EastLink Achieves Major TV Milestone

HALIFAX, Nov. 21, 2011 /CNW/ - EastLink customers now have access to over 100 high-definition (HD) TV channels including popular sports channels like TSN HD and CBS College Sports HD, specialty channels like FX Canada HD, AMC HD, OWN HD, and Family HD, and local network programming in HD including CBC, CTV and Global.

This video landmark achievement was reached earlier this week and company officials say that customers can expect much more in the weeks and months to come.

Deborah Shaffner, EastLink's president and Chief Operating Officer, said the milestone is especially gratifying as the company prepares to launch exclusive new HD content in the coming days. "We've invested heavily to give our TV customers the best video experience."

EastLink hinted about an upcoming November launch of 4 new HD movie channels that will include Video OnDemand content with 1080p 24 Blu-ray quality picture. This is the first HD content officially launched on the company's new Motorola MPEG 4 platform.

This announcement comes just two weeks after EastLink's first to market launch of FX Canada HD, a premier specialty channel featuring critically acclaimed movies and original series.

"We will continue to add more HD programming including additional HD channels in the coming months," said Ms. Shaffner. "We maintain a significant lead over our competitors and we are committed to maintaining it."

For more information on EastLink's HD Channel lineup, visit http://www.eastlink.ca/epic/more-hd.html (may vary by market)

About EastLink
Headquartered in Nova Scotia with more than 1,600 employees from coast to coast, EastLink delivers world-class video entertainment, internet and telephone services to residential, business and public-sector customers across Canada.

Using its state-of-the-art fibre network, EastLink offers advanced services including Canada's best On Demand, HD and 3D programming, High Speed Internet including Internet 100 Mbps, competitive local telephone services, and exclusive locally produced programming via EastLink TV.


For further information:

Jill Laing | Manager - Public and Media Relations | EastLink
Jill.Laing@corp.eastlink.ca | T: 902-446-1939 | F: 9024532118
Young Tower, 5th floor | Halifax, NS

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