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Press release from Marketwire

Spike TV Gives Viewers the Unexpected, Now in HD

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Spike TV Gives Viewers the Unexpected, Now in HD15:03 EDT Tuesday, May 01, 2012MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwire - May 1, 2012) - In response to popular demand, Videotron is pleased to announce the long-awaited arrival of the English-language channel Spike TV in high definition (HD). Spike TV gives viewers the unexpected: bold and original content that is designed for men but appeals to women too.On channel 723 in HD (already available on channel 123 in standard format), Spike TV HD offers programming that speaks to a man's passion for entertainment combined with information they can use. The channel airs a mix of innovative non-scripted shows, star-studded events, box office hits, and high-action sports.Always responsive to customers' needs, Videotron has enhanced its high-definition offerings by adding more than six HD channels in the last three months, including five English-language channels. For more information, visit videotron.com/television* Spike TV HD is available throughout Videotron's service area except for La Pocatière Est, La Pocatière Ouest, St-Pascal and La Malbaie.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, 2011, Videotron was serving 1,861,500 cable television customers, including 1,400,800 subscribers to its digital service. Videotron is also the Québec leader in high-speed Internet access, with 1,332,500 subscribers to its cable service as of December 31, 2011. As of the same date, Videotron had 290,600 subscriber connections to its mobile telephone service and was providing cable telephone service to 1,205,300 Québec households and organizations. For the seventh consecutive year, Videotron was named Québec's most respected telecommunications company by Les Affaires magazine, based on a Léger Marketing survey. Follow us on the Web: facebook.com/videotronFollow us on Twitter: twitter.com/videotronFOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Specialist, Media and AnalystsElodie Girardin-LajoieCorporate CommunicationsTelephone: 514 380-7772Mobile: 514 516-7772