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TELUS Optik 4K Launching Soon for Western Canada

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TELUS yesterday launched its teaser website to support 4K for its Optik cable TV subscribers, a move set to bring the company in line with existing 4K offerings from rivals Rogers and Bell.

4K desktop banner

The company says in order to watch TV in 4K, you will require the following:

  • Internet 50 plan ($78 per month; $40 for first 3 months)
  • Optik 4K PVR (included when you sign up for 4K; Netflix app not enabled but coming in the fall)
  • 4K television set that is High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) compatible

The Optik 4K PVR can record one 4K live show and one HD show at same time or one 4K VOD program, plus two HD shows and one SD show simultaneously; or up to five HD shows at the same time.

TELUS says 4K coverage available will include select coverage of the upcoming Summer Olympics, a “growing on demand library”, plus Stingray Ambiance has new 4K scenery.

If you’re interested in signing up, TELUS Optik 4K starts at $80 per month for the first six months on a two-year contract, and $148 per month thereafter. (Update: price includes Internet 50)

So once your promo periods end for Internet 50 and 4K, it will cost $148 per month to watch Optik TV in 4K, at the bare minimum.

Who’s excited for Optik TV in 4K?

Thanks @VeryScott!

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