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NBA TV Canada on three platforms for the first time

Montréal, October 15, 2010 — Videotron is pleased to announce that it will be the first service provider in Canada to carry NBA TV Canada on three screens. The specialty channel is available on Videotron’s TV, Web and mobile services.

NBA TV Canada will launch on October 15 with coverage of NBA preseason games. In addition to carrying a of hundred NBA games, the channel will broadcast Euroleague and NBA D-League games, as well as other basketball-related programming. Basketball fans in Quebec will have a channel dedicated to their sport at last.

Videotron Digital TV customers will be able to access NBA TV Canada in standard format on channel 86 and in HD on channel 686. A free preview will be offered for the next three months on illico TV, illico web and illico mobile. Subsequently, NBA TV Canada will be available as part of the Mega, Custom and Sports packages.

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, and Internet access, cable telephone and wireless 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 June 30, 2010, Videotron was serving 1,781,500 cable television customers, including 1,142,000 subscribers to its digital service. Videotron is also the Québec leader in high-speed Internet access, with 1,201,700 subscribers to its cable modem service as of June 30, 2010. As of the same date, Videotron had activated 87,000 handsets on its wireless telephone service and was providing cable telephone service to 1,065,300 Québec households and organizations. For the fifth 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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