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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 2011-10-06, 10:48 AM Thread Starter
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New MTS Ultimate TV Message Feature

I saw this on the Features section of the MTS TV web site yesterday, but the boxes weren't updated until this morning.
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On-TV Messages

Stay in the know with MTS Ultimate TV On-TV Messages. This innovative application offers access to TV messages with the touch of a button on your remote control.

On-TV Messages includes:
  1. TV service messages (e.g.: upgrades to your TV service)
  2. Entertainment news (e.g.: new features, free stuff, free previews)
  3. Purchase TV add-ons (e.g.: new channels)
When an update is ready, a notification will automatically appear on your TV. To view the message, select "Read" and press "OK".

To read the message later, choose "Close" and press "OK". The message can be accessed later by going to Message Centre > News Log.
The link on the MTS web site doesn't work, but this one will will take you to the support section for that feature.

The new features are in the "Message Centre" section of the Menu.

The default for "Entertainment News" is on, but can be turned off in the "News Options". The is also a "News Log" that will show previous messages that haven't expired.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 2011-10-06, 07:34 PM Thread Starter
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MTS fixed the link on their web site.

I subscribe to the MTS mailing list and I received an email this afternoon announcing the feature.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 2011-10-06, 11:50 PM
 
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Same here. I don't see any usefulness here?
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 2011-10-07, 07:39 AM
 
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Kinda Spammy?
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 2011-10-07, 12:00 PM
 
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Now if MTS were to use it for service announcements (e.g., maintenance on xxx in your area on xxx), trouble reports (Internet in XXX is down, etc.) and troubleshooting progress reports (email should be Internet should be restored ....) it would be useful.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 2011-10-07, 12:48 PM Thread Starter
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Here are a few recent events that you would expect to see in the entertainment news section (which you can turn off if you consider them spam):

Winnipeg Jets documentary free on VOD
TSN Jets channel 168 and HD 480
New channel 416 CBC Winnipeg HD
NHL Centre Ice Free preview October 6 to 23
Movie Central On Demand*is yours to try FREE from September 19 to October 30
Free Previews for Aug. 2011 G4 - Channel 30 - all August.
Setanta Sports - Channel 40 - From August 12 to September 13
September Free Previews:Fight Network - Channel 30, ARTV - Channel 41
October Free Preview: Dusk TV

Service Updates would still show up:
New MTS Ultimate TV Message Feature
New Galaxie Access on channel 60
Ultimate Events Calendar on Channel 88
My Remote - Customize the A, B, and C Buttons
Mediaroom version upgrades

If they send a bunch of VOD spam, then it will be annoying. When Shaw had the message feature, that's all they sent - they never notified you of firmware upgrades.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 2011-10-13, 07:26 PM
 
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The MTS message feature is live to me right now, and there's a setting to turn off Entertainment news.
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