Videotron announces partnership with Comcast to launch innovative IPTV solution

August 29, 2017 - Press Release

Montréal, August 29, 2017 – Videotron today announced an agreement with multinational media and technology company, Comcast. The strategic partnership is aimed at developing and delivering an IPTV service based on Comcast's award-winning XFINITY X1 platform that will support a peerless customer experience for Videotron customers.

“We are very pleased with our decision to choose this state-of-the-art platform,” said Manon Brouillette, President and CEO of Videotron. “Combined with the power of Videotron's network and its rich array of content, it will enable us to continue offering our customers the best possible experience and will strengthen our technology leadership.”

“XFINITY X1 continues to be a game-changer, allowing millions of people to search and navigate live TV, on demand movies and shows, web video, apps and more in a simple, fast and intuitive way,” said Tony Werner, President of Technology and Product for Comcast Cable. “The platform has changed the experience of watching video and our partnership with Videotron will extend X1's reach to even more users.”

The announcement follows through on Videotron's commitment to meeting consumers' needs with top-grade products and features, reinforcing its number one position in customer satisfaction on the market.

About Videotron

Videotron, a wholly owned subsidiary of Quebecor Media Inc., is an integrated communications company engaged in cable television, interactive multimedia development, Internet access, cable telephone and mobile telephone services. Videotron is a leader in new technologies with its illico interactive television service and its broadband network, which supports high-speed cable Internet access, analog and digital cable television, and other services. As of June 30, 2017, Videotron was serving 1,656,700 cable television customers, including 1,596,800 Digital TV subscribers. The Club illico over-the-top video service had 337,600 members. Videotron is also the Québec leader in high-speed Internet access, with 1,627,200 subscribers to its cable service as of June 30, 2017. As of the same date, Videotron had 953,300 subscriber connections to its mobile telephone service and was providing cable telephone service to 1,220,900 Québec households and organizations. For the twelfth consecutive year, Videotron ranked as Québec's most respected telecommunications company in the annual Léger survey.  

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About Comcast

Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal.  Comcast Cable is one of the nation's largest video, high-speed internet, and phone providers to residential customers under the XFINITY brand, and also provides these services to businesses.  It also provides wireless and security and automation services to residential customers under the XFINITY brand.  NBCUniversal operates news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts.

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