Quebecor Media Inc.

Quebecor Media Inc.

April 18, 2008 10:30 ET

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New website offers a vision for Canadian television in the 21st century

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - April 18, 2008) - The website launched last April 15 suggests answers to these questions and many others. The site advocates lively, high-quality television, surveys the current state of Canadian television, and looks at the possibilities for Canadian television in the 21st century: it can and should be contemporary television that meets Canadians' expectations, showcases our talented artists and production people, and develops in synergy with new technologies.

The site is divided into four fact-filled sections covering television production, distribution, broadcasting and regulation in Canada. It also gives an overview of what is happening in the rest of the world.

Each of the four sections contains three subsections: "Did you know," which provides information on the current state of Canadian television; "The new digital environment," which surveys the opportunities created by digitization; and "Building a new world," which discusses ways to bring Canadian television into sync with the rest of the world and promote the creation and distribution of Canadian content.

The site, sponsored by Quebecor Media, one of Canada's largest media organizations, seeks to draw public attention to the fabulous potential of Canadian television in the 21st century.

Quebecor Inc.

Quebecor Inc. (TSX:QBR.A)(TSX:QBR.B) is a holding company with interests in two companies, Quebecor Media Inc. and Quebecor World Inc. Quebecor holds a 54.7% interest in Quebecor Media, which owns operating companies in numerous media-related businesses: Videotron Ltd., the largest cable operator in Quebec and a major Internet Service Provider and provider of telephone and business telecommunications services; Sun Media Corporation, the largest publisher of newspapers in Canada; Quebecor MediaPages, a publisher of print and online directories; TVA Group Inc., operator of the largest French-language over-the-air television network in Quebec, a number of specialty channels, and the English-language over-the-air station Sun TV; Canoe Inc., operator of a network of English- and French-language Internet properties in Canada; Nurun Inc., a major interactive technologies and communications agency with offices in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia; magazine publisher TVA Publishing Inc.; book publisher and distributor Quebecor Media Book Group Inc.; Archambault Group Inc. and TVA Films, companies engaged in the production, distribution and retailing of cultural products, and Le SuperClub Videotron ltee, a DVD and console game rental and retail chain. Quebecor World is a commercial print media services company with operations in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia.

Contact Information

  • Quebecor Inc.
    Luc Lavoie
    Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs
    Mobile: 514-947-6672