TFO content nominated for 11 awards at the Youth Media Alliance's French Awards of Excellence Gala

Nominations include Excellence for Best Television Series or Web Series

TORONTO, April 4, 2016 /CNW/ - Groupe Média TFO and its production partners are proud to announce that TFO's digital content and programs have received 11 nominations for the Youth Media Alliance's French Awards of Excellence, more than any other nominee. Winners will be announced at the Gala at Montreal's Maison de Radio Canada on May 17.

"We are honoured by the recognition, which confirms how fruitful our digital strategy is. TFO is a leading French broadcaster in Canada for audiences aged 2–12," said Glenn O'Farrell, President and Chief Executive Officer, Groupe Média TFO. "On YouTube, TFO's channels have surpassed 200 million views, and TFO is now the medium's number-one provider of French-language educational content in Canada."

Among the nominated productions are:

Award of Excellence for Best Television Series or Web Series

Acquisition of Knowledge and Critical Thinking Skills:
C'est Wow! (Cones) – Produced by: Apartment 11 Productions, broadcast by: Groupe Média TFO

Stimulation of Imagination and Creativity
The Hipaloulas (The Pirate's Treasure) – Produced by: Les Productions Point de mire, broadcast by: Groupe Média TFO.

Aspirational Content
Motel Monstre IV (Kiss of Death) – Produced by: SLALOM Productions, broadcast by: Ici Radio-Canada Télé and Groupe Média TFO

Commitment, Openness and Respect:
Mini TFO My Family and Me (Holden and His Family) – Produced by: Groupe Média TFO, broadcast by: Groupe Média TFO

Emancipation Through Play and Humour
Boum, c'est canon! (Episode 175) – Produced by: Trio Orange, broadcast by: Groupe Média TFO

FLIP Google Translate – Cover (Happy) – Produced by: Groupe Média TFO, broadcast by: Groupe Média TFO

Award of Excellence for Best Interactive Content

Learning
Learn the Five Senses with Charlie – Produced by: Groupe Média TFO and Tobo

Little Champlain – Produced by: Fair-Play and SLALOM Productions

Entertainment
Motel Monstre – Season 5 – Produced by: mbiance and SLALOM Productions

Award of Excellence for Best Online Personality
PL CloutierPart of Flip TFO's team as a collaborator.

Award of Excellence for Best Transmedia Content
Champlain's Dream – Produced by: Fair-Play and SLALOM Productions

"We are delighted to see so many of our productions nominated," said Laurent Guérin, Groupe Média TFO's Chief Content Officer. "We strive to develop innovative, stimulating content to support children in their development. This recognition is only made possible by our exceptional collaboration with our production partners. I would like to congratulate them on their creativity and expertise and thank them for enriching our vision and helping us provide our audiences with high-quality educational Children and Youth content."

Sources:
(1) Socialblade 

About Groupe Média TFO

Groupe Média TFO is a premium destination for audiences seeking educational and cultural content in French. It offers stimulating experiences and award-winning content, always at the forefront of digital learning.

TFO serves 2 million students and 30 000 teachers across Ontario and Canada. It operates the number one French-language YouTube Channel in Canada. TFO has received awards and accolades from Austin and Amsterdam (Kidscreen Awards, Gémeaux, Cassies, IBC Awards, SXSW Film Design Awards and more).

SOURCE Ontario French Language Educational Communications Authority (TFO)

For further information: and media requests: Carole Nkoa, Phone: (416) 968-8313, cnkoa@tfo.org

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