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Ten hit US series on Videotron

Montréal, October 15, 2009 – illico Digital TV subscribers won’t be spending their time admiring the changing of the leaves this fall: Videotron is bringing 10 popular American series to their television screens. Under agreements with CBS Studios International, NBC Universal and FOX, Videotron customers can now follow their favourite dramas, in the original English version or in French, on illico on Demand. 

Ten successful series on illico on Demand
Starting today, television viewers can spend those blustery fall days enjoying more than 300 episodes of Medium, Shark, Numbers, the original Beverly Hills 90210, Prison Break and 24. In addition, 180 episodes of the current series House, Heroes, Las Vegas and Monk will be added to the menu as of November.

“Videotron is enhancing its offerings by adding, in the original English version or in French, some of the best television ever produced,” said Suzanne Laverdière, Senior Director, Video on Demand, Videotron. “Videotron continues to expand and diversify its selection of drama programming, which also includes television series from Québec, English Canada and Europe.”

The series are available in standard format at $4.99 for a 7-day rental of 3 episodes. All illico Digital TV subscribers can access illico on Demand on channel 900. The impressive selection of available content includes more than 3,600 paid and free titles every month.

“The ongoing development of our program offerings demonstrates the effort we are making to honour our commitment to deliver the best possible entertainment experience,” said Ms. Laverdière.

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, cable telephony and wireless 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, 2009, Videotron was serving 1,732,621 cable television customers in Québec. Videotron is the Québec leader in high-speed Internet access, with 1,109,900 subscribers to its cable modem service as of June 30, 2009. As of the same date, Videotron had activated 73,483 lines on its wireless telephone service and was providing cable telephone service to 934,837 Québec households and organizations. On August 26, 2009, Videotron's illico Digital TV service passed the million subscriber milestone. For the fourth consecutive year, Videotron has been named Québec’s most respected telecommunications company by Commerce magazine, based on a Léger Marketing survey.


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