MTS TV Premieres exclusive Cindy Klassen Biography

New Cindy Klassen biography featured on Winnipeg On Demand

Stock Symbol: MBT

WINNIPEG, Feb. 10 /CNW/ - MTS Allstream is pleased to provide MTS TV subscribers with an insightful new biography called, Cindy Klassen, Woman of the Games. The biography is available exclusively through MTS Winnipeg On Demand - free of charge to MTS TV customers.

"In the excitement and anticipation over upcoming events, this program gives Manitobans the chance to learn more about our own local star," said Kelvin Shepherd, President of MTS. "The program is both inspiring and hopeful, and shares the story of Cindy Klassen - a home-grown hero who has and continues to make us proud."

Written and directed by local filmmaker Doug Howe, the 30-minute biography tells the story of how Cindy Klassen went from playing hockey on the streets of North Kildonan to becoming a world champion. The program also details the inspiring story of her comeback from injury and adversity to once again compete against the world's best.

Narrated by renowned Canadian sportscaster Jim Van Horne, Cindy Klassen, Woman of the Games also features interviews with Cindy, her parents, coaches, childhood friends, and fellow speed skater Susan Auch. Pierre Blouin, CEO of MTS Allstream - one of Cindy's biggest sponsors - also provides insight into the Company's decision to support Cindy.

Winnipeg On Demand features new and original local programming, available 24 hours a day to MTS Classic and Ultimate TV customers. Customers can access Winnipeg on Demand programming free of charge by pressing the A or VOD (Video On Demand) button on their remote control. It is available through MTS Video On Demand on MTS Classic and Ultimate TV in Winnipeg. It also provides VCR functionality that can play, pause, stop, rewind and fast-forward shows.

For more information or to order MTS Classic or Ultimate TV, visit or CALL MTS (225-5687).

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. 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 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:

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