Calgary, AB– The Calgary Flames and TELUS are proud to announce a new multi-year, multi-million dollar agreement. The continuing partnership between the Flames and TELUS means TELUS enjoys a premier position as the Flames’ exclusive sponsor in the telecommunications category.
“TELUS has been one of our most valued supporters for more than 15 years and we are thrilled to make the continuation of that partnership official,” said Flames VP Marketing Jim Bagshaw. “In the revolutionary world of telecommunications, the Calgary Flames are extremely excited to have TELUS as a partner and collaborator as we work together on future opportunities.”
A highlight of the relationship this season is TELUS securing the title sponsorship position for Flames broadcasts on Sportsnet West. Sportsnet West is expected to televise 40 plus Flames games in the 2010-11 season.
“TELUS is pleased to build upon our strong partnership with the Calgary Flames organization,” said Darren Entwistle, TELUS President and CEO. “For every home game in the Pengrowth Saddledome, Flames fans will know TELUS is there supporting the future success of the hockey club. We will also continue to enhance the Flames fan experience, bringing them even closer to the action, through our innovations in TELUS TV, high speed Internet and wireless technology.”
Entwistle added, “We are equally proud of our partnership with the Calgary Flames because our values are aligned – from the appointment of Ken King to the TELUS Calgary Community Board to our continued support of professional, amateur and grassroots sport. As committed members of the community, TELUS and the Calgary Flames give where we live.”
The TELUS partnership with Calgary Flames includes a number of exciting events throughout the season designed to bring fans of all ages attending games and watching at home on TELUS TV closer to the action.
Calgarians can continue to watch the Flames action on TELUS TV and TELUS Satellite TV. TELUS TV starts at as little as $23 a month when bundled with other great TELUS services. With TELUS TV, you can watch hockey action from local broadcasters and the sports networks. Flames Pay Per View in HD will also be back on TELUS TV.
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $9.6 billion of annual revenue and 12 million customer connections including 6.5 million wireless subscribers, 4 million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers and 170,000 TELUS TV customers. Led since 2000 by President and CEO, Darren Entwistle, TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services including data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, entertainment and video.
In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed $158 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered more than 3 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Nine TELUS Community Boards across Canada lead TELUS’ local philanthropic initiatives. TELUS was honoured to be named the most outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company ever to receive this prestigious international recognition.
For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.