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Press release from CNW Group

MTS TV adds more HD and theme-based channels to its television line-up

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

MTS TV adds more HD and theme-based channels to its television line-up08:00 EST Tuesday, December 13, 2011MTS Ultimate TV service now offers 104 high-definition channelsWINNIPEG, Dec. 13, 2011 /CNW/ - MTS TV today is pleased to announce the addition of several new channels and applications to its line-up.  MTS Classic TV customers now have access to seven new channels, and MTS Ultimate TV customers can enjoy an additional 12 free high-definition ("HD") channels and seven in our HD Theme groups; bringing the total number of HD channels available through MTS Ultimate TV to 104.MTS Ultimate TV customers who also subscribe to MTS Internet services now have an additional three new Apps on TV to choose from, further adding to the overall customer experience."With the introduction of these new channels, we are adding even more value for our customers, especially for those who enjoy our HD. Our theme group packaging simplifies the selection process by allowing our customers to select channels based on their interests," said Stan Kurtas, Vice-President Marketing, MTS.Some of the new HD channels now available on MTS Ultimate TV include W Movies HD, NFL Network HD, OWN HD, HGTV HD and Family Channel HD.  Furthermore, complete with four new HD channels, a brand new HD Theme has been added; Hollywood Suite, which is offered in tandem with its own Subscription Video On Demand service.New channels available on both MTS Ultimate TV and Classic TV Services:Baby TV - Channel 256AUX TV - Channel 321EuroWorld Sport - Channel 186Al Jazeera English - Channel 148Miracle Channel - Channel 523Sport TV Americas- Channel 527TV JAPAN - Channel 526New HD channels available on MTS Ultimate TV Service:CBC HD Winnipeg - Channel 416Radio-Canada HD Winnipeg - Channel 448OWN HD - Channel 456Movie Central 2 HD - Channel 457W Movies HD - Channel 458YTV HD - Channel 459Bloomberg HD - Channel 460NFL Network HD - Channel 478Turner Classic Movies HD - Channel 463Headline News HD - Channel 466The Weather Network HD - Channel 450Family Channel HD - Channel 452Sportsnet ONE HD - Channel 479HGTV HD - Channel 465Food Network HD - Channel 464Channels under NEW HD Theme Hollywood Suite:The MGM Channel - Channel 467Warner Films - Channel 468Hollywood Storm - Channel 469Hollywood Festival - Channel 470Hollywood Suite On DemandNew Apps on TV:Games4TV Variety Pak - Channel 75Yellow Pages on TV - Channel 87TumbleBooks TV - Channel 81For more information on MTS TV services, visit www.mts.ca/tv.About MTS MTS is a division 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 5,500 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. 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 are encouraged to visit:  www.mtsallstream.com.Forward-looking Statements Disclaimer This news release includes forward-looking statements and information (collectively, the "statements") about our corporate direction, business opportunities, operations, financial objectives,  planned activities, future financial results and performance that are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions.  As a consequence, actual results in the future may differ materially from any conclusion, forecast, anticipation or projection in such forward-looking statements.  Examples of statements that constitute forward-looking information may be identified by words such as "believe", "expect", "project", "should", "anticipate", "could", "target", "forecast", "intend", "plan", "outlook", "see", "set", "pending", and other similar terms.Factors that could cause anticipated opportunities and actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, matters identified in the "Risks and Uncertainties" section and elsewhere in our most recent annual MD&A and any subsequent quarterly MD&As, as well as our most recent Annual Information Form, all of which are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.Please note that forward-looking statements reflect our expectations as at the date hereof.  We disclaim any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise except as required by law.For further information: Media Contact:          Sylvie Houghton Manager, Corporate Communications (204) 612-9767 media.relations@mtsallstream.com