SaskTel Launches maxTV Stream, Mixes Traditional TV with Advanced New Features

Today SaskTel launched maxTV Stream, a new service that combines traditional television with advanced new features, in Saskatchewan.

The new service, which lets users watch traditional TV and get content from Netflix and YouTube, is loaded with over 110 channels and thousands of hours of Video-on-Demand content. maxTV Stream is trying to raise the bar for entertainment with new 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, CraveTV, and more right from your media box.
  • State-of-the-art equipment – Control your TV like never before with Bluetooth and voice command technology.

In a statement the Minister responsible for SaskTel, Don Morgan, said:

“The launch of maxTV Stream is yet another example of SaskTel’s drive to be an innovator and industry leader. It’s this ambition that has helped SaskTel become the leading communications and entertainment provider in Saskatchewan.”

In a statement, Acting President and CEO of SaskTel Doug Burnett said:

“With its cutting-edge technology and impressive set of features, maxTV Stream will completely transform television and entertainment in Saskatchewan. Plus, by leveraging our expansive broadband network, we’ll be able to deliver maxTV Stream to hundreds of communities, making it more widely available than any other wireline television service in Saskatchewan.”

The service launched today in 11 rural communities and various neighbourhoods in Saskatchewan’s urban centres. SaskTel has plans to expand the service to an additional 350 communities by 2020.

maxTV Stream comes with 55 channels, Video-on-Demand, and all the features listed above for a starting price of $19.95 per month when you bundle it with SaskTel’s Internet service.