Cogeco Communications

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Cogeco Cable Upgrades its High Definition TV Services in Ontario
Montréal, March 27, 2007 – Cogeco Cable (TSX: CCA) today announced the launch of three new High
Definition (HD) channels to its Ontari o channel line-up.
“The outstanding image and so und quality that our HD technology offers continues to drive more and
more custom ers t o subscribe t o Cogeco’s HD t elevision service. Cogeco is committed to delivering to its
customers the richest TV experience possible. As Cogeco continues to invest in its state of the art cable
network, it will continue to launch new HD channels as they become available in the future,” decla red M r.
Ron Perrotta, Vice President, Marketin g of Cogeco Cable.
In the wide majority of Cogeco Cable systems in Ontario, HD customers will be offered even more
entertainment, information, sports and TV hits with the exceptional image and sound quality of HD
Television available with the introduction of three new channels:
Score HD (position 275), a national sports speciality channel with news, information, highlights
and live event programming;
National Geographic HD (position 272), which gives Canadian television viewers access to the
most spectacular of National Geographic’s world-renowned visual imagery, all in the unparalleled
visual and audio quality of HD;
Showcase HD (position 271), the home of premium provocative series from Canada and around
the world, such as CSI, CSI: Miami, Weeds, Dead Like Me, The L Word, Rescue Me and Six Feet
For Ontario customers wh o already subscribe to the standard definition version of these new HD
channels and who the pay the $5.99 monthly HD Access Fee, no additional charges will be required to
access these three new HD chan nels.
Customers appreciate the variety, quality and control that Cogeco Cable’s Digital Television Service
provides them. The service has been gaining popularity with more than 80,000 new custome rs in fiscal
Cogeco Cable (, 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).
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Information: Marie Carrier
Director, Corporate Communications
Tel.: (514) 874-2600