Videotron Ltd.
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Videotron Ltd.

January 23, 2012 15:07 ET

Videotron Adds Four New HD Channels

MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwire - Jan. 23, 2012) - In response to customer demand, Videotron is expanding its high definition (HD) channel line-up as of today with the introduction of the French-language channel RDS INFO and the popular English-language channels Bravo!, Discovery Channel and SPACE. Videotron is offering customers a free preview of the new HD channels until February 29, 2012.

The four new channels are a major addition to Videotron's HD offerings. RDS INFO, formerly RIS, will give sports fans a non-stop fill of sports news in HD (available at channel 699 on the dial). The Canadian entertainment channel Bravo! (669), which carries high-quality drama and popular television series, will offer a whole new HD experience. Inspiring, adrenaline-packed and entertaining, Discovery Channel's (664) programming reveals the world in all it's wonder, diversity and amazement. And genre fans will see SPACE (670) like they've never seen it before.

Subscribers to Videotron's HD service will get a free preview of the new HD channels until February 29, after which they will be available as part of the Custom, Anglo, Telemax, Telemax+ and Mega packages, or à la carte. For more information, visit videotron.com

* The new HD channels are available throughout Videotron's service area, with the exception, for now, of the La Malbaie area.

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, 2011, Videotron was serving 1,844,200 cable television customers, including 1,348,100 subscribers to its digital service. Videotron is also the Québec leader in high-speed Internet access, with 1,306,400 subscribers to its cable service as of September 30, 2011. As of the same date, Videotron had 258,100 subscriber connections to its mobile telephone service and was providing cable telephone service to 1,179,400 Québec households and organizations. For the sixth 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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