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Founding Partner of the Montreal Impact: Videotron Lets Montreal Impact Fans Experience All the Excitement
Friday, March 15, 2013
MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwire - March 15, 2013) - As Montréal's soccer team prepares to play its home opener, Videotron customers can look forward to front-row seats to every game of the season. As a founding partner of the Montréal Impact, Videotron is pleased to deliver the best customer experience by putting fans in the thick of the action wherever they may be, via illico TV, illico.tv, illico.tv on iPad and illico mobile.
Just like being there
Videotron customers won't miss a thing: they will be able to watch every game broadcast by RDS, TSN or TVA Sports on illico mobile, and the games carried by TVA Sports will also be available on demand on illico TV, illico.tv, illico.tv for iPad and illico mobile.
What's more, illico and MAtv will carry repeats of exclusive content and interviews related to the Impact.
Videotron will help build the excitement at the Impact's home games with its on-site booth, where fans can try to score a goal on one of two giant digital tablets or become part of the virtual soccer game projected onto the floor of the booth, transformed into a mini-soccer field for the occasion. Visitors to the booth can also use a special giant tablet to take a souvenir-photo of themselves at the game.
Videotron to the rescue
To offer the best possible entertainment experience, Videotron will install mobile phone charging stations around Saputo Stadium. Spectators will be able to charge any type of mobile (Android, BlackBerry, etc.) at the stations, which will also be equipped with free Wi-Fi and with TV monitors showing the game in real time to make sure fans don't miss a minute of the game.
There will also be Videotron ushers on hand to help fans find their seats.
To watch games live, soccer fans can download the enhanced Montréal Impact mobile app. The app also features information on the team, a plan of Saputo Stadium, and a texting function that fans can use to send messages of support to their favourite players.
For more information, visit videotron.com/impact and illico.tv/Impact
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, 2012, Videotron was serving 1,855,000 cable television customers, including 1,484,600 subscribers to its digital service. Videotron is also the Québec leader in high-speed Internet access, with 1,387,700 subscribers to its cable service as of December 31, 2012. As of the same date, Videotron had 402,600 subscriber connections to its mobile telephone service and was providing cable telephone service to 1,264,900 Québec households and organizations. For the eighth 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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