Why TELUS Optik TV?


PVR Anywhere, only from TELUS

Introducing the coolest PVR experience - PVR Anywhere, powered by award-winning Microsoft® Mediaroom ™.

Part of an advanced suite of TELUS services delivered on our new Fibre Optic Network*, this exciting feature gives you the freedom to enjoy TV like never before, with amazing flexibility and convenience.

It's easy to get HD

Since every TELUS digital box is HD-ready*, and every Optik™ TV package includes HD channels, you can experience the thrill of HD right from the start. Sports, adventure and movies are just some of the programming you can watch on over 45 HD channels. You'll enjoy a more vibrant view with a crystal-clear picture, a true widescreen experience and superior sound quality. HD gives you:

Crystal-clear picture

HDTV delivers brilliant, high-resolution images. With a much higher resolution than regular cable TV, you will see more details and enjoy a sharper picture.

True widescreen experience

Watch your favourite shows on a widescreen picture that delivers movies and sports that better fit your TV screen, providing a more intense viewing experience.

Superior sound

Enjoy rich, resonant 5.1 Dolby® Digital sound, creating a much more memorable, cinematic television experience.

Take control of your TV viewing

Planning your TV viewing is a breeze with the Optik™ TV onscreen Interactive Programming Guide. Choose from hundreds of entertainment options or quickly view program schedules up to 14 days in advance. You can also block content with Parental Control, create a favourites list and more.


See what else is on with Picture-in-Picture browsing while watching your current show.

Detailed program information

Access detailed TV program information up to 7 days in advance, including first-run episode dates, featured actors, and when future episodes are scheduled to air.

Keyword search

Quickly find shows and movies featuring your favourite actors.

Favourites lists

Customize your onscreen guide to display only the channels you want by creating a favourites list on each of your digital boxes

Parental Control

Block content by channel or by rating, so you can manage what your family watches.

Call Display on your TV*

See the name and number of who is calling you on your TV screen. Take the call or wait until the show is over. (*Call Display requires a subscription.)

Video On Demand - great movies whenever you want

Choose from hundreds of movies, many in HD. Watch them as many times as you want during the rental period and enjoy full controls that let you pause, rewind and fast-forward. When you rent a Video On Demand you can access it from any room in your home, and play it on up to 2 TVs at the same time while only paying for it once.

What's on

To view a selection of popular movie trailers, go to channel 15 or surf the VOD menu.

Video On Demand service starts at just $5 per selection ($8 for HD rentals). Select tiles are only $3 on Tuesdays.

Pay Per View - Game on

Get a front row seat for all the action and pay only for the games and events you choose to watch. Even record a purchased PPV event on your TELUS HD PVR.