Optik TV customers can now watch the best of UK TV on Acorn TV

TELUS customers can watch the Acorn TV free trial until September 21

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sep 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Today, TELUS announced that Optik TV customers can now access premier UK and international programming from Acorn TV from AMC Networks. Customers can access the free preview of Acorn TV on channel 377 and through the library on demand until September 21, and can add Acorn TV to their Optik TV subscription through the Variety Theme Pack.

“We are thrilled to be the first content provider in Canada to bring Acorn TV in a themed bundle and its top rated UK and international shows to our Optik TV customers. As the weather gets colder across Canada, we know our customers will be looking for new content to discover and enjoy at home, ”said Zainul Mawji, Executive Vice President, Home Solutions, TELUS. “We pride ourselves on providing our customers with the best in home entertainment by taking the viewing experience to the next level with access to the largest library on demand, and making it easy and affordable to add services.” streaming directly to your Optik TV plan.

AMC Networks’ Acorn TV is the leading streaming service specializing in UK and international television with subscribers around the world including Canada, US, UK and Australia. Acorn TV features original and exclusive, new and classic dramas, mysteries and comedies including Whitstable Pearl, Manhunt with Martin Clunes, My Life is Murder with Lucy Lawless and Bloodlands with James Nesbitt. Acorn TV adds new programs every week to ensure viewers have the most recent, ad-free content.

“Acorn TV has established itself as the hotbed of international drama and storyline for a growing number of passionate fans around the world, and we couldn’t be happier to have TELUS as a partner as we expand into the Canadian market. Josh Reader said. , president of distribution for AMC networks. “Our streaming strategy is built around a portfolio of focused services that each offer something distinctive to fans with a depth and richness they can’t find anywhere else. Acorn TV is a perfect example of this approach, and we are delighted that TELUS customers now have access to this distinguished service.

TELUS is the first content provider in Canada to launch Acorn TV in a TV Theme Pack, giving customers the flexibility to tailor their plans to meet their cable and streaming needs. Acorn TV is available as part of the Variety Theme Pack for $ 8 per month which includes programming from BBC First, E! Network, CTV Life, OWN, Much and Out TV, and is available to watch on demand through the Optik TV mobile app. Over the next few months, Optik TV subscribers will have access to more content from the AMC Network, including Shudder and Sundance Now.

To find out more about Optik TV and the available theme packages, visit telus.com/tv.

About Acorn TV
AMC Networks’ Acorn TV is the leading UK and international TV specialty streaming service with worldwide subscribers in US, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America , in Spain, in Portugal, among others. Acorn TV adds new exclusive programming to a full library of commercial-free mysteries, dramas and comedies weekly. In 2021, Acorn TV will feature commissioned original series including British crime drama Whitstable Pearl starring Kerry Godliman (After Life), British crime drama Dalgleish, starring Bertie Carvel (Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell), the second season of Miss Fisher spin -off Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries, as well as the Irish crime thriller Bloodlands starring James Nesbitt and co-executive produced by Jed Mercurio, the return of the popular crime series My Life Is Murder starring Lucy Lawless, and a growing catalog of dramas popular which includes A Place to Call Home, Detectorists, Jack Irish and Foyle’s War. Recent Acorn TV Original series include Deadwater Fell starring David Tennant and Cush Jumbo, the much-loved BBC drama One The Nest starring Martin Compston and Sophie Rundle; and BBC One’s groundbreaking period drama A Decent Boy by Mira Nair. Acorn.TV

TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is a dynamic and world-leading communications technology company with annual revenues of $ 16 billion and 16 million customer connections spanning wireless, data, l ‘IP, voice, television, entertainment, video and security. We leverage our cutting edge technology and compassion to enable remarkable human results. Our long-standing commitment to putting our customers first feeds into every aspect of our business, making us a distinct leader in customer service excellence and loyalty. In 2020, TELUS was recognized as having the fastest wireless network in the world, reinforcing our commitment to providing Canadians with access to superior technology that connects us to the people, resources and information that improve our lives. . TELUS Health is the Canadian leader in digital health technologies, improving access to health and wellness services and revolutionizing the flow of health information across the continuum of care. TELUS Agriculture provides innovative digital solutions across the agricultural value chain, driving better food outcomes through better agribusiness data intelligence and processes. TELUS International (TSX and NYSE: TIXT) is a leading digital customer experience innovator delivering next-generation AI and content management solutions for global brands in tech and games , e-commerce and financial technologies, communications and media, healthcare, travel and hospitality. TELUS and TELUS International operate in more than 25 countries around the world. Together, let’s make the future friendly.

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