MTS Allstream Launches MTS Ultimate TV Service in Brandon

    MTS Ultimate TV Service combines technology from Alcatel-Lucent Canada
    and Microsoft Mediaroom

    Stock Symbol: MBT

BRANDON, MB, Sept. 25 /CNW/ - Today, MTS Allstream Inc. ("MTS Allstream") launches MTS Ultimate TV Service to residents in Brandon. MTS Ultimate TV Service is the next generation of high definition television ("HDTV") that combines technology from Alcatel-Lucent Canada Inc. ("Alcatel-Lucent") and the award-winning Microsoft Mediaroom Internet Protocol television ("IPTV") software platform. The service gives customers access to Whole Home PVR, the first of its kind in Canada, which includes a personal video recorder with capabilities to record three television programs at once. MTS Ultimate TV Service also gives customers access to our fastest Internet speeds available, an advanced interactive program guide, and other TV advancements.

"The launch of the MTS Ultimate TV Service in Brandon is an extension of our ongoing investment and commitment to bring our most advanced services to customers. It's the first service in Canada to provide a PVR that records up to three TV programs at once while giving customers a high-quality and feature-rich digital TV experience," said Kelvin Shepherd, President Consumer Markets, MTS Allstream. "Not only do customers get an innovative product through our strategic agreements with industry leaders Alcatel-Lucent and Microsoft, but customers will also receive our fastest Internet speeds available."

Customers taking advantage of the new MTS Ultimate TV Service can expect an extensive lineup of over 250 digital TV and music channels, and features like video on demand. The service includes 30 HDTV channels with more to come, Whole Home PVR which allows you to record and watch programs on up to three connected TVs at any time simultaneously, an advanced interactive program guide with picture-in-picture display, and access to MTS's fastest Internet service available.

MTS Ultimate TV Service is available in most areas in Portage La Prairie and Brandon, and to a growing number of customers in Winnipeg. Customers have the opportunity to maximize their bundle discount by signing up all of their services with MTS - wireless, high-speed Internet, and now, Ultimate TV.

For more information on MTS Ultimate TV Service, visit

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:

SOURCE MTS Allstream

For further information: For further information: Media: Jill Gibson, MTS Allstream Corporate Communications, (204) 958-3392,; Investors: Paul Peters, MTS Allstream Investor Relations, (204) 941-6178,

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