TSN2 Now Available to MTS Classic TV and Ultimate TV Customers

    TSN2 delivers exclusive live sporting events including marquee NHL and
    NBA games

    Stock Symbol: MBT

TORONTO, Oct. 9 /CNW/ - MTS Allstream Inc. ("MTS Allstream") today announced that TSN2 is available to its customers of MTS Classic TV and Ultimate TV - MTS Allstream's digital television services. Each year, TSN2 delivers hundreds of exclusive live sporting events and encore telecasts of key sporting events, including marquee NHL and NBA games.

"We are always looking to bring more options to our customers. TSN2 is a great addition to our Classic TV and Ultimate TV line up, especially for our sports enthusiast customers," said Stan Kurtas, Vice-President Marketing, Consumer Markets, MTS Allstream. "The choice, flexibility, and value customers have come to expect from their TV service, now includes access to hundreds of exclusive live sporting events."

TSN2's jam-packed line-up features 800+ hours of live major league sports action annually. This season, TSN2 will broadcast 36 exclusive NHL games along with 57 NBA games including more Toronto Raptors games than any other broadcaster.

TSN2 is included in the basic service group on MTS Classic TV and Ultimate TV on channel 170. Customers will have complete coverage of this month's upcoming sporting events:

        Monday, October 19      San Jose @ NY Rangers           6:00 p.m.
        Tuesday, October 20     St. Louis @ Pittsburgh          6:00 p.m.
        Monday, October 26      Minnesota @ Chicago             7:00 p.m.
        Wednesday, October 28   Ottawa @ Florida                6:30 p.m.

        Tuesday, October 27     Boston @ Cleveland              6:30 p.m.
        Thursday, October 29    San Antonio @ Chicago           7:00 p.m.
        Friday, October 30      Toronto @ Memphis               7:00 p.m.
        Friday, October 30      Dallas @ LA Lakers              9:30 p.m.

    PGA Golf
        Wednesday, October 21   PGA Grand Slam of Golf: Day Two    4:00 p.m.

    Horse Racing
        Saturday, October 17    Woodbine Breeders' Cup Challenge   3:00 p.m.

    Auto Racing
        NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
        Friday, October 9       Pepsi 500 (Qualifying)             5:30 p.m.
        Sunday, October 11      Pepsi 500                          1:30 p.m.
        Thursday, October 15    Bank of America 500 (Qualifying)   6:00 p.m.
        Saturday, October 31    Amp Energy 500 (Qualifying)        11:00 a.m.

        NASCAR Nationwide Series
        Saturday, October 10    Camping World RV 300               3:00 p.m.
        Friday, October 16      Dollar General 300                 6:30 p.m.
        Saturday, October 24    Sam's Town 250 (Qualifying)        9:30 a.m.
        Saturday, October 24    Sam's Town 250                     2:00 p.m.

    IndyCar Series
        Saturday, October 10    Firestone Indy 300 6:00 p.m.

For more information on TSN2 visit TSN.ca. For more information on MTS Classic TV or Ultimate TV, visit mts.ca/tv.


TSN2, a division of CTVglobemedia, brings Canadian sport fans a jam-packed lineup of major league sports action, with exclusive live events, encore telecasts of key sporting events and better timeslots for viewing in Western Canada. TSN2's roster features an exciting lineup of sports and events, including the NHL, Blue Jays baseball, NBA, Curling, International Hockey, Golf, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series, IndyCar Series, Grand Slam Tennis, Boxing, Mixed Martial Arts, and NCAA Football and Basketball. Also available in High Definition, sports fans can access TSN2 through television service providers across the country. For more information on TSN2 and a complete list of participating television providers, visit TSN.ca.

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. In 2008, MTS Allstream had 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: www.mtsallstream.com.

SOURCE MTS Allstream

For further information: For further information: Media: Jill Gibson, MTS Allstream Corporate Communications, (416) 640-7011, media.relations@mtsallstream.com; Greg McIsaac, (416) 384-5180, (416) 458-3591, greg.mcisaac@ctv.ca

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