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EastLink Carries 3D NHL Hockey Games

EastLink announced that it will carry the 3D broadcasts of the 2011 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic (Jan. 1st) and 2011 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic (Feb. 20th) hockey games.

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Unedited press release follows:

EastLink Demonstrates HD and 3D Video Leadership

HALIFAX, Dec. 23 – EastLink 3D viewers will score the ultimate hat trick in the new year. Not only will they be able to enjoy Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin face off against one another but they can see it in awe-inspiring 3D and at no charge over EastLink’s 3D ready network.

“We want our customers to know we are 3D ready,” said Deborah Shaffner, President EastLink.

“I am proud to say that our fibre-based network not only delivers amazing HD but also awe-inspiring ‘True 3D’ capability. We are pleased to partner with CBC Hockey Night in Canada to share the ultimate 3D hockey experience with our viewers and we will continue to partner with leading content providers to bring the latest in HD and 3D programming to our customers.”

NHL Game 1 – Outdoor event: Pittsburgh at Washington (Crosby versus Ovechkin)
Date:     January 1, 2011 at 1:00 pm Eastern Standard Time
Channel:     600 (595 in Timmins, Ontario)

CBC Hockey Night in Canada Game 2 – Outdoor event:  The 2011 Tim Horton’s NHL Heritage Classic: Montreal at Calgary
Date:     Sunday Feb 20, 2011 at 6:00 pm Eastern Standard Time
Channel:     600 (595 in Timmins, Ontario)

More about Amazing HD video and Awe-inspiring ‘True 3D’ programming:

* Full 1080 HD and Dolby Cinematic Surround Sound

* EastLink currently offers over 75 HD channels, and we’re adding more HD content on a regular basis

* Most recently, EastLink, in partnership with Discovery World, recently demonstrated True 3D with the premiere of Discovery World’s “The Last Day of the Dinosaurs”

To enjoy the True 3D experience viewers will need:

* 3D Television and appropriate 3D glasses

* EastLink Advanced “3D Ready” HD Receiver

EastLink viewers can, of course, view both games in Standard and High Definition on CBC. Visit for more details.

About EastLink
At EastLink, creativity, ingenuity and innovation are the driving forces behind our great products and services. With more than 1,500 employees, EastLink provides a range of communications, entertainment, television and advertising services to residential, business and public sector customers in Atlantic Canada, Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, Manitoba and British Columbia.

EastLink has the distinction of being the first cable company in Canada to enter the telephone market, and the first communications and entertainment company in North America to combine cable, Internet and telephone service in a communications and entertainment bundle. EastLink is one of the fastest internet providers in North America.

EastLink has been recognized as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies for the past four years, and its parent company, the Bragg Group, was named Canada’s Family Enterprise of the Year for 2009. For more information on EastLink, please visit