MONTREAL, June 4 /CNW Telbec/ - BRANCHEZ-VOUS! (TSX Venture : BZV) has
acquired 51% of TonClip.com (www.tonclip.com), one of the first Quebec-based
video sharing sites, launched last December. TonClip.com is now part of the
Video section of BRANCHEZ-VOUS.com, the leading independent portal in Quebec.
TonClip.com allows users to freely post and broadcast their own video
clips on the Web. Mostly geared toward French-speaking Quebecers, it gives
Internet users a platform to share amateur videos. "We are glad to enrich our
portal with user-generated video content", says Patrick Pierra, CEO of
Within the BRANCHEZ-VOUS.com portal, TonClip.com complements professional
video offerings from the BRANCHEZ-VOUS.tv (www.branchez-vous.tv; information,
with an emphasis on technology) and BV2.tv (www.bv2.tv; entertainment) video
sites. TonClip.com also perfectly complements the MonBlogue.com
(www.monblogue.com) service, which already offers a free text and photo-based
blog creation platform to nearly 30,000 bloggers.
The founder of TonClip.com, Gino Côté, remains as shareholder of the site
and will continue to lead its development with the technical, marketing and
commercial support from BRANCHEZ-VOUS!. "This agreement allows TonClip.com to
reinforce its positioning, enlarge its users base and accelerate its growth",
says Gino Côté. "We are delighted with this agreement, which perfectly
corresponds to our desire of long-term partnerships with independent
publishers and producers", comments Patrick Pierra.
This transaction will have no significant impact on the balance sheet of
BRANCHEZ-VOUS!, which has no debt and has approximately $ 1 million in cash
and financial placements available for investments and acquisitions.
About BRANCHEZ-VOUS! inc.
BRANCHEZ-VOUS! inc. is a leading Montreal-based Internet media company.
It owns and operates the BRANCHEZ-VOUS.com portal and the BRANCHEZ-VOUS!
BRANCHEZ-VOUS.com (www.branchez-vous.com) is the largest independent
portal in Quebec. With a news, business and technology focus, it primarily
targets an audience of active adults working in and/or interested by
technology and reaches over 500,000 users each month.
The BRANCHEZ-VOUS! Network is the largest French-language Internet
advertising network, comprised of over 50 web sites for which BRANCHEZ-VOUS!
sells national advertising. It reaches over 3 million French Canadians every
BRANCHEZ-VOUS! is listed on the TSX Venture exchange under the symbol BZV
and has approximately 29.3 million shares outstanding. Additional information
on the Corporation can be obtained on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) and at
The TSX Venture exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the
contents of this press release.
For further information:
For further information: Patrick Pierra, President and CEO, (514)
842-3838, ext. 249; Nicholas Powell, Investment Relations consultant, (514)