Club illico

Club illico

February 04, 2015 15:33 ET

Complete Season 2 of Mensonges Available Exclusively on Club illico as of Today

MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - Feb. 4, 2015) - Club illico is pleased to announce that fans of quality television programs will be able to watch the entire second season of the Québec series Mensonges on Club illico, starting today.

Top-notch thriller takes Québec by storm

In its first season, the wildly popular series logged 400,000 viewings on Club illico. It also picked up three Gémeaux awards in 2014, including the coveted best dramatic series award.

"Club illico is breaking new ground again by letting its subscribers preview season 2 of an original, high-quality French-language series," said Manon Brouillette, President and CEO of Videotron. "The subscription video on demand service has been a resounding success. More than 180,000 subscribers are now enjoying this new way of watching movies and TV series. Club illico has become a key player on Québec's cultural scene."

Hard not to binge watch

Season 2 of Mensonges begins with the investigation into the murder of Eugène Foucault, a.k.a Monsieur Bonbon, which extends over 10 episodes. Julie Beauchemin (Fanny Mallette), Maxime Moreli (Éric Bruneau), Bob Crépault (Sylvain Marcel) and Marcel Lévesque (Pierre Verville) are back, and Normand D'Amour, in the role of Phil Walker, the new head of the homicide squad, has joined the 50-member cast.

Mensonges is produced by Sophie Deschênes of Sovimage, written by Gilles Desjardins (Musée Éden, Des crimes et des hommes) based on an original idea, and directed by Sylvain Archambault (Le Négociateur, Piché : entre ciel et terre, Les Lavigueur).

"The series has really hit its stride in season 2," Ginette Viens, Vice President, Series, Documentaries and Lifestyle, at QMI Content. "I don't think people will be able to watch just one episode at a time. Each episode makes you want to go on to the next. The smart writing, the acting and the direction in season 2 are all on a par with the best foreign productions."

Entertainment on demand

For two years, Club illico has been the place to go for entertainment, bringing its members unique, diverse content updated on a weekly basis. The preview of season 2 of Mensonges follows up on a number of other firsts on Club illico, including the television series Le Dôme, 24 heures : vivre un autre jour, Les beaux malaises and Lance et compte. The instant success of those shows on Club illico is indicative of the strong appetite for binge watching among Québec television audiences.

About Club illico

Club illico, launched in spring 2013, offers the largest selection of French-language content of any subscription video-on-demand service in Québec for only $9.99 per month. It is available on illico TV new generation (channel 900), on the Web (illico.tv) and on iPad and Android tablets (through the illico app). Club illico provides unlimited access to an impressive catalogue of movies, first-run television series, children's programs, documentaries and concerts from the largest Québec and foreign studios, updated weekly. All Québec and Ontario residents can subscribe, whether or not they are Videotron customers, by calling Videotron Customer Service at 1 888 433-6876. Videotron customers can also subscribe at illico.tv/club or channel 900 on their illico TV new generation set-top box.

For more information on Club illico, visit https://illicoweb.videotron.com/channels/Primeurs-Club-illico.

Videotron (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, 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, 2014, Videotron was serving 1,796,300 cable television customers, including 1,549,000 Digital TV subscribers. Videotron is also the Québec leader in high-speed Internet access, with 1,432,300 subscribers to its cable service as of September 30, 2014. As of the same date, Videotron had 589,400 subscriber connections to its mobile telephone service and was providing cable telephone service to 1,286,200 Québec households and organizations. For the ninth consecutive year, Videotron was ranked as Québec's most respected telecommunications company, based on a Léger survey.

Follow us on the Web - facebook.com/videotron

Follow us on Twitter - twitter.com/videotron

Contact Information

  • Club illico:
    Youann Blouin
    Corporate Communications Advisor
    514 380-7069

    Artist interview requests:
    Helene Faubert
    Les Communications Helene Faubert
    514 728-5170
    hfaubert@videotron.ca