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SaskTel and SCA offer live broadcast of Tankard final games

SaskTel and the CURLSASK to offer free live broadcast of SaskTel Men’s Tankard Semi-Final and Final Games on SaskTel maxTV

SaskTel maxTV™ customers will have the exclusive opportunity to watch free live coverage of the SaskTel Men’s Tankard semi-final and final on Sunday, February 8, 2015. Live coverage of the semifinal draw will begin at 9:30 a.m. with the final scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. Both draws will be on channel 49 and channel 349 (HD), and will also be available on maxTV Local on Demand immediately following the broadcast on channel 48 and channel 348 (HD).

"This is a great example of the type of exciting programming that maxTV Local on Demand delivers to customers,” said Stacey Sandison, SaskTel’s Chief Marketing Officer. “We’re pleased to be able to partner with CURLSASK to offer our customers the opportunity to watch Saskatchewan’s finest men’s curlers compete for the SaskTel Tankard provincial championship.”

“What a great opportunity to maximize curling’s exposure and curling fans who cannot attend the event in Melville can share in the excitement of crowning our Provincial Men’s Champion who will represent Saskatchewan at the Brier,” said Marg Mayotte, CURLSASK President. “Thank you to SaskTel for their continued support of curling in our province.”

SaskTel maxTV Entertainment Services offers digital TV and sound plus High Speed Internet and e-mail. With maxTV service, you get 320 digital TV channels (including over 100 in HD), video on demand, commercial-free music channels, DVD quality picture and sound, unique local content and so much more.

The SaskTel Tankard will be held in Melville from February 4 to 8, 2015. The top 16 Men’s Teams from across Saskatchewan will compete with the winner representing Saskatchewan at the National Men’s Championship (Brier) in Calgary March 2015.

About SaskTel
Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corporation (SaskTel) is the leading full service communications provider in Saskatchewan, with $1.2 billion in annual revenue and over 1.4 million customer connections including over 607,000 wireless accesses, 492,000 wireline network accesses, 250,000 internet accesses and 100,000 Max™ (TV) subscribers. SaskTel offers a wide range of communications products and services including competitive voice, data, internet, entertainment, security monitoring, messaging, cellular, wireless data and directory services. In addition, SaskTel International offers software solutions and project consulting in countries around the world. SaskTel and its wholly-owned subsidiaries have a workforce of approximately 4,000 full-time equivalent employees (FTEs). Visit SaskTel at www.sasktel.com.

About CURLSASK
CURLSASK is the provincial sport governing body of curling in Saskatchewan. CURLSASK’s mandate is to provide programs and services to meet the needs of its members, build and support curling at all levels and provides leadership to the curling community. CURLSASK also coordinates and operates provincial championships in different categories to declare provincial champions to compete at National Champions and to further develop athlete development in the province. The organization has 150 affiliated curling clubs and over 20,000 individual curlers. Visit www.curlsask.ca

For media inquiries please contact:
Tara Tibeau, SaskTel External Communications Manager
306-777-4548
tara.tibeau@sasktel.com

Amber Holland, CURLSASK Executive Director
306-780-9403
aholland@curlsask.ca