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SaskTel and CURLSASK to offer free live broadcast of SaskTel Tankard and Viterra Scotties Semi-Final and Final Games on SaskTel maxTV™

SaskTel and CURLSASK to offer free live broadcast of SaskTel Tankard and Viterra Scotties 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 5, 2017, as well as the Viterra Scotties semi-final and final on Sunday, January 29, 2017.

“We are pleased to be able to offer this exciting programming exclusive to maxTV in partnership with CURLSASK,” said Ron Styles, SaskTel President and CEO.  “Offering the opportunity for our customers to watch these championship matches LIVE brings the excitement of the game into their homes, making it easier to cheer on our province’s finest curlers in real time.” 

Live coverage of the SaskTel Tankard semi-final draw will begin at 9:30 a.m. on February 5 with the final scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m.  Live coverage of the Viterra Scotties semi-final draw will begin at 12:00 p.m. on January 29 with the final scheduled at 5:00 p.m.  All of the draws will be on channel 49 and channel 349 (HD), and will also be available on maxTV Local on Demand shortly afterwards on channel 48 and channel 348 (HD). 

“CURLSASK continues to explore ways to market and promote our sport at many levels, from the club level to the high performance level. Television coverage of our major events is an integral component to our sports exposure in the province. In addition to the coverage of the SaskTel Tankard, we are very excited that SaskTel has expanded their curling coverage to include the Viterra Scotties Women's Provincials! SaskTel live coverage of the Semi-Final and Final LIVE on maxTV for both events creates valuable exposure for curling in our province.” said Patricia Yeske, CURLSASK President. “Thank you to SaskTel for their continued 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 376 digital TV channels (including over 150 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 approximately 1.4 million customer connections including 617,000 wireless accesses, 389,000 wireline network accesses, 273,000 Internet accesses and 111,000 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 


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

For media inquiries only, please contact: 

Emily McNair, SaskTel Manager of External Communications

Ashley Howard, CURLSASK Executive Director