MTS TV launches new multicultural channels

Customers can now choose from seven new channels offering programming in seven different languages

Stock Symbol: MBT

WINNIPEG, Aug. 19 /CNW/ - MTS is pleased to announce that MTS TV has launched an impressive lineup of seven new multicultural channels. These new channels offer programming in seven different languages which include Hindi, Polish, Spanish, Russian, German, Mandarin and Italian.

"These channels are great additions to our already popular MTS TV service," said Stan Kurtas, Vice President, Marketing, MTS Allstream. "Manitoba features a great diversity of cultures, and MTS is very pleased to offer services that reflect this on a TV service that is among the most popular and advanced in Canada."

New channels are available to both Classic TV and Ultimate TV subscribers and include Sony Entertainment Television Asia, TV Polonia, TLN en Español, RTR Planeta, ProSiebenSat. 1 Welt, Talentvision and Rai Italia.

To find out more about these new multicultural channels, please visit our website at href="">

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: href="">

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SOURCE MTS Allstream

For further information: For further information:

Gillian Giesbrecht,
MTS Allstream Corporate Communications
(204) 958-3392

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