MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwire - Dec. 21, 2012) - Videotron is releasing its illico.tv app for iPad, enhancing its entertainment offerings and giving its customers more. Videotron customers can now access the most popular shows from many of the channels in their television package on their iPad, when and where they want.
A unique tablet proposition
The ability to access illico content on four screens - computer, TV, mobile and tablet - is therefore being expanded to offer a full entertainment experience on the iPad. Customers can choose between live streaming and video on demand.
illico.tv content on iPad will be constantly enriched to bring customers the best in entertainment. The illico.tv app already features 40 television channels and thousands of hours of programming, in French and English. The new free app will put the best technology and entertainment at the fingertips of all illico digital TV subscribers who use an iPad.
The iPad app includes all the illico.tv functionalities that Videotron customers appreciate. It can be used to remotely program the customer's video recorder or to view the full TV schedule on an iPad.
Customers can use the illico.tv app to start, pause and resume play of on-demand content on four screens: TV (channel 900), mobile handset (illico mobile), computer and Android tablet (illico.tv website), and as of today iPad.
Simple, intuitive navigation
Customers will be able to navigate easily through an unparalleled selection of content, presented in a simple, intuitive environment. The platform opens the door to a limitless world of entertainment.
"I'm confident that users will be impressed by this fingertip experience," said Manon Brouillette, President, Consumer Market. "I would also like to point out that the app was developed by Quebecers for Quebecers."
To develop the unique app, Videotron teamed up with Nurun, a Québec company that specializes in new consumer behaviour and development of multi-screen experience.
The app is available for free download by visiting the App Store https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/illico.tv/id571329156?l=en&mt=8
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 September 30, 2012, Videotron was serving 1,852,900 cable television customers, including 1,457,800 subscribers to its digital service. Videotron is also the Québec leader in high-speed Internet access, with 1,369,600 subscribers to its cable service as of September 30, 2012. As of the same date, Videotron had 378,300 subscriber connections to its mobile telephone service and was providing cable telephone service to 1,249,700 Québec households and organizations. For the seventh 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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