MTS TV Exclusive Distributor of Locally Produced Winnipeg Jets Documentary

Sep 28, 2011 | Corporate Member News

“White Noise” to premiere on MTS Winnipeg on Demand on October 2, 2011

Stock Symbol:  MBT

MTS is pleased to announce that it will be the exclusive distributor of the locally produced documentary, “White Noise”, a one hour program that focuses on Winnipeg’s intricate relationship with professional hockey – past, present and future. “White Noise” will premiere on MTS Winnipeg on Demand on Sunday, October 2, 2011. All Winnipeg on Demand content is available free of charge to all MTS TV customers.

“The return of the Winnipeg Jets has been the news story of the year and we are proud to support a documentary that will showcase the history behind the team,” said Stan Kurtas, Vice President, Marketing, MTS. “Winnipeg on Demand is a one-stop-shop for locally produced documentaries of all genres and helps to profile community producers in the Province.”

Over the last eight months, director Randy Frykas and producer Jeff Newman captured the struggle and spirit of those who fought for the return of NHL hockey to Winnipeg.

“We started making this documentary in February, several months before the return of the Jets was announced. It wasn’t supposed to be a story about the Jets coming back – that just happened, and we were there to follow it,” said Newman. “It was supposed to be about a community that wouldn’t give up the idea that its team would come back.”

“White Noise” will also be shown as part of Culture Days 2011 at a free, family-friendly screening on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. The big screen premiere at 201 Portage Avenue will take place mere steps from historic Portage & Main, the scene of many Winnipeg Jet rallies, player contract signings, and celebrations.

For more information on other great, locally produced documentaries shown on MTS TV Winnipeg on Demand, visit our website at

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:

Gillian Potvin
Corporate Communications
(204) 958-3392
[email protected]

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