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SaskTel brings the next generation of TV and entertainment to Northern and Indigenous communities with launch of maxTV Stream

SaskTel brings the next generation of TV and entertainment to Northern and Indigenous communities with launch of maxTV Stream

November 27, 2019

Today SaskTel announced that residents and businesses in Fond-du-Lac and La Loche, along with 28 other Northern and Indigenous communities, can now enjoy a more immersive TV and entertainment experience with the launch of maxTV Stream – full list of communities below.

“It has been impressive to say the least to see how quickly SaskTel has successfully expanded their maxTV Stream service across Saskatchewan, including to some of our northermost communities,” said Don Morgan, Minister Responsible for SaskTel. “Today’s announcement illustrates SaskTel’s commitment to connect residents even in the furthest reaches of the province with advanced communication and entertainment services.”

With this latest expansion, SaskTel maxTV Stream now stands as the most widely available wireline-based television and video entertainment service in the province reaching nearly 350 communities. Loaded with over 130 channels and thousands of hours of Video-on-Demand (VOD) content to choose from, maxTV Stream also enables users to seamlessly switch between live TV and built-in over-the-top (OTT) content from Netflix and YouTube.

“From north to south and east to west, SaskTel is committed to bringing exciting and innovative services to customers in every corner of this vast province.” said Doug Burnett, SaskTel President and CEO.

SaskTel maxTV Stream allows subscribers to maximize their viewing experience with innovative features such as:

  • Restart TV – Restart live TV up to 72 hours in the past so you’ll never miss your show again.
  • maxTV App – Watch live TV and VOD programming on your smartphone or tablet, anywhere in Canada.
  • Built-in applications – Easily access Netflix, YouTube, and more right from your media box.
  • State-of-the-art equipment – Control your TV like never before with Bluetooth and voice command technology.

The expansion of maxTV Stream to Northern and Indigenous communities is a direct result of SaskTel’s commitment to invest $321 million of capital in Saskatchewan in 2019/20 and over $1.4 billion through 2018-2023.

To learn more about maxTV Stream, visit www.sasktel.com.

Northern and Indigenous maxTV Stream Communities launched on November 27, 2019

Bear Creek Cumberland House Cree Nation 20 Lac La Ronge Indian Band - Grandmother’s Bay 219 Saint George’s Hill
Birch Narrows Dene Nation - Turnor Lake 193B Denare Beach Lac La Ronge Indian Band - Lac La Ronge 156 Stony Rapids
Black Lake Dillon Lac La Ronge Indian Band - Sucker River 156C Turnor Lake
Brabant Lake Dore Lake Missinipe Wadin Bay
Canoe Narrows English River First Nation - Wapachewunak 192D Patuanak Wahpeton Dakota Nation
Clearwater River Dene Nation Fond-du-Lac Red Earth Cree Nation Waterhen First Nation
Creighton Jans Bay Shoal Lake Cree Nation  
Cumberland House La Loche Sled Lake  
 

About SaskTel

Saskatchewan, with over $1.2 billion in annual revenue and approximately 1.35 million customer connections including 617,000 wireless accesses, 320,000 wireline network accesses, 283,000 internet accesses and 112,000 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 3,700 full-time equivalent employees (FTEs). Visit SaskTel at www.sasktel.com.

For more information, please contact:
Greg Jacobs, SaskTel External Communications Manager
Phone: 306.777.3433
E-mail: greg.jacobs@sasktel.com