NFL Sunday Ticket comes to MTS

Ultimate TV customers will now be able to watch all the Sunday afternoon NFL action each week throughout the regular season

Stock Symbol: MBT

WINNIPEG, Aug. 3 /CNW/ - MTS is pleased to announce that it has launched NFL Sunday Ticket, which allows MTS Ultimate TV customers to choose from up to 14 NFL games each Sunday afternoon throughout the 17-week regular season.

"We believe in offering our customers one of the best television viewing experiences in Canada," said Kelvin Shepherd, President, MTS. "NFL Football fans now have the opportunity to watch every Sunday afternoon game and follow their favourite team throughout the entire regular season and they can do it using a TV service that we think is the best in the market."

NFL Sunday Ticket is available to anyone who subscribes to MTS Ultimate TV. Since its launch in early 2009, MTS Ultimate TV has received rave reviews and is currently available to a growing number of households in Winnipeg, Brandon and Portage la Prairie. The service gives customers an advanced interactive program guide, access to up to 48 HD channels and access to our fastest Internet speeds available.

In addition to NFL Sunday Ticket, MTS television subscribers can also enjoy the NFL Network, which is home to a number of in-depth programs as well as all 65 pre-season games. The NFL Network is channel 177 for MTS Ultimate TV customers.

To subscribe to NFL Sunday Ticket or MTS Ultimate TV, please call 225.5687(CallMTS) or visit www.mts.ca/nflsundayticket for more information.

About MTS

MTS is a business unit 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 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 Toronto Stock Exchange (trading symbol: MBT). Customers, stakeholders and investors who want to learn more about MTS Allstream services are encouraged to visit: www.mtsallstream.com.

SOURCE MTS Allstream

For further information: For further information: Media: Gillian Giesbrecht, MTS Allstream Corporate Communications, (204) 958-3392, media.relations@mtsallstream.com; Investors: Paul Peters, MTS Allstream Investor Relations, (204) 941-6178, investor.relations@mtsallstream.com

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