Videotron Ltd.

Videotron Ltd.

February 11, 2010 14:57 ET

Free Classic Basic Cable: New for Subscribers to Videotron Digital Service

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Feb. 11, 2010) - Videotron, a trailblazer in flexible customized cable television services, is enhancing its illico Digital TV Custom 15 and Custom 20 packages by offering current and future subscribers to the services free Classic Basic Cable on their other television sets.

"In making Classic Basic Cable available free of charge to current and future Custom 15 and Custom 20 subscribers, Videotron is again showing leadership and commitment to customer satisfaction by continuously improving its cable television services," said Myrianne Collin, Vice President, Marketing, Consumer Sector, at Videotron.

Custom packages

In addition to free Classic Basic Cable for subscribers to the Custom 15 and Custom 20 packages, Videotron offers current and future subscribers to the Custom 30, Telemax or Mega digital packages free access to the Classic Telemax service available in their region. With illico Digital TV, customers can change their channel line-up themselves at any time using their remote or by going to

Custom 15 and Custom 20 subscribers who choose to take up this advantageous offer have to contact Videotron's Customer Service in order to receive a free visit from a technician to make the necessary adjustments to the Classic Basic Cable filter. Adding Classic Basic Cable service to up to four additional jacks will also be free. However, installation of additional jacks will be billed in accordance with Videotron's standard rates.

Videotron Ltd. (, a wholly owned subsidiary of Quebecor Media Inc., is an integrated communications company engaged in cable television, interactive multimedia development, Internet access services, cable telephony and wireless telephone service. Videotron is a leader in new technologies with its illico interactive television system and its broadband network, which supports high-speed cable Internet access, analog and digital cable television, and other services. As of December 31, 2009, Videotron was serving 1,777,000 cable television customers in Quebec, including 1,084,100 subscribers to illico Digital TV. Videotron is the Quebec leader in high-speed Internet access, with 1,170,600 subscribers to its cable modem service as of December 31, 2009. As of the same date, Videotron had activated 82,800 handsets on its wireless telephone service and was providing cable telephone service to 1,014,000 Quebec households and organizations. For the fourth consecutive year, Videotron was named Quebec's most respected telecommunications company by Commerce magazine, based on a Leger Marketing survey.

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