Quebecor Inc.

Quebecor Inc.

August 05, 2008 11:00 ET

Quebecor Becomes Main Sponsor of 32nd World Film Festival

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Aug. 5, 2008) - Quebecor (TSX:QBR.A)(TSX:QBR.B) has announced that it is supporting the 32nd edition of the World Film Festival (WFF), which will be held from August 21 to September 1, 2008. The WFF is an international event that celebrates movies from every continent and promotes quality cinema. Its eclectic programming draws throngs of movie buffs year after year.

Quebecor will provide two-pronged support for the WFF: a monetary contribution and a promotional campaign in its subsidiaries' print and electronic media outlets.

"Quebecor has always been committed to promoting culture in all its forms," said Pierre Karl Peladeau, President and CEO of Quebecor. "Our sponsorship of the WFF helps make international cinema more accessible to Montreal film lovers. It is a way to foster cultural diversity and open a window on the world. It is also a way to celebrate movies and the talented people who make them."

This is not Quebecor's first initiative in support of film and its dissemination. Quebecor is also steering the Elephant project, which will digitize all the feature films made in Quebec to date. Under the Elephant project, the Company is spending $2.5 million to preserve, promote and provide access to Quebec's film heritage.

The Company

Quebecor Inc. (TSX:QBR.A)(TSX:QBR.B) is a holding company with a 54.7% interest in Quebecor Media, one of Canada's largest media groups. Quebecor Media owns operating companies in numerous media-related businesses: Videotron Ltd., the largest cable operator in Quebec and a major Internet Service Provider and provider of telephone and business telecommunications services; Sun Media Corporation, the largest publisher of newspapers in Canada; TVA Group Inc., operator of the largest French-language over-the-air television network in Quebec, a number of specialty channels, and the English-language over-the-air station Sun TV; Canoe Inc., operator of a network of English- and French-language Internet properties in Canada; Nurun Inc., a major interactive technologies and communications agency with offices in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia; magazine publisher TVA Publishing Inc.; book publisher and distributor Quebecor Media Book Group Inc.; Archambault Group Inc. and TVA Films, companies engaged in the production, distribution and retailing of cultural products; Le SuperClub Videotron ltee, a DVD and console game rental and retail chain; and Quebecor MediaPages, publisher of print and online directories.

Contact Information

  • Quebecor Inc.
    Luc Lavoie
    Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs
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