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New partnership between Vidéotron and Canoe

Montréal, December 21, 2004 – Vidéotron and the Canoe network are pleased to announce that a Vidéotron banner has been permanently displayed on the Canoe homepage since December 15 under a new agreement.

The banner at the top of the page contains the words Internet and Television, and links to the videotron.com site, where visitors can find a wide range of products and services, including new products, promotions, and value-added services such as webcams, WebMail, Video on Demand and online choice of illico digital channels. There is also a direct link for online subscription to Vidéotron services and a link to the Vidéotron High- Speed Zone.

Vidéotron Internet customers can also access their WebMail from the Canoe homepage. WebMail gives subscribers to Vidéotron’s cable Internet service remote access to their e-mail account from anywhere in the world. Those who have not yet activated the service are encouraged to do so for increased user-friendliness.

Vidéotron ltée (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 services. Vidéotron 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. Vidéotron serves 1,450,000 cable television customers in Québec; including over 308,000 illico subscribers. Vidéotron is also the Québec leader in high-speed cable Internet access, with 501,000 subscribers to its cable modem and dial-up services.

Netgraphe Inc., a subsidiary of Quebecor Media Inc., is an integrated company offering e-commerce, information, communication and IT consulting services. Netgraphe owns the CANOE network, which serves over 6.2 million unique visitors per month (source: comScore Media Metrix, All Locations, November 2004) and includes Canoe.ca, Canoe.qc.ca, La Toile du Québec (Toile.com), Money.canoe.ca and Webfin.com, Megagiciel.com, and the TVA television network's sites (tva.canoe.com). Netgraphe also operates a string of e-commerce sites: Jobboom.com (employment), jobboomformation.com (lifelong learning), Autonet.ca (automobiles), Flirt.canoe.ca and ReseauContact.com (dating), ClassifiedExtra.ca and ClasseesExtra.ca (classifieds). Its subsidiary Progisia Informatique offers IT consulting services including e-commerce, outsourcing, integration and secure transaction environments.


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