MINNEAPOLIS – CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced that some residents and businesses in Minneapolis can now subscribe to Prism® TV, an interactive TV service delivered through CenturyLink’s nationwide fiber optic network. Prism® TV is a new alternative to cable and satellite services providing customers with advanced features and the latest in entertainment technology.
In mid-2014, CenturyLink began deploying fiber-enabled 1 gigabit broadband service to residential and business customers in the Twin Cities area and, later this summer, the service will be available to more than 100,000 households and 40,000 businesses. CenturyLink is now making additional investments to offer entertainment services such as Prism® TV.
“CenturyLink is pleased to offer new, innovative technology to our Minneapolis customers with the launch of our Prism® TV service,” said Tyler Middleton, CenturyLink vice president of operations for Minnesota. “We appreciate the City of Minneapolis’ leadership in the franchise approval process. Today this city becomes the first in Minnesota to receive CenturyLink’s advanced television service.”
“We’re pleased CenturyLink continues to make significant investments in technology infrastructure allowing the Greater MSP region to stand-out as a hub of innovation for consumer and business technology services,” said Mike Brown, Greater MSP vice president of marketing and communications. “Today’s launch of CenturyLink’s Prism® TV state-of-the-art television service is just one more feather in the cap of our region as a great place to live and work.”
Advanced features offered by Prism® TV include a wireless set-top box, whole-home DVR, a mobile app for watching programming at home or on the go, an extensive video on demand library and an app center for accessing social network sites. In addition, Prism® TV offers a large selection of sports channels, including the NFL Network, Big Ten Network, Fox Sports North and SEC Network as well as premium mobile content from HBO GO®, MAX GO®, STARZ Play and SHOWTIME Anytime®.
Prism® TV is currently available to some residents and businesses in the following Minneapolis areas: Camden, Northeast, Near North, Central, University, Calhoun-Isle, Phillips, Longfellow, Powderhorn, Southwest and Nokomis.
Customers who want to learn more about Prism® TV or see if the service is available in their area can go to one of the CenturyLink retail stores located in the Minneapolis Skyway on 5th Street, Maplewood Mall, Northtown Mall, Rosedale Center or Minnetonka Wayzata Boulevard (opening summer 2015). Customers can also visit CenturyLink online at www.centurylink.com/prismtv. Customers can go to www.centurylink.com/prismtvme to sign up to be notified when the service is available in their area.
CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company enabling millions of customers to transform their businesses and their lives through innovative technology solutions. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, Big Data analytics and IT consulting, and operates more than 55 data centers in North America, Europe and Asia. The company provides broadband, voice, video, data and managed services over a robust 250,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 300,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink for more information.