(February 3, 2005 - Saskatchewan) – SaskTel today announced it has entered into a two-year Video-on-Demand (VOD) distribution agreement with Warner Bros. International Television Distribution, which will provide current movies such as "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban," "Troy" and "Catwoman" for viewing on SaskTel’s Max Front Row™ Video-on-Demand service. "We are pleased to provide SaskTel’s customers access to all our new films," said Jeffrey Schlesinger, President, Warner Bros. International Television. “It is our hope that the addition of our latest releases will greatly enhance their service offering.” “We are delighted to be the first VOD service provider in Canada to have secured Warner Bros. as a supplier,” said Robert Watson, SaskTel President and CEO. “This agreement with Warner Bros. provides SaskTel Max Front Row customers with the most comprehensive video-on-demand library of released movies in Canada.” With Max Front Row viewers do not have to watch movies at pre-designated times, unlike traditional pay-per-view services. Customers can also enjoy all the benefits of renting a movie without ever leaving their homes. Movies are accessed through a set-top box and a customer’s television for 24 hours and can be viewed as often as desired during that period. In addition, customers have VCR-like control over the movies, including the ability to fast forward, rewind, pause or stop. About SaskTel SaskTel employs over 3,800 people in over 50 Saskatchewan communities and is the leading full service communications company in Saskatchewan. It offers complete wireline, wireless, internet and e-business solutions over a state-of-the-art, digital network. SaskTel maintains investments in companies that provide a variety of products and services, and partners with more than 140 Saskatchewan businesses. In 2004, SaskTel donated $2.2 million to more than 1,600 not-for-profit organizations, and spent more than $271 million on materials and services from over 3,900 Saskatchewan suppliers. Visit SaskTel at www.sasktel.com. About Warner Bros. Warner Bros. International Television Distribution is one of the world's largest distributors of feature films, television programs and animation to the international television marketplace (broadcast, pay cable, basic cable, satellite, pay-per-view, video-on-demand, digital platforms, etc.). It licenses some 45,000 hours of programming (including more than 6,000 features and 50 current series), dubbed or subtitled in more than 40 languages, to telecasters and cablecasters in more than 175 countries.
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