MONTREAL, Aug. 6 /CNW Telbec/ - BRANCHEZ-VOUS! (TSX Venture: BZV) offers
Quebecers a new daily information source on the internet with today's relaunch
of the "BRANCHEZ-VOUS! Matin.qc.ca" (www.matin.qc.ca - previously Matinternet)
Thanks to its own newsroom, complemented by news agency feeds,
BRANCHEZ-VOUS! Matin.qc.ca features essential news in a blink, from 6:00 AM to
10:00 PM on a daily basis. The home page, inspired by blogs, features
headlines from the 24 previous hours. With short texts, written to be read on
a computer screen and enriched by web links, BRANCHEZ-VOUS! Matin.qc.ca is
firstly geared towards Quebec-based active and educated adults who do not
subscribe to a daily newspaper.
"Matin.qc.ca is to traditional news media sites what free newspapers are
to traditional daily newspapers : a simple and easy-to-access alternative to
learn essential news in a few minutes", says Patrick Pierra, CEO of
BRANCHEZ-VOUS!. "While traditional news media publish a lot of stories, few
articles are widely read, because working people have only a few minutes per
day to stay informed. Thus, with Matin.qc.ca, BRANCHEZ-VOUS! rather bets on
selection: our news team chooses the main news items and summarizes them in an
efficient and easy to read format. We believe that BRANCHEZ-VOUS! will become
the voice of a new independent player in general news coverage."
BRANCHEZ-VOUS! Matin.qc.ca is now the "Info" (News) section of the
BRANCHEZ-VOUS.com independent portal. Its launch will be promoted through
advertisement on the web and on Montreal radio stations.
BRANCHEZ-VOUS! is a leading Montreal-based Internet media company, active
in Internet content and advertising.
BRANCHEZ-VOUS! Advertising sells Internet advertising space. It
commercializes the BRANCHEZ-VOUS! Network, the largest French-language
Internet advertising network in Canada with over 200 French-language web
sites, over 50 of which are represented on an exclusive basis; these include
AlloCine.com, Cinoche.com, CommentCaMarche.net, GlobeTrotter.net, LeDevoir.com
and JeuxVideo.com. The BRANCHEZ-VOUS! Network reaches approximately 3 million
French Canadians each month. BRANCHEZ-VOUS! Advertising also represents the
myTELUS.com portal in Quebec.
BRANCHEZ-VOUS! Content produces, publishes and commercializes
French-language Internet content. It operates BRANCHEZ-VOUS.com, the largest
independent portal in Quebec, which primarily targets an audience of active
adults working in and/or interested by technology; the Showbizz.net
entertainment news site - which includes LeCinema.ca (movies) and
HumourQuebec.com (humour); and the Fanatique.ca sports site.
BRANCHEZ-VOUS! is listed on the TSX Venture exchange under the symbol BZV
and has approximately 30.4 million shares outstanding. Additional information
on the Corporation can be obtained on SEDAR and at
www.branchez-vous.com/inc/english . The TSX Venture exchange has neither
approved nor disapproved the contents of this press release.
For further information:
For further information: Media: Patrick Pierra, President and CEO, (514)
842-3838 ext.249; Investors and analysts: Ramzy Metwalli, CFO, (514) 842-3838
ext. 302; http://www.branchez-vous.com/contacts/