MONTREAL, Jan. 31, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - TC Media is pleased to announce that it has acquired all of the shares of Groupe Modulo, publisher of French-language educational resources and materials and a
subsidiary of Nelson Education. This transaction brings Groupe Modulo into the Media Books and
Education Division of TC Media, which also includes Chenelière Éducation, the leading publisher of French-language educational resources in
Canada, Les Éditions Caractère and Les Éditions Transcontinental.
This transaction enriches TC Media's educational offering, further
strengthening its leading position in higher education in Québec and
enhancing its presence in the educational market in French communities
across the country. Groupe Modulo is an educational publisher that
serves every level of the school system, from kindergarten to
university, in the French and French-immersion markets across Canada.
Its textbooks and innovative materials meet the learning needs of
pupils and students, as well as the professional development needs of
"We are proud to have Modulo, a Québec publisher with an excellent
reputation for its editorial approach and educational materials, join
the Books and Education Division of TC Media. The resources published
by Modulo will enrich our catalogue by some 3,000 titles, bringing its
total to over 11,000," said Jacques Rochefort, Senior Vice President,
Books, TC Media, and President and General Manager of Chenelière
Éducation. "The Group's strength will allow us to continue developing
our already highly diversified print and digital offering in order to
better face future challenges in the publishing industry. We will also
be in a better position to meet the needs of French students and
teachers across Canada."
"Groupe Modulo has enjoyed considerable success as part of the Nelson
Education family and this transaction serves to further strengthen the
business for strategic success. We have enjoyed an important
relationship with TC Transcontinental, our long-time printing and
publishing partner, and believe that Modulo will gain further advantage
by growing within TC Media," said Greg Nordal, President & CEO of
Groupe Modulo will operate as a separate legal entity in TC Media, which
will continue to publish the same titles under the Modulo brand,
remaining true to the brand's own editorial philosophy.
About Groupe Modulo
Groupe Modulo, as a French-language publisher, has been publishing
top-notch educational resources and materials for more than 35 years.
Serving every level of the educational system, from kindergarten to
university, Groupe Modulo strives to meet the needs of educators,
students and pupils across Canada in the French and French-language
immersion markets in Québec and in the rest of Canada.
About TC Media Books Inc.
TC Media Books Inc. is composed of Chenelière Éducation, Éditions
Caractère, Éditions Transcontinental, Groupe Modulo and TC Media's book
distribution operations. Chenelière Éducation, the largest publisher of
French-language educational resources in Canada, publishes more than
2,500 authors at every level of the education system, from kindergarten
to university, including adult education, the professional sector and
teaching resources. Les Éditions Caractère, with its well-known
collections, is the leader in Québec's supplemental educational
publishing market and has a strong catalogue of books for the general
public. Les Éditions Transcontinental publishes about 50 titles a year
on personal growth, career development, the consumer society, health,
parenting and relationships.
About TC Media
Canada's leading provider of media and marketing activation solutions,
employing about 4,000 people, TC Media reaches 24 million consumers in
Canada through its integrated multiplatform offering that includes
print and digital media, the production of magazines, newspapers, books
and custom content, mass and personalized marketing, interactive and
mobile applications, TV production and door-to-door distribution.
TC Media is a brand of Transcontinental Inc. (TSX: TCL.A, TCL.B,
TCL.PR.D), which has about 9,500 employees in Canada and the United
States, and reported revenues of C$2.1 billion in 2012. Website www.tc.tc.
SOURCE: Transcontinental inc.
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