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SaskTel and Saskatchewan Country Music Association to offer free live broadcast of 25th Annual SCMA Gala Awards on maxTV

SaskTel and Saskatchewan Country Music Association to offer free live broadcast of 25th Annual SCMA Gala Awards on maxTV

April 3, 2014

SaskTel maxTV™ customers will have the exclusive opportunity to watch free live coverage of the 25th Annual Saskatchewan Country Music Association (SCMA) Gala Awards Show on Sunday, April 13, 2014.  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 immediately following the broadcast on channel 48 and channel 348 (HD).

“We’re pleased to be able to partner with the Saskatchewan Country Music Association to offer maxTV customers the opportunity to watch the awards and performances of Saskatchewan’s finest country music artists,” said Stacey Sandison, Chief Marketing Officer. “This is a wonderful example of the type of exciting programming that maxTV Local on Demand offers to customers.”

“What a great opportunity for those who cannot be in Nipawin in person to have the ability to watch the 25th Annual SCMA Awards Gala LIVE,” said Murray Yung, 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.”

Three-time Juno award winner and seven-time Canadian Country Music Association award winner Charlie Major will host and headline the awards show. Featured performers include Saskatchewan country music artists Codie Prevost, Jess Moskaluke, WYATT, Blake Berglund and Aven Grace.

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

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). 

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 endeavours 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 2014 SCMA Awards & Country Music Festival is Apr. 11-13 at The Evergreen Convention Centre in Nipawin. Visit


For media inquiries please contact:

Tara Tibeau, SaskTel Media Relations Manager



Tera Maguire, SCMA Publicist