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

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

Today SaskTel announced 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 7, 2016.  Live coverage of the semi-final 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 later in the week on channel 48 and channel 348 (HD).

“To be able to watch these championship matches featuring the finest men’s curlers in this Province LIVE brings the excitement of the game right into our customer’s homes,” said Katrine White, SaskTel VP of Consumer Sales and Solutions. “We’re pleased to be able to partner with CURLSASK to feature this kind of exciting programming exclusive to maxTV.”

“CURLSASK continues to explore ways to market and promote our sport at many levels, from the club level to the high performance level which takes resources and time. Having SaskTel step forward to televise the Semi-Final and Final LIVE on maxTV creates valuable exposure for curling in our province.” said Dennis Smith, CURLSASK President. “Thank you to SaskTel for continuing to support CURLSASK and the sport of curling in our province in multiple ways.”

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 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 18,000 individual curlers. Visit www.curlsask.ca


For media inquiries please contact:
Tara Tibeau, SaskTel Manager of External Communications
306.777.4548 
tara.tibeau@sasktel.com

Amber Holland, CURLSASK Executive Director
306.780.9403
aholland@curlsask.ca