March 20, 2007 - Under the agreement announced today, Broadbandtv Corporation is providing television and movie content to TELUS for its IPTV service - TELUS TV. “Broadbandtv’s proven ability to deliver compelling content on demand is a powerful partner to TELUS TV’s continuing growth,” said Fred Di Blasio, TELUS Vice-President of Content. “Their service will bring our customers popular programming on-demand, so they can choose when to watch it rather than having to tune into their program at a scheduled time. That creates powerful choice in the TV programming and movies consumers bring into their homes.”\ \ Broadbandtv’s digital programming expertise ensures TELUS TV customers can quickly find the content they want, such as the popular show The Hollywood Reporter, covering the latest in entertainment news. “We are very excited to work with TELUS TV,” said Shahrzad Rafati, CEO of BBTV. “This agreement speaks to BBTV’s growing prominence in the industry as a provider of television and movie content to tier one TelcoTV networks.” Broadbandtv will also provide content to TELUS’ other video distribution services including TELUS cell phones. TELUS TV is now available in select neighborhoods of Calgary, Edmonton and B.C.’s Lower Mainland, with further expansion planned. For more information on pricing, services and availability, visit telus.com/tv.
**About TELUS\ **\ TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $8.7 billion of annual revenue and 10.7 million customer connections including 5.1 million wireless subscribers, 4.5 million wireline network access lines and 1.1 million Internet subscribers. TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services including data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, entertainment and video. Committed to being Canada’s premier corporate citizen, over the last six years TELUS has contributed more than $76 million to charitable and non-profit organizations, and has established seven TELUS Community Boards across Canada to lead its local philanthropic initiatives. For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.
**About Broadbandtv Corp. (BBTV)\ **\ BBTV is a media company that brings together content owners, IPTV software and hardware platform providers as well as Telcos and other tier 1 IPTV network operators to help create compelling and economically sustainable IPTV offers. BBTV specializes in the aggregation, sales, marketing and distribution of video content via the Internet channel. For more information visit www.broadbandtv.ca.
Forward Looking Statement
This news release contains statements about expected future events that are forward-looking. By their nature forward looking statements may not prove to be accurate and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such statements. Such statements require the Company to make assumptions and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. Please refer to TELUS’ public disclosure documents for a review of the risk factors that may affect actual results.
For further information: Julie Smithers, TELUS Media Relations, (416) 684-6817, firstname.lastname@example.org; Shahrzad Rafati, Broadbandtv Corp., (604) 288-2704, email@example.com