"Saskatchewan residents have been asking for Max since the service launched in 2002," said Bill Boyd, Minister Responsible for SaskTel. "More SaskTel customers now have the option to choose this innovative entertainment service from the province's leading communications provider."
"We're very excited to deliver SaskTel Max to more communities across the province," said Ron Styles, SaskTel President and CEO. "New Max customers can expect a wide variety of entertainment choices, competitive bundle pricing and continuous improvements to the service such as the new Max platform."
SaskTel Max offers digital TV and sound plus High Speed Internet and e-mail. With Max service customers have access to more than 190 digital TV channels, 47 high definition channels, video on demand, commercial-free music channels, digital TV recorder, DVD quality picture and sound, unique local content and more.
The expansion of Max to Melfort follows the recent expansion to Lloydminster, Martensville, Melville and Warman. As previously announced, Humboldt will also receive Max this fall. SaskTel will also expand Max to eight more communities in 2011: Canora, Esterhazy, Kamsack, Kindersley, Meadow Lake, Nipawin, Rosetown and Tisdale.
Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corporation (SaskTel.com) is the leading full service communications provider in Saskatchewan, with $1.15 billion in annual revenue and more than 1.4 million customer connections including more than 550,000 wireless accesses, 543,000 wireline network accesses, 225,000 Internet accesses and 77,000 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. In 2009, SaskTel contributed more than $651 million to the Saskatchewan economy through dollars spent with Saskatchewan-based suppliers and sponsorships to non-profit organizations. SaskTel and its wholly-owned subsidiaries have a workforce of approximately 4,800 employees.