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Press Release -- July 18th, 2011
Source: CenturyLink
Tags: Video

CenturyLink Launches Prism™ TV in Orlando/Central Florida

CenturyLink™ Prism™ provides a clear alternative to cable and satellite

Jul 18, 2011

APOPKA, Fla. – CenturyLink, Inc.  (NYSE:CTL, news, filings), a leading provider of high-quality broadband, entertainment and voice services, is changing the way Floridians watch television with the launch of CenturyLink™ Prism™ TV. The new television service, an alternative to cable and satellite, has the most advanced combination of television features available in central Florida and offers customers a better choice for their entertainment services.

Prism is a 100 percent digital TV service offering local, premium and high-definition channels delivered over the communications company’s advanced, managed network. Prism is built on an interactive platform, where updates are made automatically to offer customers a better combination of TV entertainment features compared to cable and satellite.   

“Many residents and business owners have been asking for an alternative TV service and we’re proud to announce that Prism is here,” said Dana Chase, CenturyLink southern region president. “CenturyLink has made a significant investment in the area to expand our core fiber network, data switches and components to support Prism. Our network is more robust than ever and customers will benefit by having a feature-rich alternative to cable and satellite.”

Features

CenturyLink™ Prism™ TV provides access to more than 240 all-digital channels, including Hispanic and international channels, as well as Pay Per View and Video On Demand. Standard and add-on features include:

  • Whole Home DVR: Manage the DVR library on any TV, in any room, and record up to four shows at once on a single DVR from any Prism-connected TV.
  • Warp-Speed Channel Change: Change the channel with virtually no lag time.
  • Find-it-Fast Navigation: Search live or recorded TV and Video On Demand by actor, title or category.
  • Personal Media Sharing: Access photos and music stored on a computer.
  • Picture-in-Picture Navigation: See what’s playing on one channel while watching another.
  • Video On Demand: Access to hundreds of free and paid movies and TV shows, including Pay Per View content.
  • Robust International Content: Access to 23 Spanish-language and 13 additional foreign-language channels.
  • Remote DVR Programming: Program the DVR either online at centurylink.net or through a mobile device.
  • On-Screen Caller ID: See who’s calling your phone without having to get up from the couch.
  • Extras: Karaoke, games, local gas prices, stock prices, daily recipes and other applications are available at no additional cost.
  • Automatic Updates: Receive updates automatically as new features launch.

Coming Soon:

  • Mosaics: Watch one show while simultaneously monitoring additional shows.
  • Microsoft Media Room 2.0: Access and manage online applications including Facebook, YouTube, Picasa Photo Sharing, fantasy sports and more.


Price

Prism™ TV service comes in a number of different packages to suit various customer needs. Plans start as low as $35.99 monthly for more than 120 digital channels when combined with qualifying services, after a promotional discount. Bundles are available, including a triple-play package which includes Prism, high-speed Internet and voice services for under $90 per month.

Prism is available for demonstration online at www.seeprismtv.com or at one of the company’s local stores: 

  • 175 E. Altamonte Dr., Altamonte Springs, 407-862-8400
  • 3030 E. Semoran Blvd., Suite 192 and 194, Apopka, 407-788-1388
  • 3244 N John Young Pkwy, Kissimmee, 407-933-0360
  • 1359 E. Vine St., Kissimmee, 34744, 407-390-8002
  • 684 US Hwy 441 North, Lady Lake, 352-430-2255
  • 3101 SW 34th Ave., Ocala, 352-690-6467
  • 985 Harley Strickland Blvd., Building E, Suite 400, Orange City, 386-774-1006

About CenturyLink

CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States. The company provides broadband, voice and wireless services to consumers and businesses across the country. It also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLinkTM PrismTM TV and DIRECTV brands. In addition, the company provides data, voice and managed services to business, government and wholesale customers in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers. CenturyLink is recognized as a leader in the network services market by key technology industry analyst firms. CenturyLink’s customers range from Fortune 500 companies in some of the country’s largest cities to families living in rural America. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America’s largest corporations. For more information, visit www.centurylink.com.

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