MTS launches Sun News Network

Stock Symbol:  MBT

WINNIPEG, March 19, 2014 /CNW/ - MTS today expanded its television line-up, adding the Sun News Network to its News channel package. MTS News subscribers will be able to access the Sun News Network in standard definition on channel 143 and in high definition on channel 1143 (only available on MTS Ultimate TV).

"MTS is proud to offer our MTS TV customers more choice and flexibility," said MTS President Kelvin Shepherd.  "Sun News Network contributes to our growing line-up of entertaining and informative programming."

In addition to Sun News Network, MTS's News channel group includes CTV News Channel, BNN (Business News Network), FOX News, MSNBC, CNBC, and Bloomberg Television.  All seven channels are adjacent to each other, providing MTS TV customers with fast and convenient access to news and events.

The MTS Ultimate TV® service features nearly 400 channels, including 146 HD channels.  The service also offers a wide variety of apps as well as access to Video on Demand and Pay-Per-View events.  Subscribers can also pause and rewind live TV from any room in their house with the Whole Home PVR.

For more information on the MTS Ultimate TV service, please visit mts.ca.

About MTS
MTS is the leading full-service communications provider for residential and business customers in Manitoba. The company's suite of products and services include the latest in wireless technology, high-speed Internet, an award-winning IPTV service, voice services, home security, and an extensive range of business solutions.  A technology leader, MTS operates advanced wireless networks delivering the best coverage for Manitobans with its 4G, CDMA and Wi-Fi wireless networks and is investing to build out its extensive fibre-to-the-home network in over 20 Manitoba communities. MTS's momentum is fuelled by the knowledge, skills and spirit of its 3,000 Manitoba-based employees. With over 100 years of operations, MTS is rooted firmly in the community and is a proud sponsor of the MTS Centre, home to the NHL's Winnipeg Jets. MTS is wholly owned by Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. which is listed on the TSX (trading symbol: MBT). For information on MTS's products and services, please visit www.mts.ca.

Forward-looking Statements Disclaimer
This news release includes forward-looking statements and information (collectively, the "statements") about MTS's television content distribution plans that are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions. As a consequence, actual results in the future may differ materially from any conclusion, forecast or projection in such forward-looking statements. Therefore, forward-looking statements should be considered carefully and undue reliance should not be placed on them. Examples of statements that constitute forward-looking information may be identified by words such as "believe", "expect", "project", "should", "anticipate", "could", "target", "forecast", "intend", "plan", "outlook", "see", "set", "pending", and other similar terms.

Factors that could cause anticipated opportunities and actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, matters identified in the "Material assumptions" section and the "Risks and uncertainties" section of the Company's 2013 Annual, and 2013 Annual Information Form, both of which are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

Please note that forward-looking statements reflect Management's expectations as at the date hereof. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

SOURCE MTS Allstream

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Chelsea Ross
Corporate Communications
204 958-3230
media.relations@mtsallstream.com