The Chagnon Family has a 50 year track record of innovation and success investing in technology, most notably with Le Groupe Vidéotron Ltée. Some of the Chagnons more notable technology investments include:
- Video on Demand over cable in 1960s
- the first Network Gaming service over cable in the 1970s
- the first Interactive TV service deployed in over 300,000 homes in 1980s
- the first commercially viable Telephony Over IP service in partnership with Cisco in 1990s
The Chagnons Sold Le Groupe Vidéotron Ltée. for $5.4B in 2000 and subsequently created Quebec’s largest charitable trust investing $1.5 Billion in its mission to prevent poverty.