PORTLAND, Ore., May 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced that some Portland residents and businesses can now subscribe to Prism™ TV, an interactive TV service delivered through CenturyLink's nationwide fiber optic network. Prism™ TV is an alternative to cable and satellite services and provides customers with the latest in entertainment technology.

In 2014, CenturyLink deployed fiber-enabled 1 gigabit broadband service to residential and business customers in Portland and is now making additional investments to offer Prism™ TV service.

"We are continuing to deliver on our promise to be a technology leader in Portland and we're pleased to offer new, innovative technology to our Portland customers with the release of our Prism™ TV services," said Darrion Bowers, CenturyLink vice president of operations for Oregon and southwest Washington. "Unlike other television services in Portland, Prism™ TV delivers a digital connection to the home, providing a combination of interactive features and more HD channels than cable and satellite."

"There is no doubt that Portland is a hub for innovation, and the launch of CenturyLink's Prism™ TV service brings more best-in-class television service options to the city," said Portland Mayor Charlie Hales. "Thanks to CenturyLink's recent 1 gigabit infrastructure build-out, Portland residents will now have unparalleled accessibility to content and connectivity in both their homes and businesses."

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, video on demand and an app center for accessing social network sites. In addition, Prism™ TV offers premium mobile content from HBO GO®, MAX GO®, STARZ Play and SHOWTIME Anytime®, and a large selection of sports channels, including the NFL Network, SEC Network, Pac-12 Network and Big Ten Network. 

"A competitive TV service has become one of the defining characteristics of a technologically progressive market, and GPI is proud to support CenturyLink for helping the Portland area claim this distinction," said Janet LaBar, president and CEO of Greater Portland Inc. "We're confident that the new Prism™ TV service will not only impress the public, but also improve the lives of community members."

Prism™ TV is currently available to Portland residents and businesses with fiber service in the Sunnyside, Hawthorne, Belmont, Richmond, Mt. Tabor, Kerns, Hosford-Abernethy, Creston-Kenilworth, Sellwood-Moreland, Buckman, Brooklyn and Laurelhurst neighborhoods. Customers who want to learn more about Prism™ TV or see if the service is available in their area can go to the CenturyLink retail store located in the Lloyd Center Mall at 2201 Lloyd Center, or online at www.centurylink.com/prismtv. Customers can also go to www.centurylink.com/prismtvme to sign up to be notified when the service is available in their area.

About CenturyLink

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.

SOURCE CenturyLink, Inc.