Optik TV customers already enjoy access to the largest PVR capacity, the most On Demand titles and innovative features like Restart TV, a built-in YouTube app and the TELUS-exclusive Healthy Living Network. Being first in Canada to offer 4K HDR is further proof of our commitment to provide Western Canada’s best entertainment experience."

Optik TV currently offers a growing catalogue of 4K HDR-compatible titles via the On Demand button featured on the Optik TV remote. Netflix subscribers with Premium Accounts can also stream 4K HDR content through the built-in Netflix app on Optik TV.

In order to view 4K HDR content customers need a 4K HDR-capable TV, a TELUS 4K PVR and TELUS Internet 50 or higher.
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