MONTREAL, Dec. 17 /CNW Telbec/ - BRANCHEZ-VOUS! (TSX Venture : BZV) added
two major sites to its advertising offering reaching tech professionals and
videogame enthusiasts: Clubic.com and JeuxVideo.fr - including its
JeuxVideo.tv video channel.
Clubic.com is the first French-language information site for computer
enthusiasts. With a continuous news coverage, numerous practical guides and a
rich software download library, Clubic.com is an unparalleled source of
technology news items. Approximately 500,000 French Canadians visit it on a
JeuxVideo.fr is one of the main French-language information sites about
video games. News, reviews, demos and videos in the JeuxVideo.tv section make
this site a reference for PC and console game enthusiasts. Over 200,000 French
Canadians visit it on a monthly basis(*).
These sites are offered to advertisers on a specific basis as well as in
combination with other sites of the BRANCHEZ-VOUS! Network.
The BV! Technology group, which now includes four sites targeting
technology professionals and enthusiasts (the News/Tech BRANCHEZ-VOUS.com
portal, CommentCamarche.net and the site of the Lien Multimedia industry
newsletter) reached 1,167,000 French Canadians in September 2007, or exactly
25% of all French-language Internet users in Canada(*). BV! Technology is, by
far, the main media vehicle - all media platforms combined - reaching
technology professionals and enthusiasts in Quebec.
The BV! Videogames group, which now includes five sites devoted to
videogames (HardGamers.com, JeuxVideo.com, JeuxVideo.fr, JeuxVideo.tv and
JOUEZ.com) reached 736,000 French Canadians in September 2007, or over 15% of
all French-languages Internet users in Canada(*). BV! Videogames is the main
media vehicle - all media platforms combined - reaching videogames buyers and
"BRANCHEZ-VOUS! has always been the dominant player in the Technology
segment in the French Canadian Internet advertising market", says Sébastien
Goulet, Vice President, Sales, of BRANCHEZ-VOUS!. "Our BV! Technology offering
is perfectly suited to tech manufacturers and service providers, as well as to
advertisers targeting business people, high-income professionals and, more
generally, men. As for our BV! Videogames offering, it now occupies a largely
dominant position in a fast-growing segment."
((*)comScore Media Metrix, French Canada, Total Audience, September 2007)
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. Its technology-related
content is featured on the Sympatico-MSN and AOL Canada portals and in the
Metro Montreal daily newspaper.
The BRANCHEZ-VOUS! Network is the largest French-language Internet
advertising network in Canada, comprised of over 150 web sites for which
BRANCHEZ-VOUS! sells national advertising. It reaches approximately 3 million
French Canadians each month and includes such sites as LeDevoir.com,
JeuxVideo.com and the French version of Canada411.ca.
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)