MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - Jan. 15, 2014) - Following the 71st edition of the prestigious Golden Globe Awards, illico is bringing all the magic of cinema back to Québec living rooms. Videotron customers will be able to watch again many of the movies and TV shows honoured by Hollywood on Sunday, including the excellent series Breaking Bad, which picked up the Golden Globe for best drama series, and the critically acclaimed comedy series Girls.
Québec entertainment leader Videotron had its finger on the pulse of the industry and had already served up the cream of this year's crop of American films and TV shows on illico TV (channel 900), on the Web (illico.tv), on iPad and Android tablets (illico.tv app), on illico mobile and on a number of specialty channels prior to the Golden Globes. To offer consumers the best possible entertainment experience, Videotron is planning to broadcast many of the award-winning movies in the coming weeks, including Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine, the thriller Gravity, and the latest film from Québec director Jean-Marc Vallée, Dallas Buyers Club, starring Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto, which is also in the running for the Oscars.
Videotron (www.videotron.com), a wholly owned subsidiary of Quebecor Media Inc., is an integrated communications company engaged in cable television, interactive multimedia development, and Internet access, cable telephone and mobile telephone services. Videotron is a leader in new technologies with its illico interactive television service and its broadband network, which supports high-speed cable Internet access, analog and digital cable television, and other services. As of September 30, 2013, Videotron was serving 1,830,400 cable television customers, including 1,517,600 subscribers to Digital TV. Videotron is also the Québec leader in high-speed Internet access, with 1,408,200 subscribers to its cable service as of September 30, 2013. As of the same date, Videotron had 478,000 subscriber connections to its mobile telephone service and was providing cable telephone service to 1,281,200 Québec households and organizations. For the eighth consecutive year, Videotron was ranked as Québec's most respected telecommunications company by Les Affaires magazine, based on a Léger Marketing survey.
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