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January 28, 2008 07:46 ET

Acces Illimite-A New Day Goes Behind the Scenes With Celine Dion, in Standard or HD Format

An illico on Demand Exclusive The most coveted backstage pass in town

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Jan. 28, 2008) - Subscribers to Videotron's illico Digital TV service will get a unique backstage view of the Celine Dion show that has been a milestone in the history of Las Vegas and of showbiz in general. As of 8 p.m. tonight, the 90-minutes special Acces illimite - A New Day - with some dialogs in English - will be available exclusively on illico on Demand, in standard digital format and high definition (HD).

Acces illimite - A New Day takes viewers behind the scenes and lets them experience the legendary show first-hand, from the time Celine leaves the house for the Colosseum until she returns home late at night, a Quebec first for a real-time concert film.

"Never has any artist given a film crew this type of backstage access," said Stephane Laporte, the director of Acces illimite - A New Day. "We were simply everywhere: in her dressing room, in the wings, under the stage, from where the special effects are orchestrated, and on the platform above the stage, where the acrobats appear. We were even in the small makeshift dressing room near the stage, where Celine does her breakneck costume changes, like a Formula 1 driver making a pit stop. After seeing Celine's show from behind the scenes, you will never watch a concert the same way again. You will be in the know about Celine's magical performance, and how much effort it takes to make it all look so easy."

Celine's concerts presented on TVA available on illico on Demand - free of charge

In addition to Acces illimite - A New Day, which is available for $2.99 for both standard digital format and HD, subscribers to illico Digital TV will be able to watch the three segments of the recently released A New Day DVD free of charge on illico on Demand. The three programs, which were previously aired on TVA, are: the Las Vegas concert, which had a run of 723 sell-out performances and was seen by a total of 3 million people; A New Day - Les Secrets, which tells the inside story of this unforgettable concert; and A New Day - Hommage aux fans, in which Celine fans who have come to Las Vegas from around the world share their excitement.

"A New Day is not only a landmark event in the history of show business but also testifies to the worldwide success of one of our own," said Claude Foisy, Vice President, Brand Management and Content, Videotron. "In this sense, putting these programs on illico on Demand in standard digital and HD formats is very much in keeping with our commitment to always offer our customers the best possible experience in terms of television content, exclusives and entertainment."

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Videotron Ltd. (www.videotron.com), 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, 2007, Videotron was serving 1,638,000 cable television customers in Quebec, including 768,000 illico subscribers. Videotron is the Quebec leader in high-speed Internet access, with 933,000 subscribers to its cable modem service. As of December 31, 2007, Videotron had activated 45,700 phones on its wireless telephone service and was providing cable telephone service to nearly 636,000 Quebec households and organizations.

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