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October 23, 2006 11:15 ET

Videotron at the ARCADIA Festival: Visitors to Videotron Exhibit Will Experience the Fun of Gaming

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 23, 2006) - Videotron is proud to be the official presenter of the 2nd edition of the ARCADIA Festival, Canada's first video gaming festival, to be held at the Uniprix Stadium on November 10, 11 and 12, 2006. Since its inception, the ARCADIA Festival has been recognized as one of Canada's premier gaming events, drawing hi-tech buffs of all ages from the four corners of the gaming universe to Montreal.

"Videotron believes in this event, where so many creative people, companies and individuals from all backgrounds come together," said Manon Brouillette, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Content and Product Development, Consumer Division, Videotron. "The ARCADIA Festival is a fun opportunity for visitors to experience the Infinite Power of Cable for themselves. Videotron is pleased to be part of this celebration of the fusion of games and technology."

Videotron front and centre

Videotron is committed to publicizing the potential of electronic games and promoting the exciting gaming experience, which is attracting growing numbers of young and not-so-young fans. Videotron's 1,500 square-foot display at the ARCADIA Festival will give visitors a hands-on taste of the fun of gaming. It is divided into three zones where festivalgoers will be able to try out three different Videotron gaming platforms: wireless Zone, high-speed Internet Zone and illico digital games Zone.

Wireless Zone

Visitors to the Wireless Zone will be able to play a variety of games and take part in the Wireless Contest, waging battle for prizes such as Videotron wireless phones and downloadable games. Exclusive content for mobiles including videos, ringtones, wallpaper and more will also be on display on a dozen wireless phones.

High-Speed Zone

The Videotron High-Speed Zone will feature more than 20 monitors on which visitors will be able to play exciting games supported by Videotron's fast, stable, high-performance network, including Okiddoo educational games developed by Canoe. The High-Speed Zone will also offer a wealth of information from sites such as canoe.qc.ca, zonehautevitesse.com, festivalarcadia.com, wirelesszone.videotron.com and of course videotron.com on two screens. As well, computer terminals will be available to visitors for emailing.

Illico Digital Games Zone

The illico Digital Games Zone will be a more laid-back space. Two screens, two Videotron Personal Video Recorders and two stuffed armchairs will invite visitors into the relaxing and enjoyable world of gaming and television entertainment, courtesy of Videotron's high-tech expertise.

Videotron sponsors the ARCADIA Festival and supports gaming through its state-of-the-art technology, and also encourages festivalgoers to make sure that gaming always rimes with entertainment and fun.

Videotron Ltd. (www.videotron.com), a wholly owned subsidiary of Quebecor Media Inc., is an integrated communications company engaged in cable television, interactive multimedia development, Internet access services and residential telephone service. Videotron is a leader in new technologies with its illico interactive television system and its broadband network, which supports high-speed cable Internet access, analog and digital cable television, and other services. As of June 30, 2006, Videotron was serving 1,521,000 cable television customers in Quebec; including 545,000 illico subscribers. Videotron is also the Quebec leader in high-speed Internet access, with 726,000 subscribers to its cable modem and dial-up services. In addition, Videotron provides residential and business telephone services to more than 283,000 customers in Quebec and has been offering wireless telephone service since August 2006.

Contact Information

  • Videotron Ltd.
    Isabelle Dessureault, Vice President
    Corporate Affairs and Canal Vox
    514-380-7501
    (Mobile) 514-295-0304