DAILY NEWS Feb 4, 2012 7:23 AM - 0 comments

SaskTel Max Goes Live with First Ever Curling Coverage

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It's the first such live coverage in the province since 2008, and it's the first live curling event ever broadcast by SaskTel Max.

SaskTel and the Saskatchewan Curling Association are offering Max customers a free live broadcast of the SaskTel Men's Tankard Semi-final and Final, on Sunday, February 5.

Both draws will be broadcast on channel 119, and will also be available on Max Local on Demand beginning February 6 on channel 48.

"We're thrilled to offer SaskTel Max customers the opportunity to watch Saskatchewan's top men's curlers compete for the SaskTel Tankard provincial championship live as a free Max broadcast," said Stacey Sandison, Chief Marketing Officer. "We would like to thank the Saskatchewan Curling Association for working with us to make this live broadcast possible."

"We are very pleased that SaskTel has agreed to broadcast the SaskTel Tankard LIVE," said Mike McClelland, SCA President. "The SaskTel Tankard brings the top Saskatchewan male curlers and curling fans together every year, and now thanks to SaskTel, fans can catch all the excitement LIVE in their own homes. It is great exposure for the sport of curling in our province."

Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corporation (SaskTel) cites some 85,000 Max (TV) subscribers among its more than. 1.4 million Internet, telephony and TV customers.

 The Saskatchewan Curling Association (SCA) has 155 affiliated curling clubs and over 24,000 individual curlers.

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