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Montréal, April 18, 2011 — Videotron welcomes today Sun News Network, Canada’s latest all-news channel. The network will feature personality-driven reporters, anchors and hosts who deliver the day’s real top stories with an edge.  It will be available on illico TV, illico web and illico mobile.

Canada’s new home for hard news and straight talk
Sun News is poised to shake up the Canadian news media landscape.  Featuring some of Canada’s biggest news personalities, Sun News is positioned to be a real player on day one.  With a mixture of “hard news” by day and “straight talk” by night, the network is best described as ‘traditional all-news meets talk radio’ - with a pacing and excitement factor that makes news interesting to watch. 

As home to some of Canada’s biggest news and talk radio names, such as Charles Adler, Ezra Levant, Theo Caldwell and Brian Lilley, the network is a television outlet for Canadians who get their news from talk radio but who skip over the establishment all-news options.  To complement the “straight talk” team are some of the most seasoned journalists in the country – reporters and anchors including Krista Erickson, Pat Bolland, Alex Pierson and David Akin.

Free for six months
Sun News Network will be previewed for a period of six months free of charge at channel 23 in standard format and channel 623 in high definition on all illico platforms. It will subsequently be available as part of the Custom, Anglo, Extra Anglo and Mega packages*.

Please note that Sun News Network will replace today Sun TV in analogue and digital modes.

Videotron (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 mobile 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 December 31, 2010, Videotron was serving 1,811,600 cable television customers, including 1,219,600 subscribers to its digital service. Videotron is also the Québec leader in high-speed Internet access, with 1,254,400 subscribers to its cable and mobile services as of December 31, 2010. As of the same date, Videotron had 136,100 subscriber connections to its mobile telephone service and was providing cable telephone service to 1,114,300 Québec households and organizations. For the sixth 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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* Some exceptions may apply for Gatineau and Rockland regions.
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