CenturyLink dials up competition in Tallahassee with IPTV launch

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) has rolled out an IPTV service for northern Florida residents in the Tallahassee region, CenturyLink Prism TV, offering more than 240 local, premium and high-definition channels.

The company plans an entry-level offering featuring 120 channels for $35.99 and is offering a triple-play package that includes Prism, high-speed Internet and voice services for under $90 per month.

CenturyLink said that, in additional to the standard IPTV offerings, it also soon would offer subscribers mosaic screens and a "media room" that allows them to access and manage online applications including Facebook, YouTube, Picasa Photo Sharing, fantasy sports and more.

CenturyLink is using the DVR Motorola VIP 1232 set-top box in the rollout.

CenturyLink, including its acquisition of Qwest, 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. Although it recently completed its acquisition of Qwest, it hasn't announced plans for any IPTV rollouts in those new markets, instead saying that it would focus on reducing churn among former Qwest subscribers first.

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