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Reaches 500 000-Customer Mark: Videotron's illico TV New Generation Service Passes New Milestone

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Reaches 500 000-Customer Mark: Videotron's illico TV New Generation Service Passes New Milestone15:51 EST Thursday, February 21, 2013MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwire - Feb. 21, 2013) - Propelled by its position as Québec's telecommunications leader, Videotron has reached a new milestone, passing the half-million customer mark for its illico TV new generation service. Less than one year after the launch of the new platform, 500,000 Videotron customers are enjoying its speed, simplicity and unparalleled selection of high-definition entertainment content. "The service, which is available to all of our customers across our Québec-wide service area, is now delivering the best possible technological and entertainment experience to half a million customers, day after day," said Manon Brouillette, President, Consumer Market.The best in TVillico TV new generation attracts customers with its powerful, evolutionary platform, innovative functions and contemporary look. For example, Videotron customers can choose their preferred display configuration (carousel or grid) to access the extensive illico on demand movie catalogue. Fast, simple and user-friendly, illico TV new generation also features a customizable TV schedule and a powerful new search tool. Recording and parental controls have been streamlined, and widgets have been added to support an advanced television-viewing experience. Québec expertise serving QuebecersMore than 500 Videotron employees worked on creating the illico TV new generation platform and tailoring it to Quebecers' needs. For more information on illico TV new generation, visit (, 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 September 30, 2012, Videotron was serving 1,852,900 cable television customers, including 1,457,800 subscribers to its digital service. Videotron is also the Québec leader in high-speed Internet access, with 1,369,600 subscribers to its cable service as of September 30, 2012. As of the same date, Videotron had 378,300 subscriber connections to its mobile telephone service and was providing cable telephone service to 1,249,700 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: Follow us on Twitter: FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Contact Information: Youann BlouinSpecialist, Media and AnalystsCorporate CommunicationsTelephone: 514 380-7069Mobile: 438 491-0825