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Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Club illico to bring subscribers recent releases from NBCUniversal

Club illico to bring subscribers recent releases from NBCUniversal

MONTRÉAL, April 5, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - The agreement reached between NBCUniversal Television & New Media Distribution Canada and Quebecor Content will enable Club illico to offer to its subscribers recent titles from one of the world's largest content producers and distributors. The agreement is consistent with Club illico's objective of bringing to its subscribers the best new content produced worldwide.

New releases
Starting in March, some of the studio's recent feature films will be added to Club illico's movie catalogue from NBCUniversal. The agreement includes the French versions of hit movies such as Fast and Furious 6 (Rapides et dangereux 6), Despicable Me 2 (Détestable Moi 2), Kick Ass 2, R.I.P.D, (RIP Département) The Purge (La Purge) , The Purge: Anarchy (La Purge 2) , A Million Ways to Die in the West (Mille et une façons de mourir dans l'Ouest) , 47 Ronin (47 Ronin), Ride Along (Mise à l'épreuve) , Non-Stop (Sans arrêt) , Endless Love (Un amour infini) , Neighbors (Les voisins) , and many others.

"We are happy to continue our strong and successful relationship with Quebecor Content," said Ron Suter, Executive Vice President NBCUniversal Television & New Media Distribution Canada. "It is exciting to have several of our Universal films available to Club illico subscribers to view in the French language."

"Quebecor Content's goal is to offer its viewers the best content and we are proud to be able to enhance our impressive catalogue with movies from NBCUniversal, a very important partner to us," said France Lauzière, Senior Vice-President, Quebecor Content, and Vice-President, Programming, TVA Group.

Marie Ginette Lepage, Vice-President, Marketing - Content & Broadcasting of Videotron, commented: "The addition of such popular new titles from NBCUniversal to our platform shows that studios are increasingly interested in new content delivery models.' We are particularly proud of this agreement because it confirms Club illico's growing prominence on the over-the-top video services landscape. It demonstrates our commitment to offering subscribers an unparalleled selection of the latest French-language movies, television series and children's content."

The NBCUniversal titles will expand Club illico's already-impressive catalogue, which also includes original series such as Blue Moon, celebrated new shows such as Bates Motel and Boomerang, new seasons of Sons of Anarchy and American Horror Story, and well-known children's titles such as Robin des bois, Spider-Man and Les Daltons.

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Premium content available to all residents of Québec and Ontario
Whether they live in Québec or Ontario, whether they are Videotron customers or not, all fans of movies and television series can subscribe to Club illico by calling Videotron Customer Service at 1 888 433-6876.

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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 December 31, 2015, Videotron was serving 1,736,900 cable television customers, including 1,570,600 Digital TV subscribers. Videotron is also the Québec leader in high-speed Internet access, with 1,568,200 subscribers to its cable service as of December 31, 2015. As of the same date, Videotron had 768,600 subscriber connections to its mobile telephone service and was providing cable telephone service to 1,316,300 Québec households and organizations. For the eleventh consecutive year, Videotron was ranked as Québec's most respected telecommunications company, based on a Léger survey.

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About Quebecor Content:
Quebecor Content, a wholly owned business unit of Quebecor Media Group, creates, develops, acquires, distributes and exports distinctive, high-quality audio-visual content, providing consumers with a multi-platform experience via the services of Videotron and TVA Group, and promoting Quebec artists at home and abroad.

About NBCUniversal Television & New Media Distribution Canada:
NBCUniversal Television & New Media Distribution Canada sells television and film content from NBCUniversal's various studios to all Canadian entertainment platforms. Current TV programming includes "Shades of Blue," "Law & Order: SVU," "Chicago Fire," "Chicago P.D.," "Chicago Med," "Suits," "Grimm," "Mr. Robot," "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" among other shows.

SOURCE Videotron


CONTACT: Media contact only: Youann Blouin, Corporate Communications Advisor, Telephone: 514 380-7069; Information: Véronique Mercier, Vice-President, Communications, Media Group and TVA Group Inc.,, Telephone: 438 390-0876

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