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VIDEO B-ROLL VIA SATELLITE - NBTel leading the way in North America with Aliant's new interactive information and entertainment television service


    
    SAINT JOHN, NB, Jan. 24 /CNW/ - The following B-Roll is available at the
listed times and co-ordinates.

         DATE OF FEED:     Monday, January 24, 2000

         TIME OF FEED:     10:00 - 10:30  (ET)

         CO-ORDINATES:     ANIK E1, C-Band, Transponder 6B, Audio 6.2 & 6.8

    STORY SUMMARY: Aliant today announced the upcoming launch of NBTel's
interactive television service, which is leading the way in Canada as the
first-ever interactive television service to be commercially delivered by a
telecommunications company. Gerry Pond, Executive Vice-President of Aliant and
President of Aliant IT and Emerging Business, explained that this breakthrough
is a result of employee ingenuity, valuable customer feedback and a close
partnership with iMagicTV, a software company headquartered in Saint John, of
which Aliant is the major shareholder.

    STATIONS, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL: Robyn Tingley, Manager,
Corporate Public Affairs, (506) 694-6445, 1 800 267-2057; Jean Breau, Manager,
Corporate Public Affairs, (506) 658-7803, (506) 333-3079, 1 800 267-2057. For
technical details prior to feed, call Joel Rosenblum at CNW Broadcast, (416)
863-2096. During the feed call Dome Productions at (416) 341-2001.

    As with all CNW Broadcast feeds, this release is offered for your free
and unrestricted news use. Comments regarding content and quality are welcome.

    THANK YOU. CNW BROADCAST.



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