MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwire - Nov. 20, 2012) - Videotron announces the signing of a two-year partnership agreement with Operation Red Nose of Montreal. The agreement is in keeping with Videotron's commitment to corporate social responsibility. As a company that takes pride in its responsiveness to its customers, Videotron is pleased to support an organization created by Quebecers for Quebecers.
"We are very proud of our association with Operation Red Nose of Montreal," said Robert Dépatie, President and Chief Executive Officer of Videotron. "This partnership acts on our commitment to the Montréal community and supports an eminently worthwhile organization."
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As part of the agreement, the Operation Red Nose headquarter will be rebaptized the Centrale Vidéotron de l'Opération Nez rouge de Montréal. Québec's telecommunications and entertainment leader will also provide Operation Red Nose with mobile telephones to facilitate communications among its people during the 2012 campaign. From November 30 to December 31, Videotron customers will be able to access Red Nose's drive-home services directly by dialling *NEZ (*639) from their mobile phone.
Operation Red Nose is a non-profit organization founded in Québec City in 1984. Its mission is to encourage responsible behavior (in a non-judgmental manner) with regard to impaired driving by enabling communities to provide a free and confidential chauffeur service to their members, the financial benefits of which are redistributed to local organizations dedicated to youth.
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 interactive Digital TV service and its broadband network, which supports high-speed cable Internet access, analog and digital cable television, and other services. As of September 30, 2012, Videotron was serving 1,852,900 cable television customers, including 1,457,800 subscribers to its digital service. Videotron is also the Québec leader in high-speed Internet access, with 1,369,600 subscribers to its cable service as of September 30, 2012. As of the same date, Videotron had 378,300 subscriber connections to its mobile telephone service and was providing cable telephone service to 1,249,700 Québec households and organizations. For the seventh consecutive year, Videotron was named Québec's most respected telecommunications company by Les Affaires magazine, based on a Léger Marketing survey.
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