MTS TV customers score with TSN Jets

Sep 18, 2011 | Corporate Member News

Customers who subscribe to the season by October 31 will have chance to see a Jets game from the MTS private suite

Stock Symbol:  MBT

MTS today announced that TSN Jets will be available to its MTS TV customers. The new channel will provide coverage of Winnipeg Jets 2011-12 home and away games.

Kelvin Shepherd

“We know that TSN Jets is important to many of our customers and as the local, full-service telecommunications provider and an official partner of the Winnipeg Jets, we are pleased to offer TSN Jets to Manitobans,” said Kelvin Shepherd, President of MTS.  “We always strive to provide our customers with the best choice in programming.”

TSN Jets will be available to all MTS TV customers on free preview until October 31, 2011.  Starting Monday, October 3, 2011, MTS TV customers will be able to sign up for the telecasts that will continue after the free preview ends.  These telecasts will be available for the remainder of the season for $9.95 per month. Between October 3 and October 31, 2011, customers who commit to purchase the entire season of games will have a chance to see a Jets game from the MTS private suite.

TSN Jets will be available in standard definition on channel 168 and for MTS Ultimate TV customers available in high definition on channel 480.

Winnipeg Jets games not carried on TSN Jets will be broadcast nationally on either TSN or CBC, both of which are part of the MTS TV basic TV package.

For more information about TSN Jets on MTS TV, please visit

About MTS
MTS is a division 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 5,500 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. 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:

Selena Hinds
Corporate Communications
(204) 941-8576
[email protected]

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