True North Sports & Entertainment Limited and MTS today announced the launch of the official Winnipeg Jets mobile app. Powered by MTS, the Official Winnipeg Jets app is free and will be available to users across Apple, BlackBerry, and Android platforms. The app features a variety of content designed to help Jets fans keep up-to-date with their favourite team.
“The Winnipeg Jets are constantly exploring new and innovative ways to stay connected with their fans,” said Jim Ludlow, President & CEO, True North Sports & Entertainment Limited. “We are excited about this opportunity to stay on the leading edge in digital and mobile interactivity with our technology partner, MTS. Less than half the teams in the NHL offer mobile apps, and less than a third make them available across all three platforms. We are proud to remain at the forefront of what fans expect from their sports teams.”
The Jets app provides immediate access to a huge amount of Winnipeg Jets content that fans will have at their fingertips, on eligible devices, from virtually any location. The Jets app will include live scores, player bios, stats, league standings, Jets photos, content from jets.nhl.com, content from Jets TV as well as Facebook, Twitter and fan blog updates.
The free app can be downloaded from Apple’s iTunes Store, and will be available soon at RIM’s App World, and Google’s Android Marketplace.
“Winnipeg Jets fans have a well-deserved reputation for being the most enthusiastic in the NHL, and this app gives them a fantastic new way to stay connected to their team,” said Stan Kurtas, MTS’s Vice-President of Marketing. “MTS is very proud to be involved in this initiative as it adds yet another layer to the strong and fulfilling relationship between MTS and True North. The need for a Jets app was made evident by the overwhelming response the return of the team generated throughout our province. Whether they are looking for live box scores or Coach Noel’s post-game wrap-ups, this app will deliver all the content fans want.”
MTS is the leading full-service communications provider for residential and business customers in Manitoba. The company’s suite of products and services include the latest in wireless technology, high-speed Internet, an award-winning IPTV service, voice services, home security, and an extensive range of business solutions. A technology leader, MTS operates advanced wireless networks delivering the best coverage for Manitobans with its 4G, CDMA and Wi-Fi wireless networks and is investing to build out its extensive fibre-to-the-home network in over 20 Manitoba communities. MTS’s momentum is fuelled by the knowledge, skills and spirit of its 3,000 Manitoba-based employees. With over 100 years of operations, MTS is rooted firmly in the community and is a proud sponsor of the MTS Centre, home to the NHL’s Winnipeg Jets. MTS is wholly owned by Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. which is listed on the TSX (trading symbol: MBT). For information on MTS’s products and services, please visit www.mts.ca.
About True North Sports & Entertainment Limited
True North Sports & Entertainment is a group of limited partnerships that was established in 1999 with the vision of bringing Winnipeg to the forefront of the sports and entertainment industry. The most significant milestones in reaching that vision have been the construction of MTS Centre back in 2004 and the recent return of the National Hockey League to Winnipeg in 2011. The state-of-the-art MTS Centre has hosted a constant succession of world-class performers from the music and entertainment world, as well as all forms of sport from the National Basketball Association to bull riding to world class figure skating and curling. Opening its doors in November of 2004, the facility has remained amongst the world’s top 20 leaders in tickets sold in terms of entertainment and has welcomed over 600,000 fans in the inaugural season the Winnipeg Jets. True North Sports & Entertainment expanded its operations in 2010 with the construction of MTS Iceplex. Spanning operation of these facilities, True North Sports & Entertainment now employs more than 100 full-time staff.
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