For more information visit: www.videotron.com
Unedited press release follows:
Montreal Canadiens in 3D on HD Television Sets
At 7 p.m. December 11, 2010
MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC–(Dec. 9, 2010) – Videotron will air the CBC Hockey Night in Canada broadcast of the game between the Montréal Canadiens and the Toronto Maple Leafs live at 7 p.m., December 11 in 3D. The 3D viewing experience will be available not only to customers equipped with a 3D television set but, exclusively on Videotron, also to customers with a regular HD TV set. All Videotron customers who have an HD set-top box will therefore be able to watch the game in 3D in their living rooms.
To see the game in 3D, customers who own a regular HD television set can buy red/cyan 3D glasses, available in plastic frames at Videotron stores and counters. Videotron customers who own a 3D television set must use the glasses that came with their TV.
Two other hockey games in 3D in 2011
Videotron has announced that it will also carry the 2011 Winter Classic and Heritage Classic in 3D: hockey fans will be able to enjoy the game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals on January 1, and the game between the Montréal Canadiens and Calgary Flames on February 20, in every dimension.
Subscribers to Videotron’s HD service will be able to tune in Hockey Night in Canada in 3D on channel 802 on a regular HD television set or on channel 801 on a 3D television set.
3D on demand starting December 15
Videotron is also offering movies on demand in 3D. Customers equipped with either a 3D television set or a regular HD set will be able to watch A Christmas Carol in 3D starting December 15, and Step Up 3 in 3D as of December 21, any time of day or night.
For more information, see the 3D schedule on channel 800 or visit www.videotron.com
Videotron Ltd. (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 3, 2010, Videotron was serving 1,808,900 cable television customers, including 1,204,800 subscribers to its digital service. Videotron is also the Québec leader in high-speed Internet access, with 1,246,500 subscribers to its cable modem service as of December 3, 2010. As of the same date, Videotron had activated 122,900 handsets on its mobile telephone service and was providing cable telephone service to 1,109,100 Québec households and organizations. For the fifth consecutive year, Videotron was named Québec’s most respected telecommunications company by Les Affaires magazine, based on a Léger Marketing survey.