Quebec TV viewers can now enjoy TFO on Optik TV™ from TELUS

Jan 30, 2013, 16:36 ET from GroupeMédia TFO

TORONTO, Jan. 30, 2013 /CNW/ - TFO's signal is now available to TELUS Optik TV™ subscribers in four regions of Quebec: Côte-Nord, Bas-Saint-Laurent, the Gaspé, and the Greater Quebec City Area. Starting today, these TELUS customers can watch TFO in Standard Definition (SD) on Channel 34 or High Definition (HD) on channel 534 and enjoy the bold, unique universe of TFO's French-language programming, including educational, entertaining children's shows from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm, repertory films, programs about emerging Francophone music, and hundreds of hours of intelligent entertainment.

TELUS will be offering free previews of TFO on both channels from now through February 28. After that, they will be available as A La Carte channels in the International and Culture theme group.

Pascal Arseneau, Managing Director of Marketing for Groupe Média TFO explains, "It is important for us to seize every business opportunity that lets us expand the distribution of our content. We offer a different kind of programming from the other networks, and that is why we think it is important to extend our reach to as many Francophones as possible throughout Canada. TELUS Optik TV™ offers cutting-edge technologies, and their vision is highly compatible with our own: to produce and distribute innovative content and make it available on many different platforms."

Clément Audet, vice-president, Consumer Market at TELUS Quebec, adds, "With 250 channels, over 90 of which are HD, TELUS offers its customers a huge selection of content for the home screen. Our offerings are among the most diversified in Quebec, and we have something to suit every taste. We want to offer an incomparable experience in terms of possibilities, reliability, and quality. IP technology is driving the future of television, and with Optik TV™, the future of entertainment is with TELUS."

About Optik TV™ in Quebec
Based on IP technology, Optik TV™ offers 250 channels, including more than 90 in High Definition (HD). This service offers subscribers many advanced, innovative features, such as access to Facebook and Twitter direct from their TV screens, as well as an application that lets them manage their PVR recordings remotely from an Internet connection or smart device. The Optik TV™ Multi-View application lets customers watch up to four channels at once on the same screen, so that they never miss any of the action. Using just one HD PVR for all the televisions in their home, Optik TV™ subscribers can pause, rewind, and replay live TV and schedule the recording of up to four different programs at the same time. Optik TV™ subscribers can also pause a program in one room, go to another room, then pick up viewing where they left off. The many other user-friendly features of Optik TV™ include TV On Demand, picture-in-picture, on-screen display of incoming calls, and a new and improved Galaxie Music zone.

About Groupe Média TFO
Groupe Média TFO produces and distributes quality French-language educational and cultural media content along with supporting content to meet the needs and aspirations of its target clientele. Groupe Média TFO thus contributes to the civic and cultural development of Ontario's Francophone community and makes its content available on a large number of media platforms. Based in Toronto, TFO is the largest producer and distributor of French-language educational products in Canada.

SOURCE GroupeMédia TFO