Cogeco Câble inc.

December 15, 2006 23:59 ET

More High Definition channels added to Cogeco Cable's Digital Television service

MONTREAL, Dec. 15 - Cogeco Cable (TSX:CCA) announced the
launch of two new High Definition (HD) channels. A&E HD and HDNet are now
offered to the majority of Cogeco Cable Digital Cable customers in the areas
served in Ontario.

"Cogeco Cable is committed to providing their customers with the best
possible HD offering. By adding two new HD channels to our Digital Television
line-up, we allow our customers to discover the outstanding quality this
technology offers. As we continue to invest in our state-of-the-art cable
network, we will continue to launch new HD channels as they become available,"
declared Mr. Ron Perrotta, Vice President, Marketing of Cogeco Cable.

A&E HD (channel 273) will be available for free to the majority of Cogeco
Digital Cable subscribers who are paying the HD Access Fee of $5.99 per month.
A&E HD's high definition programming includes new original shows like "King of
Cars", as well as fresh episodes of returning series "Cold Case Files", "The
First 48", "Driving Force", "Inked", "Dallas SWAT" and in 2007, "The

HDNet (channel 274) is available to the majority of Cogeco HD Television
subscribers through the new HD Premium Pack that also includes Discovery HD.
Offered for free for the first two months, the HD Premium Pack is available at
$6.00 per month, in addition to the HD Access Fee. HDNet is a premium channel
offering 100% HD content including more original music, sports, news and
entertainment programming than any other HD network. Enjoy original news
programming like "Dan Rather Reports", "HDNet World Report" and the "HDNet
Concert Series" featuring performances from artists like Sheryl Crow and
Jessica Simpson.

"Our Digital Cable service has been gaining popularity with more than
80,000 new subscribers in fiscal 2006, which confirms that customers
appreciate the variety, quality and control that Cogeco Cable's Digital
Television service provides them," Mr. Perrotta concluded.


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 1,556,000 revenue-generating units (RGUs) to
approximately 1,477,000 homes passed in its Canadian service territory and
629,000 RGUs to approximately 826,000 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