Vidéotron launches French-language video streaming service

Netflix has a new competitor in Québec and Ontario. Vidéotron has announced the launch of Illico Club Unlimited, a video-on-demand service available by subscription. While Netflix is available in Québec, one has to dig deep to find content in French even in the Canadian Movies section. Starting Feb. 23, Illico Club Unlimited will provide mainly […]

Netflix has a new competitor in Québec and Ontario. Vidéotron has announced the launch of Illico Club Unlimited, a video-on-demand service available by subscription.

While Netflix is available in Québec, one has to dig deep to find content in French even in the Canadian Movies section. Starting Feb. 23, Illico Club Unlimited will provide mainly French-language content for $9.99 per month (Netflix costs $7.99) and, like Netflix, offer a free one-month trial.

Users won’t have to be a Videotron client to subscribe, but those who are will be able to access a program catalogue directly from channel 900. The service will also be accessible through desktop computers and Android devices.

Illico Club Unlimited will offer movies and television series from local producers and distributors, with big studios such as Sony, MGM, CBS, Films Séville, TVA Films and Alliance represented as well. Radio-Canada will also contribute content.

Media Articles

Ourdata offers a more charitable ad blocker

B-corp's 'ad enabler' wants to help both publishers and consumers with 'data union'

Transcontinental looks to cut costs as ad revenue drops

Printing revenues should be stable in 2017, but print advertising is slowing

IPG’s Magna report predicts ad spending will slow in 2017

Next year's projected 3.6% growth is the lowest since the 2008 recession

GroupM integrates data offering with new platform

The media investment group has announced the global launch of [m]Platform

Industry calls for more third-party Facebook verification

Experts weigh in on what Facebook owes advertisers

Luxury retail must go digital or be forgotten (column)

AJ Dalal says luxury retail ignores the connected shopper at its peril

Rogers announces LouLou to close, Châtelaine to remain

Rogers Publishing continues to divest titles as its media strategy evolves