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March 27, 2007 23:59 ET

Cogeco Cable Upgrades its High Definition TV Services in Ontario

MONTREAL, March 27 - Cogeco Cable (TSX:CCA) today announced
the launch of three new High Definition (HD) channels to its Ontario channel

"The outstanding image and sound quality that our HD technology offers
continues to drive more and more customers to subscribe to Cogeco's HD
television service. Cogeco is committed to delivering to its customers the
richest TV experience possible. As Cogeco continues to invest in its state of
the art cable network, it will continue to launch new HD channels as they
become available in the future," declared Mr. Ron Perrotta, Vice President,
Marketing of Cogeco Cable.

In the wide majority of Cogeco Cable systems in Ontario, HD customers
will be offered even more entertainment, information, sports and TV hits with
the exceptional image and sound quality of HD Television available with the
introduction of three new channels:

- Score HD (position 276), a national sports speciality channel with
news, information, highlights and live event programming;
- National Geographic HD (position 271), which gives Canadian television
viewers access to the most spectacular of National Geographic's world-
renowned visual imagery, all in the unparalleled visual and audio
quality of HD;
- Showcase HD (position 272), the home of premium provocative series from
Canada and around the world, such as CSI, CSI: Miami, Weeds, Dead Like
Me, The L Word, Rescue Me and Six Feet Under.

For Ontario customers who already subscribe to the standard definition
version of these new HD channels and who the pay the $5.99 monthly HD Access
Fee, no additional charges will be required to access these three new HD

Customers appreciate the variety, quality and control that Cogeco Cable's
Digital Television Service provides them. The service has been gaining
popularity with more than 80,000 new customers in fiscal 2006.


Cogeco Cable (, a telecommunications company offering a
diverse range of services to its customers in Canada and in Portugal, is the
second largest cable operator in Ontario, Québec and Portugal, in terms of the
number of basic cable service customers served. The Corporation invests in
state-of-the-art broadband network facilities, delivers a wide range of
services over these facilities with great speed and reliability at attractive
prices, and strives to provide both superior customer care and growing
profitability to satisfy its customers' varied electronic communication needs.
Through its two-way broadband cable networks, Cogeco Cable provides its
residential and commercial customers with analog and digital video and audio
services, high speed Internet access as well as telephony services. The
Corporation provides about 1,649,000 revenue-generating units (RGUs) to
approximately 1,439,000 homes passed in its Canadian service territory and
650,000 RGUs to approximately 829,000 homes passed in its Portuguese service
territory. Cogeco Cable's subordinate voting shares are listed on the Toronto
Stock Exchange (CCA).

Contact Information

  • Marie Carrier, Director, Corporate
    Communications, (514) 874-2600