MONTREAL, March 26 /CNW Telbec/ - Cogeco Cable and Twentieth Century Fox
announced today that they have signed an agreement that will bolster Cogeco
Cable's video-on-demand (VOD) offering by adding Twentieth Century Fox's new
releases and classic movies to the service.
Twentieth Century Fox's stellar new release line up will be available to
Cogeco Cable customers on a VOD basis as of today. Twentieth Century Fox's box
office hits available on the service include X-Men The Last Stand, Ice Age:
The Meltdown, The Devil Wears Prada and Little Miss Sunshine, in addition to
many other new release and library titles. On April 4th, the groundbreaking
phenomenon Borat will debut on Cogeco Cable's VOD service giving customers
easy access to this critically acclaimed and award winning comedy.
"Our VOD service is growing in popularity and we are thrilled to be
associated with 20th Century Fox, which produces many blockbusters each year.
This agreement will enable us to enhance our VOD selection as well as our
customers' VOD experience," said Ron Perrotta, Vice President of Marketing at
"With a top slate of films over the past several years, we've had some
great results with our VOD partners in the U.S. and Canada and we are excited
to build on that success with Cogeco," said Jamie McCabe, Executive Vice
President, Worldwide PPV, VOD and EST, Twentieth Century Fox.
Cogeco Cable customers can access the VOD content on channels 1, 299,
and, in Ontario, 267, where they can choose from more than 1000 titles of
programming including new movies, classic titles and children's programs.
Subscribers enjoy access to the movie libraries of Twentieth Century Fox,
Warner Bros. Picture, Sony Pictures Television International, Universal
Studios Television Distribution Canada, MGM Home Entertainment, Alliance
Atlantis Motion Picture Distribution (which also represents certain U.S.
studios), Lions Gate, representing 70% of domestic box office receipts, as
well as Corus Entertainment and several other VOD programming providers.
The Cogeco Cable network employs technology that makes interactivity
possible. Through the digital platform, customers benefit from a two-way
connection with the network, enabling them to take advantage of an array of
interactive services such as VOD, Subscription VOD, High Definition
Television, the fastest and most secure high-speed Internet in Canada as well
an all-inclusive digital phone service.
ABOUT COGECO CABLE
Cogeco Cable (www.cogeco.ca), a telecommunications company offering a
diverse range of services to its customers in Canada and in Portugal, is the
second largest cable operator in Ontario, Québec and Portugal, in terms of the
number of basic cable service customers served. The Corporation invests in
state-of-the-art broadband network facilities, delivers a wide range of
services over these facilities with great speed and reliability at attractive
prices, and strives to provide both superior customer care and growing
profitability to satisfy its customers' varied electronic communication needs.
Through its two-way broadband cable networks, Cogeco Cable provides its
residential and commercial customers with analog and digital video and audio
services, high speed Internet access as well as telephony services. The
Corporation provides about 1,649,000 revenue-generating units (RGUs) to
approximately 1,439,000 homes passed in its Canadian service territory and
650,000 RGUs to approximately 829,000 homes passed in its Portuguese service
territory. Cogeco Cable's subordinate voting shares are listed on the Toronto
Stock Exchange (CCA).
ABOUT 20th CENTURY FOX
20th Century Fox is a subsidiary of News Corporation. News Corporation's
diversified global operations in the United States, Canada, the United
Kingdom, Australia, Europe, Latin America and the Pacific Basin include the
production and distribution of motion pictures and television programming;
television, satellite and cable broadcasting, the publication of newspapers,
magazines and books; the production and distribution of promotional and
advertising products and services; the development of digital broadcasting;
the development of conditional access and subscriber management systems.
For further information:
For further information: Press Contact for Cogeco Cable: Marie Carrier,
Director, Corporate Communications, Cogeco Cable, (514) 874-2600; Press
Contact for Twentieth Century Fox: Paul Nichols, The Lippin Group, (323)