No. This transition will change nothing for Videotron customers. They’ll continue to get their favourite channels with the equipment they’re now using, as they will after August 31, 2011.
Videotron customers will therefore have no need to buy decoders, new televisions or any other devices. Neither will they have to subscribe to other services.
Only people receiving signals with an antenna or “rabbit ears” will be affected. They’ll be able to subscribe to Videotron’s digital service if they choose.