CenturyLink is furthering its challenge against Minnesota's key cable operator Comcast, announcing that it is now offering its Prism TV service over its FTTH network in parts of St. Paul and 20 other surrounding cities.
CenturyLink is going to launch its Prism IPTV service in Vancouver, Wash., bringing the first video challenge to incumbent cable provider Comcast.
CenturyLink has renewed its partnership with ad management specialist Viamedia for its Prism TV video platform, expanding the deal to include the Denver market.
CenturyLink may be scaling its IPTV video business with over 2.6 million addressable households as of the end of the second quarter, but the telco has asked the FCC to eliminate non-duplication and syndicated exclusivity rules in order to get more competitive content rates.
CenturyLink has officially launched its Prism IPTV service in Seattle, Wash., complementing its ongoing 1 Gbps FTTH network buildout.
Already having landed in Portland, CenturyLink is set to secure franchise agreements for its 1 Gbps broadband and IPTV services in four more Oregon locales.
CenturyLink's Prism TV service is now available in Salt Lake City, Utah, and surrounding areas including South Jordan.
The turf battle between IPTV provider CenturyLink and incumbent cable operator Comcast just got a bit bigger. The Minneapolis City Council approved CenturyLink's franchise agreement giving the company the go-ahead to launch IPTV service in Minneapolis with the goal of blanketing the entire city with IPTV coverage within five years.
CenturyLink may soon give Comcast a dose of new TV competition in Minneapolis if it gets final city council approval for its video franchise in May.
CenturyLink continued its aggressive expansion of video services in the fourth quarter, announcing Wednesday that it added 12,900 new Prism TV customers in the last three months of 2014.