MONTREAL, June 24, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Following today's statement by Gary Bettman, Commissioner of the National Hockey League (NHL), Quebecor plans to participate in the process announced by the NHL and submit his candidacy in order to bring the Nordiques back to Québec City.
Quebecor has consistently stated that its objective is to establish an NHL franchise in Québec City and it intends to make every effort to achieve that goal. Out of respect for NHL authorities and the process that has been established, Quebecor will maintain its policy of discretion as it proceeds.
Quebecor will be the manager of the Videotron Centre for the next 25 years. The state-of-the-art facility in Québec City, which seats 18,259 for hockey, is set to officially open in September 2015. It was designed to meet NHL standards.
TVA Sports, owned by Quebecor, has been the NHL's official French-language broadcaster since the beginning of the 2014-15 season under a 12-year agreement.
Quebecor, a Canadian leader in telecommunications, entertainment, news media and culture, is one of the best-performing integrated communications companies in the industry. Driven by their determination to deliver the best possible customer experience, all of Quebecor's subsidiaries and brands are differentiated by their high-quality, multiplatform, convergent products and services.
Quebecor (TSX: QBR.A, QBR.B) is headquartered in Québec. It holds a 75.36% interest in Quebecor Media, which employs close to 12,000 people in Canada.
A family business founded in 1950, Quebecor is strongly committed to the community. Every year, it actively supports people working with more than 400 organizations in the vital fields of culture, health, education, the environment and entrepreneurship.
For further information:
Martin Tremblay, Vice President, Public Affairs, Quebecor Media, 514-380-1985, [email protected]