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Press Release -- January 27th, 2012
Source: CenturyLink

CenturyLink Offers New Functionality to Prism TV Users

Launch of New Microsoft Mediaroom Upgrade Brings Additional Features

Jan 27, 2012

MONROE, La. – CenturyLink™ Prism™ TV, the alternative to cable and satellite, just got better with new features and functionality through Microsoft Mediaroom TV technology, the world’s most deployed Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) platform. Microsoft Mediaroom already enables Prism customers to have best-in class-features such as whole home DVR and an interactive dashboard.

Prism TV is available in La Crosse, Wis.; Columbia and Jefferson City, Mo.; Orlando, Tallahassee and southwest Florida; Las Vegas,  and central North Carolina. Prism subscribers in these markets now have the ability to pause live TV from any room in the house using the popular whole home DVR service. Users can also rewind and fast forward up to the live broadcast point.

Other new enhancements include:

  • Last Five Functionality – The “Last” button on the remote now allows users to flip through the last five channels that they were watching. Great for sports fans keeping up with multiple games.
  • One Touch Channel Favorites Set-up – By selecting “Enter” on the remote, subscribers can easily add the channel they’re watching to their “Favorites” list.
  • Additional Features Coming Soon – Mediaroom will soon support additional applications including access to programming and content online, social media sites such as Facebook, an enhanced On Demand library and additional HD channels.

Experience CenturyLink™ Prism™ TV online at or at one of the company’s local retail stores in the eight markets where Prism is available.


Microsoft Mediaroom provides TV technology all around the world. Mediaroom-powered TV services are being delivered to more than eight million consumer households and more than 16 million set top boxes. More information on Mediaroom is available at

About CenturyLink

CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States. The company provides broadband, voice, wireless and managed 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 enterprise, 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, and is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises through Savvis, a CenturyLink company. 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

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