MTS TV adds five new channels to its lineup

    Sports and game enthusiasts win with new channels and free previews

    Stock Symbol:  MBT

    WINNIPEG, Aug. 16 /CNW/ - MTS TV subscribers who love sports and gaming
now have more choices than ever. MTS Allstream Inc. ("MTS Allstream") is
adding five exciting channels to MTS TV's sports-themed and basic packages.
The Fight Network, GOLTV, WFN - World Fishing Network and The Fan 590 radio
have been added to existing sports theme groups, while CGTV Canada - Casino
and Gaming Television is now available with the basic package.
    "We are pleased to offer five new channels on MTS TV that will keep our
customers in tune with their favourite sports and hobbies," said Kelvin
Shepherd, President Consumer Markets, MTS Allstream. "Whether it's current
sports news, sports action, soccer, fishing or games, we think these new
channels are both informative and entertaining."
    The Fight Network (channel 204), which is included in the Sports
Enthusiasts theme group, delivers the best boxing, wrestling and mixed martial
arts programming available.
    GOLTV (channel 196), which is part of the Sports Champions theme group,
is Canada's only 24-hour channel dedicated to the world's best soccer, showing
1,500 matches a year, including live coverage of the world's top leagues.
    WFN - World Fishing Network (channel 183), which is available as part of
the Sports Trophies theme group, is hooked on every aspect of recreational and
sport fishing and all aspects of angling.
    The Fan 590 radio (channel 178), which now is part of the Sports Fans
theme group, features live sports action, timely interviews and listener
call-in shows.
    CGTV Canada (channel 28), which is included in the basic package, allows
viewers to explore local and international casinos, and to watch and learn
card and casino games such as bridge, backgammon, blackjack and poker.
    Three-month free previews are now available for The Fight Network and The
Fan 590 radio, while one-year free previews are now on GOLTV and WFN. CGTV
Canada is available as part of the MTS TV basic package.
    The Fight Network, GOLTV and WFN can also be subscribed to individually.
For more information on MTS TV or to order, visit or call

    About MTS Allstream

    MTS Allstream Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Manitoba Telecom
Services Inc., and is one of Canada's leading national communication solutions
providers, delivering innovative products and services through the Enterprise
Solutions and Consumer Markets divisions. The Enterprise Solutions division,
which operates under the Allstream brand nationally and under the MTS brand in
Manitoba, is a leading competitor in the national business and wholesale
markets. This division offers customers a portfolio of solutions tailored to
the needs of medium and large businesses looking for success in a world of
rapidly evolving technology - Internet protocol-based communications, unified
communications, voice and data connectivity services. The Consumer Markets
division leads every telecommunications market segment in Manitoba, delivering
a full suite of next generation wireless, high-speed Internet and data,
digital television and wireline voice services under the MTS brand, as well as
security and alarm monitoring services through AAA Alarm Systems Ltd., an
affiliate of MTS Allstream which also operates in other western provinces. MTS
Allstream's extensive national broadband fibre optic network spans more than
24,300 kilometres, and provides international connections through strategic
alliances and interconnection agreements with other international service
providers. Manitoba Telecom Services Inc.'s common shares are listed on The
Toronto Stock Exchange (trading symbol: MBT). For more information, please

    About The Fight Network

    The Fight Network is a cross-platform media company with brand interest
in television, pay-per view, radio, mobile and web. All five of these media
are seamlessly integrated to offer fans of combatant sports and related
entertainment a true convergence experience. The Fight Network Inc. corporate
headquarters is located in Toronto, Canada. The Fight Network's Website is:

    About GOLTV

    GOLTV is Canada's only 24-hour sports network dedicated exclusively to
soccer. Led by live coverage of the world's best teams and best players, GOLTV
delivers 1,500 games a year - more than you'll see anywhere else. With live
league action from Spain, Germany and Brazil, GOLTV is home to soccer's
biggest stars: Ronaldinho, Messi, Cannavaro, Toni, Klose, Zambrotta, Kaka,
Robinho, Kurnari, Frings, Pardo, Eto'o and many more. Fans can also enjoy
league action from Colombia, Uruguay, Bolivia, Guatemala, Honduras, Ecuador
and El Salvador. Extra Time with Lee Godfrey is a weekly show dedicated to
everything and anything soccer. Anchored by GOLTV News, a nightly soccer news,
highlights and information show, GOLTV delivers a lineup of soccer-dedicated
programming for the true fan. GOLTV has extensive coverage of the UNCAF Cup.
Experience soccer online at

    About WFN

    Get hooked on the only network dedicated 24-hours a day, seven days a
week to every single aspect of fishing. WFN provides a daily escape for
Canada's 6 million recreational and sport fishing enthusiasts, with a
programming lineup that covers all aspects of angling, in five distinct
programming blocks. International Waters gives viewers an instant passport to
adventure, featuring the world's top fishing destinations. Ultimate Fishing is
the home of competitive fishing in Canada, with coverage of the best
tournaments and tours. School of Fish is an instructional and lifestyle block
that appeals to fishing enthusiasts of all ages. All-Canadian Fishing features
the best fishing shows from the Great White North, including Canada's fishing
icon, Bob Izumi. American Angling gives viewers access to some of the most
popular programs from south of the border. WFN is home of the FLW Tour in
Canada. Get hooked on-line at www.WFN.TV.

    About CGTV Canada

    CGTV Canada is the first and only television network in North America
dedicated exclusively to the casino and gaming lifestyle. As the leading
Canadian provider of gaming content, CGTV's lineup includes more than 5,000
hours of poker programming annually, as well as other games including
blackjack, bridge, backgammon, roulette, craps and more. Two distinct
programming blocks highlight the network's schedule. CGTV Game Night airs
weeknights in prime time, showcasing entertaining and instructional gaming
programming. The Casino Sunday Nights takes viewers behind the scenes of the
casino lifestyle with documentary programming. CGTV is on-line at

    About The Fan 590

    Devoted to bringing Canadian sports fans the most exclusive coverage
available on the radio dial, The Fan 590 is home to all things sports in
Canada. Listeners can enjoy a wide array of live sports action including MLB,
OHL, NHL to name just a few. Wake up weekday mornings with Landry and Stellick
and then ease into the rest of your day with The Bullpen. If it's sports
action or news you crave, The Fan 590 is your 24-hour stop on the AM dial. The
Fan 590 is one of 51 AM and FM radio stations owned and operated by Rogers
Broadcasting, a division of Rogers Media Inc.

For further information:

For further information: Greg Burch, Manager, Corporate Communications,
(204) 941-8576,; Stephen Murdoch, Public
Relations - The Fight Network, (905) 682-7203 ext 22,; Chris
Doyle, VP Marketing for Insight Sports (GOLTV, WFN & CGTV Canada), (416)
593-0915 ext 240,

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