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SaskTel and Saskatchewan Country Music Association to offer free live broadcast of 27th Annual SCMA Gala Awards on maxTV

SaskTel and Saskatchewan Country Music Association to offer free live broadcast of 27th Annual SCMA Gala Awards on maxTV

REGINA, April 19, 2016 – SaskTel maxTV™ customers will have the exclusive opportunity to watch free live coverage of the 27th Annual Saskatchewan Country Music Association (SCMA) Gala Awards Show on Saturday, April 23, 2016. Live broadcast of the awards show will begin at 7:00 p.m. The awards show will be on channel 49 and channel 349 (HD), and will also be available on maxTV Local on Demand in a number of days on channel 48 and channel 348 (HD).

“We’re excited to partner with the Saskatchewan Country Music Association to offer maxTV customers the opportunity to watch the awards and performances of Saskatchewan’s most outstanding country music artists,” said Katrine White, Vice President – Consumer Sales & Solutions. “This is a wonderful example of the exciting programming that maxTV Local on Demand offers.”

“What a great opportunity for those who cannot join us in person in Saskatoon to have the ability to watch the 27th Annual SCMA Awards Gala LIVE,” said Penny Stenberg, SCMA President. “It provides exposure to Saskatchewan’s best country music artists and allows local fans to share in the excitement of their performances and achievements at this annual gala. This is a fantastic way for us to showcase these amazing and talented Saskatchewan Artists right here at home”

Award-winning singer, songwriter, philanthropist and former NHL draft pick, country music artist, Chad Brownlee (MDM Recordings Inc./Universal Music Canada) will host the Gala Awards Show. The show will include performances by Lisa Moen, Aven Grace & Barbara Leavins, Wyatt, Codie Prevost & Jess Moskaluke.

Leading the field for 2016 with 6 nominations is Jess Moskaluke (Langenburg, Sask.) who recently received her second CCMA Female Artist of the Year accolade.

Alex Runions (Regina, Sask.) & Samara Yung (Yorkton, Sask.), follow with five nominations.

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.

About SaskTel

SaskTel is the leading Information and Communications Technology (ICT) provider in Saskatchewan, with over $1.2 billion in annual revenue and over 1.4 million customer connections including over 618,000 wireless accesses, 437,000 wireline network accesses, 258,000 Internet accesses and over 103,000 maxTV™ subscribers. SaskTel and its wholly-owned subsidiaries offer a wide range of ICT products and services including competitive voice, data and Internet services, wireless data services, maxTV services, data centre services, cloud-based services, security monitoring services, advertising services, and international software and consulting services. 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 SCMA

The Saskatchewan Country Music Association is a non-profit organization, dedicated to the promotion, development, and enhancement of all aspects of Saskatchewan country music at the local, national, and international level. The SCMA endeavors to create venues for the promotion of Saskatchewan country artists through sponsorship of its own events, such as the annual SCMA Awards, and involvement in other organization’s events. The 2016 SCMA Awards & Country Music Festival is Apr. 22 to 24 at TCU Place and Ramada Hotel in Saskatoon. Visit scma.sk.ca

 

For media inquiries please contact:

Greg Jacobs
SaskTel Manager of External Communications
Phone: 306.777.3433   
E-mail: Greg.Jacobs@sasktel.com

Bev Hallett
SCMA
Phone: 306.545.0008
E-mail: bhallett@sasktel.net