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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 31, 2011

Eastlink’s exclusive live local sports coverage kicks off new season this weekend Excitement of AUS Football and the QMJHL only on Eastlink TV

Halifax, NS – The Maritimes #1 sports channel, Eastlink TV, kicks off another exciting sports season this weekend.

“We are proud to deliver the best local sports programming available,” said Deborah Shaffner, President and COO Eastlink.

“Sports fans have high expectations.  Our Eastlink customers get exclusive access to the best regional sports matchups in University Sports, Quebec Major Junior Hockey, Rainmen Basketball and Eastlink Premiership Monday night soccer.

Atlantic University Sports starts this Saturday, September 3rd at 2pm  with a football matchup between local rivals the Saint Mary’s Huskies and the Acadia Axemen at Huskies Stadium.

The puck drops on another highly anticipated season of Quebec Major Junior Hockey (QMJHL) with Friday Night Hockey, beginning Friday, September 9th at 7pm with what promises to be an exciting game between the Halifax Mooseheads and the PEI Rocket.

Check out the full 2011-2012 AUS Saturdays and QMJHL Friday Night Hockey schedules: http://Eastlink.ca/EastlinkTV/EastlinkSports/SportsSchedule.aspx

“Atlantic University Sport is proud to be included in the Eastlink TV broadcast mix once again,” said Phil Currie, Executive Director, Atlantic University Sport.

“Eastlink TV’s commitment to high quality production and broadcast excellence provides an exceptional platform for the conference to present its sport offerings.”

Eastlink offers our passionate sports fans more diverse content including:

·         baseball, golf, football and hockey among other sports on all the major Canadian and American Networks;

·         more sports coverage on specialty channels like Big Ten Network, ESPN Classics, Fox Sports World, Golf Channel, Golf TV, Nascar, NBA League Pass, NFL Network, NFL Sunday Ticket, NHL Centre Ice, NHL Network, MLB Extra Innings, OHL Action Pack, Outdoor Life, Raptors NBA TV, RDS, Rogers Sportsnet, Rogers Sportsnet ONE, Setanta Sports Canada, The Speed Channel, The Score, TSN, US College Football & Basketball; and

·         pay-per-view events like wrestling, boxing, ultimate fighting and more.

“We are proud to bring our sports fans more Local Sports on Eastlink TV, HD Sports coverage, OnDemand Sports, and specialty sports channels. And we’re not stopping there,” said Ms. Shaffner.

For more information on Eastlink TV and Eastlink’s sports programming and packages, and other industry-leading Eastlink products and services, visit www.Eastlink.ca

 

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About Eastlink
Headquartered in Nova Scotia with more than 1,600 employees from coast to coast, Eastlink delivers world-class video entertainment, internet and telephone services to residential, business and public-sector customers across Canada.

Using its state-of-the-art fibre network, Eastlink offers advanced services including the best OnDemand and HD programming, High Speed Internet including our Internet 100 Mbps, competitive local telephone services, and exclusive locally produced programming via Eastlink TV.

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