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Telus Turns Xbox 360 Into a Set-Top

VANCOUVER -- Available beginning today, TELUS and Microsoft are bringing a North American premiere to Canadian homes, enabling the Xbox 360 to directly access TELUS’ Optik TV service.

The Xbox 360 is a first-class home entertainment and gaming system that Optik TV customers can now use as a digital set top box to enable PVR Anywhere features, such as scheduling the recording of up to three shows simultaneously on one PVR unit. The Microsoft Mediaroom software that powers Optik TV now also supports delivery of Optik TV to the Xbox 360 to provide great functionality for watching television anywhere in the home, as well as all the gaming benefits customers already know.

“We are blazing a trail as the first provider in North America to offer this innovative capability with Xbox 360 and Optik TV. The integration of the Optik TV service, powered by Microsoft Mediaroom, with the Xbox 360 will deliver increased flexibility and enhance our customers’ entertainment experience,” said David Fuller, Chief Marketing Officer at TELUS. “We continue to offer the latest and greatest technologies available for home entertainment systems through this industry-leading capability that Canadians are receiving first.”

Telus Corp. (NYSE: TU; Toronto: T)

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