February 2nd, 2022

// For every Black History Month movie rental, TELUS is donating the full cost to the Black Health Alliance

For every Black History Month movie rental, TELUS is donating the full cost to the Black Health Alliance

Optik and Pik TV customers can access the collection of 42 exceptional films honouring Black History Month through On Demand

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TELUS is honouring Black History Month by donating the full cost of rentals from the Celebrating Black History collection, up to $10,000 to The Black Health Alliance, a community-led charity working to improve the health and wellbeing of Black communities in Canada. The Celebrating Black History collection is available to all Optik and Pik TV customers through the TELUS Video on Demand library from February 1 to March 1, and features a curated selection of films featuring Black artists and honouring Black history including award-winning titles such as Just Mercy, Harriet, I Am Not Your Negro, and Selma. Rentals cost between $5 and $7.

“TELUS is deeply committed to helping create a more inclusive society. Recognizing and celebrating the diversity of our team, customers and communities enables a broader exchange of ideas and perspectives, and ultimately means we can better understand and support the needs of the people we serve,” said Zainul Mawji, Executive Vice-president, Home Solutions & Customer Excellence. “Black History Month is an important opportunity to learn about and reflect upon the stories, experiences and accomplishments of Black leaders, past and present. TELUS is proud to support the important work of the Black Health Alliance and to amplify the voices and powerful stories of Black artists and producers through our curated Celebrating Black History collection on Optik TV. We stand united in promoting equity, fairness, and systemic change across Canada and well beyond.”

To celebrate Black artists in Canada, Optik and Pik TV customers can also access a curated selection of free titles from TELUS originals, STORYHIVE, and YouTube playlists available on Community Connections, channel 345. Customers can watch films produced by Canadian filmmakers such as Dance Like Everybody’s Watching produced by Simone Blais and The Walk On produced by Marshall Lee, along with TELUS original produced series including Secret Calgary: Kicking Up a Fuss and Secret Victoria: Rush to Freedom.

The full list of featured titles in the Celebrating Black History collection can be found On Demand through Optik and Pik TV. For more information about Optik and Pik TV, visit telus.com/tv.

TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is a dynamic, world-leading communications technology company with $16 billion in annual revenue and 16 million customer connections spanning wireless, data, IP, voice, television, entertainment, video, and security. We leverage our global-leading technology and compassion to enable remarkable human outcomes. Our longstanding commitment to putting our customers first fuels 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 provide Canadians with access to superior technology that connects us to the people, resources and information that make our lives better. TELUS Health is Canada’s leader in digital health technology, 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 throughout the agriculture value chain, supporting better food outcomes from improved agri-business data insights and processes. TELUS International (TSX and NYSE: TIXT) is a leading digital customer experience innovator that delivers next-generation AI and content management solutions for global brands across the technology and games, ecommerce and FinTech, communications and media, healthcare, travel and hospitality sectors. TELUS and TELUS International operate in 25+ countries around the world. Together, let’s make the future friendly.

Driven by our passionate social purpose to connect all citizens for good, our deeply meaningful and enduring philosophy to give where we live has inspired TELUS, our team members and retirees to contribute more than $820 million and 1.6 million days of service since 2000. This unprecedented generosity and unparalleled volunteerism have made TELUS the most giving company in the world.


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