MTS Allstream Launches Canada's First Whole Home PVR

    
    Stock Symbol: MBT

    Whole Home PVR exclusive to MTS Ultimate TV Service customers
    

WINNIPEG, Oct. 19 /CNW/ - Today, MTS Allstream Inc. ("MTS Allstream") launches Canada's first Whole Home personal video recorder ("PVR"). This new and more advanced PVR is capable of recording up to three programs at the same time and playing back programs from any connected TV in the home. This is the only service of its kind in Canada and exclusive to MTS Ultimate TV Service customers. The MTS Ultimate TV Service is available in most areas in Portage La Prairie and Brandon, and to a growing number of customers in Winnipeg.

"Whole Home PVR is the best PVR service a customer can experience in Canada, unmatched by any Canadian competitor, and it's available right now for MTS Ultimate TV customers," said Kelvin Shepherd, President Consumer Markets division, MTS Allstream. "The new Whole Home PVR is just one step further in our commitment to expand of our broadband service capabilities in Manitoba."

Whole Home PVR provides customers with the freedom of watching their PVR content from any connected TV in their home. Customers can also set up their PVR to record up to three programs from any connected TV in any room of the house while watching recorded content from their PVR - all at the same time. As well, customers can still pause, replay and rewind live TV from their main set top box. All existing PVR service customers have been upgraded to Whole Home PVR automatically.

Customers taking advantage of the new Whole Home PVR and MTS Ultimate TV Service will receive access to our extensive lineup of over 250 digital TV and music channels packaged in our flexible Theme Groups, and features like Video on Demand and Pay-Per-View. The service includes access to a great lineup of HD channels with more to come, an advanced interactive program guide with picture-in-picture display, and the opportunity to sign up for MTS's fastest Internet speeds with two new High Speed Internet plans - Lightning Bolt and SuperMax.

For only $5 a month, customers can get the MTS Whole Home PVR service. Set top boxes are available for $3 a month per set top box. For more information on Whole Home PVR and MTS Ultimate TV Service, visit www.mts.ca/hdtv.

About MTS Allstream

MTS Allstream is 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. In 2008, MTS Allstream had 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 The Toronto Stock Exchange (trading symbol: MBT). Customers, stakeholders and investors who want to learn more about MTS Allstream services, markets, community commitments and record of creating shareholder value are encouraged to visit: www.mtsallstream.com.

SOURCE MTS Allstream

For further information: For further information: Media: Jill Gibson, MTS Allstream Corporate Communications, (204) 958-3392, media.relations@mtsallstream.com

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