GOLTV Canada Scores with Videotron (1 Viewer)

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GOLTV Canada has a new carriage deal with Videotron.

The network is available on channel 61 (English) and channel 265 (SAP in Spanish) to Zone 1 illico Digital TV subscribers in Quebec which includes Montreal (metropolitan region), Outaouais, Chicoutimi/St-Félicien, Rivière-du Loup, Saint-Pascal and La Pocatière.

GOLTV is Canada's first 24-hour soccer network, airing more than 1,500 games a year, with live game action from league powerhouses Spain, Italy and Brazil. GOLTV's weekly live action showcases the world's top soccer stars, including French star Zinedine Zidane, Brazilian stars Ronaldinho (2004 and 2005 FIFA World Player of the Year) and Ronaldo, British star David Beckham, Italian stars Vieri and Totti, and many others.

GOLTV will also air a slate of international friendly matches leading up to this year's World Cup. On a weekly basis, the network also features popular league action from Uruguay, Colombia, Bolivia, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, as well as a daily soccer news and highlights program, GOLTV News.

As an added benefit to illico Digital TV subsribers, GOLTV is available in English and Spanish, with a SAP (Supplemental Audio Programming) option for Spanish language commentary.

GOLTV is owned and operated in Canada by Insights Sports Ltd.

"We know that interest in the 'beautiful game' of soccer is at a fever pitch this year, especially in the Montreal area, and GOLTV on Videotron delivers the biggest international stars live, each week," says Mark Rubinstein, President, Insight Sports Ltd. "From Zinedine Zidane to Ronaldinho to David Beckham, GOLTV provides fans with more live soccer action than they'll see anywhere else in the country."

"Videotron is pleased to offer this to illico Digital TV clients and more particularly to those who are fond of soccer, the new channel GOLTV. In order to give our customers the best possible experience, we always try to improve our programming by adding new and exciting content. GOLTV is a welcome addition," said Claude Sauvé, Vice President, Programming, Video on Demand and Canal Vox, Videotron.

http://www.cablecastermagazine.com/issues/ISArticle.asp?id=53914&issue=03212006
 

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