|By Marketwired .||
|July 31, 2014 08:01 AM EDT||
MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwired) -- 07/31/14 --
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Pierre Dion, President and CEO of Quebecor Inc. and Quebecor Media Inc., is pleased to announce the creation of Media Group, the new group dedicated to entertainment and news. Media Group includes TVA Group Inc., Sun Media Corporation, QMI Agency, Out-of-Home, Quebecor Media Sales, Messageries Dynamiques and Quebecor Media Printing Inc.
"Consumers' media habits have continued to evolve in recent years," says Pierre Dion. "The creation of Media Group maximizes the division's strengths and combines our skills to provide better, more diverse and distinctive content."
With this new group, Quebecor Media Inc. aims to offer its customers new experiences via their choice of platforms, while maintaining the strengths of the brands now contained within Media Group.
"Media Group allows us to deliver our content more efficiently and with more agility across all our platforms, and to further our convergence offer which has made our company such a success," adds Pierre Dion.
Julie Tremblay will head Media Group and TVA Group Inc.
Media Group will be headed by Julie Tremblay, who becomes President and CEO of this new group. She also will serve as President and CEO of TVA Group Inc.
"Recognized for her leadership and vision, Julie Tremblay is the ideal person to lead both Media Group and TVA Group Inc.," says Pierre Dion. "She is a highly talented manager who has worked at Quebecor Inc. for more than 25 years. Her in-depth knowledge of the organization and the industry will certainly be an asset for advancing Media Group's brands. She has my full confidence."
"I am very pleased to accept this new challenge, which represents an opportunity to develop a more integrated, multiplatform and convergent offer for all our audiences and our advertisers," says Julie Tremblay. "We will focus our efforts on continuing our strategic transformation to strengthen our leadership in entertainment and news media, while contributing to the profitability of TVA Group Inc. and Quebecor Media Inc. Every Media Group brand can be further developed by leveraging their respective strengths across all platforms: television, print, web, tablet and mobile."
Julie Tremblay appointed to the Board of Directors of TVA Group Inc.
The Board of Directors of TVA Group Inc. also announces the appointment of Julie Tremblay as Director. In her new role on the TVA Group Board of Directors, she replaces Pierre Dion, who has announced he is resigning from the Board, but will remain a permanent guest of the Board.
Julie Tremblay has worked for Quebecor since 1989. She was Human Resources Vice-President for eight years and Chief Operating Officer for Sun Media Corporation, before becoming CEO in 2013. Prior to joining Quebecor, Julie practiced law with a major law firm. She has been a member of the Quebec Bar since 1984, and earned her BA in political science at McGill University.
Quebecor, a Canadian telecommunications, entertainment and news media leader, is one of the best-performing integrated communications companies in the industry. Driven by their determination to deliver the best possible customer experience, all of Quebecor's subsidiaries and brands are differentiated by their high-quality, multiplatform, convergent products and services.
Quebecor (TSX:QBR.A)(TSX:QBR.B) is firmly based in Quebec. It holds a 75.36% interest in Quebecor Media, which employs more than 15,000 people in Canada.
A family business founded in 1950, Quebecor is strongly committed to the community. Every year, it actively supports people working with more than 400 organizations in the vital fields of culture, health, education, the environment and entrepreneurship.
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About TVA Group inc.
TVA Group Inc., a subsidiary of Quebecor Media Inc., is an integrated communications company engaged in the creation, production, broadcast and distribution of audiovisual products, and in magazine publishing. TVA Group Inc. is the largest broadcaster of French-language entertainment, information and public affairs programming in North America, the largest publisher of French-language magazines, and one of the largest private-sector producers of French-language content. The Corporation's Class B shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol TVA.B.
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