MTS TV Launches Uniquely Filipino Channel, GMA Life TV

Nov 22, 2010 | Corporate Member News

MTS first provider in Canada to offer channel to Filipino community

MTS is pleased to announce that it is the first provider in Canada to launch GMA Life TV, available exclusively to Manitobans on both MTS Classic and Ultimate TV. GMA Life TV is the most exciting, refreshing and innovative lifestyle channel that is uniquely Filipino and answers the cravings for more on the latest in food, fashion, healthy living, travel, showbiz news and talk shows.

“GMA Life TV will make an excellent addition to the hundreds of channels available on MTS TV,” said Stan Kurtas, Vice President, Marketing, MTS. “Manitoba features a great diversity of cultures and MTS is very pleased to offer channels that reflect this on our TV service, which we believe is among the most popular and advanced in Canada.”

“GMA Life TV is a breath of fresh air to Filipinos living in Manitoba who long for programs that are focused on lifestyle but are undeniably Pinoy. It airs an exciting line up of heart-warming and innovative programs that cater to our unique interests,” said Mr. Joseph Francia, GMA International Vice President and Head of Operations.

MTS TV now offers two channels from the GMA Network which includes GMA Life TV and GMA Pinoy TV. GMA Pinoy TV offers the most popular shows in the Philippines including blockbuster movies, variety, news, public affairs and comedies. Those customers who subscribe to GMA Pinoy TV now have access to two Filipino radio stations DZBB on channel 798 and DWLS on channel 799.  DZBB consists exclusively of news, public affairs, current issues and news analysis programming, while DWLS features talk shows, interviews and a variety of genres of music and music-related programming.

MTS Classic and Ultimate TV customers can now bundle GMA Life TV and GMA Pinoy TV. For more information please visit

About MTS
MTS is a business unit of MTS Allstream Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. As one of Canada’s leading national communication solutions companies, MTS Allstream provides innovative communications for the way Canadians want to live and work today. The Company has more than 100 years of experience, with 6,000 employees across Canada dedicated to a mission of delivering true value as seen through the eyes of our customers. MTS Allstream has nearly two million total customer connections spanning business customers across Canada and residential consumers throughout the province of Manitoba. The Company’s extensive national broadband and fibre optic network spans almost 30,000 kilometres. MTS Allstream is a proud sponsor of Cindy Klassen, 2006 World Champion and Canada’s greatest Olympian, and a proud contributor to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Manitoba Telecom Services Inc.’s common shares are listed on Toronto Stock Exchange (trading symbol: MBT). Customers, stakeholders and investors who want to learn more about MTS Allstream are encouraged to visit:

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For further information:

Gillian Giesbrecht     
MTS Allstream Corporate Communications  
(204) 958-3392 
[email protected]

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