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January 14, 2014 11:33 ET

FIS Snowboarding World Championships: Fans of Extreme Sports Get Front-Row Seats, Courtesy of Videotron

MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - Jan. 14, 2014) - Videotron is pleased to be associated with the FIS Snowboarding World Championships for the second year in a row. Videotron will be a presenting partner of the Snowboard Jamboree and presenter of the popular Big Air event. The snowboarding championships will be held in Québec City and Stoneham from January 16 to 19, 2014.

Videotron Mobile will offer snowboarding fans front-row seats throughout the competition. Its heated grandstand will be strategically located to afford the best view of the acrobatics in the Big Air event, to be held on Friday, January 17 in downtown Québec City. It will be THE place to be to see the exploits of your favourite snowboarders and enjoy Videotron Wi-Fi access at the same time.

More perks

Snow sport aficionados will then head to Stoneham, where the Videotron Mobile team has applied its ingenuity to serve up the best possible experience. Snowboarders will be able to get the royal treatment for their equipment, free of charge, at the Videotron Mobile lounge, located right at the foot of the slopes. Combining comfort and practicality, the lounge's amenities will also include free Wi-Fi and a fireplace.

Competition 2.0

To help snowboarding fans get the most out of the jamboree, Videotron has also developed a mobile app that lets the public vote for their favourite snowboarders during each event. In each elite race, all voters will be entered in a draw for an instant prize of two ski tickets.

Spectators can enter via Videotron's Snowboard Jamboree app or through one of the Videotron reps who will be on hand around the heated grandstand.

About Snowboard Jamboree

In 2013, Snowboard Jamboree hosted for the very first time the 10th Mazda FIS Snowboarding World Championships, presented by Videotron Mobile. Back for a stop on the World Cup circuit for the 15th edition, the snowboard festival, which is in its 9th edition, will return to Stoneham Mountain Resort and downtown Québec City from January 16 to 19, 2014. In 2013, the Snowboard Jamboree drew more than 50,000 spectators.

Videotron (www.videotron.com), a wholly owned subsidiary of Quebecor Media Inc., is an integrated communications company engaged in cable television, interactive multimedia development, and 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, 2013, Videotron was serving 1,830,400 cable television customers, including 1,517,600 subscribers to Digital TV. Videotron is also the Québec leader in high-speed Internet access, with 1,408,200 subscribers to its cable service as of September 30, 2013. As of the same date, Videotron had 478,000 subscriber connections to its mobile telephone service and was providing cable telephone service to 1,281,200 Québec households and organizations. For the eighth consecutive year, Videotron was ranked as Québec's most respected telecommunications company by Les Affaires magazine, based on a Léger Marketing survey.

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Contact Information

  • Youann Blouin
    Specialist, Media and Analysts
    Corporate Communications
    514 380-7069
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