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Videotron will contest Astral complaint to CRTC that seeks to deprive consumers of a new service tailored to their needs

Videotron Faces OTT Legal Challenge

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MONTREAL -- Videotron announces that it intends to vigorously contest the complaint filed by Astral with the CRTC following the launch of illico Club Unlimited. Videotron considers the complaint to be without legal merit. “Contrary to Astral’s unsubstantiated allegations that we are in breach of the regulatory framework, the catalogue we are offering illico Club Unlimited subscribers does not violate any condition of our video on demand licence”, said Robert Dépatie, President and CEO of Videotron. “We fully intend to demonstrate that before the CRTC and to lay bare Astral’s true purpose in filing the complaint, namely to block any competition in order to protect and indeed expand its historical monopoly over pay television, which has stood for more than 30 years.” Videotron Ltd.

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