MTS TV Offers Live HBO Boxing Through Pay-Per-View

    Stock Symbol: MBT

    WINNIPEG, Feb. 15 /CNW/ - MTS TV, the digital television service offered
by MTS Allstream Inc. ("MTS Allstream"), now offers live boxing fights from
HBO pay-per-view, the leader in boxing events for television. Over the past
35 years, HBO has earned a reputation as sports television's best storyteller,
with uncompromising commitment to quality and innovation in live event
programming. From HBO's first boxing event televised in 1973, when George
Foreman defeated Joe Frazier, to today, HBO has shown hundreds of legendary
boxing fights including Muhammad Ali's "Rumble in the Jungle" and "Thrilla in

    Upcoming HBO boxing fights available on MTS Pay-Per-View:

        Reload for Second Battle!

        Kelly Pavlik versus Jermain Taylor
        Saturday, February 16, 2008, 8:00 p.m. CT
        MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada

        Boxing's two best middleweights, undefeated world champion Kelly "The
        Ghost" Pavlik and once-defeated former world champion Jermain "Bad
        Intentions" Taylor, will resume their ring-war hostilities, this time
        at 166 pounds, when they face-off in a battle of epic proportions.

        Heavyweight Unification Fight!

        Wladimir Klitschko versus Sultan Ibragimov
        Saturday, February 23, 2008, 8:30 p.m. CT
        Madison Square Garden in New York, New York

        For the first time since British born Lennox Lewis defeated Evander
        Holyfield in 1999, two great heavyweight champions will face each
        other in a unification bout. Wladimir Klitschko, the IBF champion,
        and Sultan Ibragimov, the WBO Heavyweight World Champion, will
        confront each other. Don't miss out on the action!

    "We are pleased to offer MTS TV customers HBO Boxing, a leader in premier
boxing events," said Stan Kurtas, Vice-President Marketing, Consumer Markets
division, MTS Allstream. "HBO has long been known for the diversity in
programming spanning both sports and entertainment with exceptional story
lines and journalism."
    Each upcoming fight is $49.95 plus taxes. All MTS TV customers have
access to Pay-Per-View events. By pressing the "PPV" button on their MTS TV
remote control, customers can order an event or see the schedule of upcoming
live or replayed events.
    For more information on MTS TV, channel options and theme groups, visit or call (204) 941-4545.

    About MTS Allstream Inc.

    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
small business services across Canada under the Allstream brand, and 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

For further information:

For further information: Media: Jill Gibson, Corporate Communications
Coordinator, (204) 958-3392,; Laura Young,
HBO, (212) 512-5948,

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