MTS Launches Great New Features for its Ultimate TV Service

Winter Sports Picks, Galaxie Access, RIS Info Sports and GMA Pinoy TV now available

Stock Symbol: MBT

WINNIPEG, Feb. 11 /CNW/ - MTS today announced three exciting new features for its Ultimate TV service: Winter Sports Picks, Galaxie Access and new channels for customers, RIS Info Sports, a French language service dedicated entirely to sports news, and GMA Pinoy TV, a 24-hour Filipino channel that offers viewers the most popular shows in the Philippines. These new features and channels for MTS Ultimate TV help to keep it as one of the best TV viewing experiences in Canada.

Winter Sports Picks is a limited time promotion that lets you watch several sports channels on one TV screen. Customers can watch one program in the main viewing area while keeping an eye on up to three other channels at the same time. MTS is pleased to offer two versions of Winter Sports Picks, one with English programming and the second with French and several other language channels. Winter Sports Picks is available free of charge to all MTS Ultimate TV customers until March 15, 2010.

Galaxie Access, channel 600 on MTS Ultimate TV, allows you to see the current title track and artist, as well as upcoming music on the Galaxie Music Channels. This allows our customers to access the music they want faster and in a much more interactive way. Galaxie Access is available free of charge to all MTS Ultimate TV customers.

RIS Info Sports is a French-language service entirely dedicated to sports news. Customers will enjoy a Free Preview on this channel from January 26 until March 2, 2010, by tuning to Channel 414.

GMA Pinoy TV offers the whole family the most popular shows in the Philippines including top-calibre entertainment, blockbuster movies, telenovelas and variety shows, hard-hitting news and public affairs programs, and comedies. GMA Pinoy TV is available on channel 507. A free preview of GMA Pinoy TV is available for all customers until March 1, 2010.

"MTS Ultimate TV has been a clear winner with our customers, who enjoy Canada's First Whole Home PVR, a ton of great HD content and the advanced user guide," said Stan Kurtas, Vice President Marketing, MTS. "With the launch of these new features, we are adding even more value for our customers. The Winter Sports Picks feature is something no other provider in Manitoba can offer and means our customers will have a unique ability to experience sports action. The Galaxie Access service is a great enhancement to the music content available on MTS Ultimate TV."

Customers can visit www.mts.ca/ultimatetv/newfeatures for more information on these new features and channels.

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. 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. 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: Greg Burch, MTS Allstream Corporate Communications, (204) 941-8576, (416) 345-3576, media.relations@mtsallstream.com; Investors: Paul Peters, MTS Allstream Investor Relations, (204) 941-6178, investor.relations@mtsallstream.com

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