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COGECO and Bell Globemedia extend partnership in TQS
Montreal, December 5, 2006 COGECO Inc. (TSX: CGO) has confirmed that Cogeco Radio-
television Inc. (“CRTI”) will not exercise its right to purchase the 40% interest that CTV Television
Inc. (“CTV”) holds in 3947324 Canada Inc. (“TQS Holdco”), the company that owns TQS Inc.,
following a change of control of Bell Globemedia Inc. on August 31, 2006 that triggered the right for
CRTI to acquire all the shares of CTV in TQS Holdco.
Furthermore, CRTI, CTV and TQS Holdco have amended the Shareholder’s Agreement to
postpone the beginning of the Second Put Option Period provided in the Agreement from
February 15, 2007 to January 1, 2009.
COGECO is a diversified communications company. Through its Cogeco Cable subsidiary,
COGECO provides about 1,556,000 revenue-generating units (RGU) to approximately 1,477,000
homes passed in its Canadian service territory and 629,000 RGUs to approximately 826,000
homes passed in its Portuguese service territory. 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. Through its Cogeco
Radio-Television subsidiary, COGECO holds a 60% interest and operates the TQS network, six
TQS television stations, and three French CBC-affiliated television stations in partnership with CTV
Television. Cogeco Radio-Television also wholly owns and operates the RYTHME FM radio
stations in Montréal, Québec City, Trois-Rivières and Sherbrooke as well as the 93
station in
Québec City. COGECO’s subordinate voting shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange
(CGO). The subordinate voting shares of Cogeco Cable are also listed on the Toronto Stock
Exchange (CCA).
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Information: Marie Carrier
Director, Corporate Communications
Tel.: (514) 874-2600