WINNIPEG, July 14, 2016 /CNW/ - (TSX:MBT) Manitoba's leading full-service telecommunications provider announced today that customers will now be able to access Netflix, the world's leading Internet TV network, directly on MTS Ultimate TV.
MTS becomes the only television provider in Manitoba to offer the streaming service on set-top boxes, which removes the hassle of having to switch video inputs or purchase additional hardware.
"This is just the latest step in our ongoing transformation to become a customer-focused company that is the first choice for Manitobans," said Paul Norris, Vice-President, Residential Solutions, MTS. "We want our customers to be at the forefront of everything we do. The addition of Netflix to MTS Ultimate TV displays our commitment to bringing them the best entertainment viewing experience possible."
Customers will now be able to access Netflix's entire catalogue of TV shows and movies, such as Orange is the New Black and House of Cards, on channels 55 and 1055 or by pressing the interactive button on their remote. Viewers will still pay Netflix directly to watch their service.
"We are making it easier and more convenient for Manitobans to watch their favourite movies and television programs – all with the simple push of a button," added Norris. "It's a level of access and service that is unparalleled in the province."
Manitobans who don't currently have a Netflix account can visit netflix.com/MTS to sign up for a one month free trial period.
At MTS, we're proud to be Manitoba's leading information and communications technology provider. We're dedicated to delivering a full suite of services for Manitobans – Internet, Wireless, TV, Phone Service and Security Systems plus a full suite of Information Solutions, including Unified Cloud and Managed Services. You can count on MTS to make connecting your world easy. We're with you.
We live where we work and actively give back to organizations that strengthen our communities. Through MTS Future First, we provide sponsorships, grants and scholarships, value-in-kind support and volunteer commitment in Manitoba.
MTS Inc. is wholly owned by Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. (TSX: MBT). For more on MTS' products and services, visit mts.ca. For investor information, visit www.mts.ca/aboutus.
SOURCE Manitoba Telecom Services Inc.
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