MONTREAL, Feb. 3, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Le Journal de Montréal and Le Journal de Québec are starting the year on a high note with a significant gain in subscriptions. In total, the two newspapers recorded an exceptional increase of 16,000 subscribers, or 10%, compared to the same period last year, confirming once again their position as Quebec leaders in information.
"This spike in subscriptions shows beyond any doubt that readers want and still want their paper edition. We will continue to leave the readers the choice to get the news on all our platforms. Thanks to our diverse and comprehensive offering, we are also able to meet our advertisers' specific needs and effectively reach their target consumer," said Lyne Robitaille, Senior Vice-President, Newspapers, Quebecor Media Group.
Digital technology still on the rise
The J5 apps of our two dailies are a definite success with 200,000 downloads. The websites for Le Journal de Montréal and Le Journal de Québec, which now offer unlimited free access to all their content via tablet, computer and smartphone, are not to be outdone either: each has posted an impressive growth of 45% in the number of visits over the same period last year.1
The social media presence of Le Journal de Montréal and Le Journal de Québec content has also expanded considerably in the past months. With more than 600,000 Facebook followers, the pages of the two newspapers have a powerful reach in Quebec media. Le Journal de Montréal and Le Journal de Québec were also the first French-language media in Canada to publish content directly via Facebook Instant Articles.
The robust growth enjoyed by our dailies undeniably reflects their special place in Quebec's consumption habits. Le Journal de Montréal and Le Journal de Québec would like to take this opportunity to thank their many readers for these excellent results.
1Source: Google Analytics, 2015–2016.
About Quebecor Media Group newspapers
Quebecor Media Group newspapers include Le Journal de Montréal, Le Journal de Québec and 24 Heures, which are available in print and electronic versions. In addition, Quebecor Media Group newspapers provide readers with the option of reading content on various digital platforms, including web sites (journaldemontreal.com, journaldequebec.com, and journaldemontreal.com/24heures) and the free customizable J5 mobile app from Le Journal de Montréal and Le Journal de Québec.
SOURCE Quebecor Media Group
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