Videotron Touts Growth

As of September 30, 2007, Videotron had a total customer base of 1,616,000 across its cable TV service area

November 6, 2007

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MONTREAL -- Videotron today posted impressive growth for the third consecutive quarter, exceeding its subscription forecasts for each of its four products: cable television, cable telephone, Internet access and wireless telephone service.

Cable television

As of September 30, 2007, Videotron had a total customer base of 1,616,000 across its cable TV service area. In the third quarter of 2007, Videotron posted a net increase of 41,000 subscribers to its illico Digital TV service, bringing the total to 720 000. Consumer response to illico on Demand, Videotron's video on demand (VoD) service, continues to be enthusiastic. Year-to-date, illico on Demand has logged more than 15.6 million paid and free orders, including 5.5 million orders in the third quarter of 2007. Illico on Demand exclusives such as Le Banquier and specials stemming from summer 2007 sponsorships, such as Juste pour rire and Les Francofolies de Montreal, proved highly popular. The VoD service Videotron launched in 2003 remains the only such service in Videotron's service area to offer a catalogue of more than 1,500 titles.

Cable telephone service

As of September 30, 2007, 574,000 households and organizations were subscribed to Videotron's cable telephone service. Between July 1 and September 30, 2007, 70,100 Quebecers signed up for the service, compared with 60,900 subscriptions in the same period of 2006. Videotron set a new weekly record during August 2007 with 8,700 new cable telephone customers in one week, including 1,900 subscriptions in a single day. The service also set a new record for quarterly growth.

"I am proud to be able to say that since the deregulation of the local telephone market in the spring, Videotron has continued to compete successfully and our cable telephone product has maintained and indeed increased its popularity with Quebec consumers," said Robert Depatie, President and Chief Executive Officer of Videotron. "We have a high-performance product, delivered via a robust and reliable network, and it is changing the way people think about residential telephone service."

Vidéotron Telecom Ltd.

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