Sun News

Sun News


September 29, 2011 13:00 ET

SaskTel Max to Offer Sun News Network

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Sept. 29, 2011) - SaskTel and Sun News Network today announced that SaskTel will begin offering Sun News as part of SaskTel Max™ Entertainment Services beginning in November. Sun News is tentatively scheduled to be available November 15 within the Knowledge Plus Theme Pack on channel 69. Sun News will initially be available as a free preview to all SaskTel Max customers until January 31, 2012.

"Sun News provides a unique perspective on news and current affairs," said Ron Styles, SaskTel President and CEO. "We're pleased to add a new voice to our large and diverse SaskTel Max channel lineup."

"The addition of SaskTel to the growing list of cable and satellite providers who offer Sun News should be a relief to those who are tired of the status-quo news options," said Luc Lavoie, Head of Development for Sun News. "Sun News is a voice for the west and we're looking forward to having stories that are relevant to the people of Saskatchewan continue to play a major role in our daily coverage."

About SaskTel

Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corporation (SaskTel) is the leading full service communications provider in Saskatchewan, with $1.1 billion in annual revenue and over 1.4 million customer connections including over 568,000 wireless accesses, 528,000 wireline network accesses, 230,000 internet accesses and 85,000 Max™ (TV) subscribers. SaskTel offers a wide range of communications products and services including competitive voice, data, internet, entertainment, national security, 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 4,100 employees. Visit SaskTel at

About Sun News Network

Sun News is Canada's home for hard news and straight talk. With an average minute audience of 11,400 during the Hard News day and 31,200 for Straight Talk in prime time, Sun News is off to a strong start. Sun News is a category two digital channel launched on April 18, 2011. This channel is a joint venture between two Canadian companies: TVA Group Inc. (TSX:TVA.B) and Sun Media Corporation. Both companies are part of Quebecor Media Inc., a subsidiary of Quebecor Inc. (TSX:QBR.A)(TSX:QBR.B), a communications company with operations in North America, Europe and Asia. To find out more, visit

Contact Information