MTS TV launches Flood Watch 2011

Coverage to include MTS Rivercams, real-time news and video from
the Winnipeg Free Press and Brandon Sun

Stock Symbol:  MBT

WINNIPEG, April 14 /CNW/ - Starting today, MTS TV customers can rely on Flood Watch 2011 to get up to date coverage on the current flood in Manitoba. Flood Watch 2011 will include on-going, timely information on the flood of 2011.

Channel 31 on MTS's Classic and Ultimate TV services will include real-time news and public service announcements from the Province of Manitoba, the City of Winnipeg and the City of Brandon. Programming will include news stories and video footage from the Winnipeg Free Press and Brandon Sun plus photos submitted by viewers.

"We feel it is important to provide Manitobans with timely and accurate information regarding the flooding in Manitoba," said Kelvin Shepherd, President, MTS. "Not only will our customers be able to stay up to speed on the latest flood developments, but they will be able to watch the river rise by viewing our MTS Rivercams which have been set up along affected waterways throughout southern Manitoba."

MTS Ultimate TV customers can watch up to six live Rivercams simultaneously by tuning into MTS Ultimate Picks on channel 1016 and selecting 'Flood 2011'. Viewers may also contribute to the coverage by submitting flood photos to channel 31.

For more information on Flood Watch 2011, please visit www.mts.ca/tv/flood. To submit your photos, go to www.mymanitoba.com/flood. MTS Rivercams and other flood related news can be found at www.winnipegfreepress.com/flood.

MTS TV's Flood Watch Channel 31 is powered by Capital Networks, a privately held company established in 1991 that is based in Markham, Ontario.  Capital Networks is a leader in the supply and support of advanced multimedia systems to communications companies engaged in cable television operation, broadcasting, direct-to-home and place-based media.   

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: www.mtsallstream.com.

Forward-looking Statements Disclaimer
This news release includes forward-looking statements and information (collectively, the "statements") about our corporate direction, business opportunities, operations, financial objectives,  planned activities, future financial results and performance that are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions.  As a consequence, actual results in the future may differ materially from any conclusion, forecast, anticipation or projection in such forward-looking statements.  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 "Risks and Uncertainties" section and elsewhere in our most recent annual MD&A and any subsequent quarterly MD&As, as well as our most recent Annual Information Form, all of which are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

Please note that forward-looking statements reflect our expectations as at the date hereof.  We disclaim 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 Inc.

For further information:

Media:      
Jessica Poitras
Corporate Communications
(204) 941-7823
media.relations@mtsallstream.com

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