Banff World Media Festival
“POUR SARAH” WINS AWARD FOR
WORLD’S BEST FRENCH-LANGUAGE TV SHOW
MONTREAL, June 13, 2016 – The entire TVA team extends its heartfelt congratulations to Encore Télévision and Duo Productions, who just won one of the most prestigious prizes at the Rockie Awards ceremony with the series Pour Sarah, based on a true story.
The poignant series was a TV event that touched the hearts of Quebec audiences last fall, drawing an average of 1,545,000* viewers. It was named best French-language TV show in the world – an award that now offers worldwide visibility for the talented production team.
“For TVA, this honour reaffirms the high production quality of Pour Sarah, a show that attracted viewers from all generations and helped raise awareness for social issues that went far beyond this one story,” declared Suzane Landry, Senior Director, Stations & Programming, TVA Group. “We want to congratulate François Rozon, his team from Encore Télévision, Anne Boyer and Michel D'Astous, everyone at Duo Productions, writer Michelle Allen, director Érick Tessier and the entire cast of the show. We’re extremely proud of this touching series, filled with emotion, intrigue and courage, and we’re delighted that it was recognized today with such a prestigious prize.”
“Pour Sarah is the result of some remarkable work from a highly talented creative team, combined with the powerful brand and content people at Quebecor Content,” added Ginette Viens, Vice President, Brands & Content, Quebecor Content. “We’re very proud that the fruits of this collaboration were recognized by our international peers.”
*Source: Numeris, French Quebec, Mon-Sun, 2am-2am, September 7 to December 6, 2015
About TVA Group
TVA Group Inc., a subsidiary of Quebecor Media Inc., is an integrated communications company involved in the TV broadcasting, film and audiovisual production, and magazine industries. TVA Group Inc. is the largest broadcaster of entertainment, information and public affairs programming, as well as one of the largest private production companies. It is also the largest publisher of French-language magazines, as well as the publisher of several popular English-language magazines in Canada. Its class B shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol TVA.B.
About Quebecor Content
Quebecor Content, a wholly owned business unit of Quebecor Media Inc., creates, develops, acquires, distributes and exports distinctive, high-quality audio-visual content, providing consumers with a multi-platform experience via Videotron and TVA Group services and promoting Quebec artists at home and abroad.