SaskTel brings next gen TV and entertainment to Northern and Indigenous communities

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SaskTel has 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 Indigneous 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.