Groupe Média TFO's Innovative Force Wins Big at the 2017 BIG Innovation Awards

TORONTO, May 23, 2017 /CNW/ - Groupe Média TFO made a splash at the 2017 BIG Innovation Awards, in the Organization category, for the creative dynamism of its Virtual Universe Lab (LUV). Launched in 2016, the LUV is the first of its kind, and it is the only virtual set to use unique video game technology to create educational audiovisual content.

This award, issued by the Business Intelligence Group, recognizes the leadership of Groupe Média TFO, who, through its culture, products and teams, has always strived to bring innovative solutions to audiences. It also highlights the LUV's avant-guard quality, as well as the exceptional technological advances that this incubator offers up to a brand new generation of digital products.  

"We are honoured to receive this distinction from the BIG Innovation Awards, a program that rewards the innovative talent of companies who do outstanding things to implement original initiatives to bring change not only to their industry but, on a larger scale, to the very world we live in. The LUV is a great source of pride for our organization. It has made it possible for us to create a unique and dynamic process that has radically changed the way we make content, opening up endless creative opportunities for us."
– Éric Minoli, Vice President, Technology and Optimization

"In a world where new technology is spawning innovation at lightning speed within every industry, it is essential to constantly rethink our approach in order to adapt our work process, stand out from the crowd and maintain our position as a leader in the production of French-language educational content. We are extremely proud that Business Intelligence Group has recognized our boldness and the potential of the LUV.
–  Cliff Lavalée, Director of Operations Technology, Technology and Optimization

The acknowledgement of Business Intelligence Group is even more outstanding in the light of the hundreds of submissions the organization received from all over the world, all to be assessed by a panel of experts.

The LUV was also a finalist for the 2017 IABM Game Changer Awards.

About Groupe Média TFO
Groupe Média TFO is a premium destination for audiences seeking innovative educational and cultural content in French, always at the forefront of digital learning. TFO is at the service of 2 million students and 30 000 teachers throughout Ontario and Canada. It has won two YouTube Silver Play Buttons, with over 350 million views across its network of 21 channels, and has received awards and accolades from Austin to Amsterdam (Kidscreen Awards, Gémeaux, Caissies, IBC Awards, SXSW Film Design Awards and much more).

About the LUV
The LUV is the result of collaborative research carried out on a multitude of production sets, and its main strength is that it amalgamates, in a highly original way, software and technology from the digital video game production industry. On top of drawing upon them for its own productions, Groupe Média TFO also plans to provide LUV services to companies for external productions.

À propose du Business Intelligence Group
The Business Intelligence Group was founded with the mission of recognizing true talent and superior performance in the business world. Unlike other industry award programs, these programs are judged by business executives having experience and knowledge. The organization's proprietary and unique scoring system selectively measures performance across multiple business domains and then rewards those companies whose achievements stand above those of their peers.`

SOURCE Groupe Média TFO

For further information: Mélanie Grenier, Communications Coordinator, Coordinatrice des Communications, Groupe Média TFO, mgrenier@tfo.org | 416-968-8321; Maria Jimenez, Chief Operating Officer, Directrice des Opérations, Business Intelligence Group, jmaria@bintelligence.com | 909-529-2737


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