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Vidéotron will broadcast Super-Skills Competition and all-star game in High Definition television

Montréal, February 5, 2004 - Vidéotron will carry the CBC/HD broadcasts of the NHL All- Star Super-Skills Competition at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 7, and of the NHL All- Star Game at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 8, on channel 606 in High Definition Television (HDTV).

Vidéotron is able to bring its subscribers the sport events in HDTV because of its unique hybrid fibre-optic/coaxial cable two-way broadband network and its HD illico digital platform.

To access the HDTV feed of the broadcasts, Vidéotron subscribers need an HDTV television set and an HDTV illico set-top box.

Vidéotron subscribers in the greater Montréal area will be able to tune in the HDTV broadcast of the Super-Skills Competition and the All-Star Game on channel 606 of Vidéotron’s digital cable service.

Vidéotron Ltée, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Quebecor Média inc., is an integrated communications company active in cable television, interactive multimedia development and Internet access services. Vidéotron Ltée is a leader in new technologies, thanks to illico, its interactive television system and its high-bandwidth network allowing it to offer, among other services, high-speed cable Internet access, analog and digital TV services. In Quebec, Vidéotron serves 1,433,000 million cable customers; more than 240,000 also subscribe to interactive TV on its digital service illico. Vidéotron is also the leader in high-speed cable Internet access throughout Quebec, with more than 435,000 Internet customers by cable modem and dial-up modem. 


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