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SOURCE Ontario French Language Educational Communications Authority (TFO)

TORONTO, May 29, 2014 /CNW/ - TFO and its production partners won a record number of awards at the Prix d'excellence of the Youth Media Alliance (YMA), held May 27. Of the roughly 15 awards handed out, six (6) were won by TFO. Groupe Média TFO's educational contents, and in particular the contribution of Annick Snell, Director of Coproductions and Acquisitions, Children's and Youth Programming, were lauded by the industry, that was thoroughly charmed by TFO's digital and television contents.

Children have always been at the heart of it all for Annick Snell, winner of the Outstanding Achievement Award. She has proven her flair for successful multi-platform projects as well as her commitment to developing quality productions. Throughout her career, she has worked on many high-calibre productions, such as Motel Monstre, Les jumelles, Miam!, Au défi and Là est la question!, as well as numerous others. Her acquisitions reflect the same dedication to quality, with series like Mouk, Sid le petit scientifique and Le petit royaume de Ben et Holly, programs that stimulate the quick and lively minds of the target audience.

"Our vision, when it comes to programming, is based on the educational quality of our Children's and Youth contents, their variety and the diversity of the type of programs that we offer our young audience. We support our audience as it grows and develop a relationship of trust with their parents so they can navigate through intelligent, entertaining, and multi-platform programming," explained Annick Snell, Director of Coproductions and Acquisitions, Children's and Youth Programming, Groupe Média TFO.

"I'm very happy, but mostly proud, to see that the Youth Media Alliance has awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award to Annick Snell. Over the last 15 years, I've been lucky enough to develop a close collaborative relationship with Annick, who has always shown a flair for youth programming that is as innovative as it is relevant," stated Marie-Pierre Gariepy, Producer, Slalom Productions.

Among the winners of an Award of Excellence:

1, 2, 3... Géant - Application (Téléfiction Productions)

  • Award of Excellence: Best Interactive Content - Preschool
  • Parents' Award

Là est la question! (Productions La Fête (Cinéastes) / Productions Avenida)

  • Award of Excellence: Best Crossmedia Project
  • Award of Excellence: Best Interactive Content - age 7+ - Web site

Motel Monstre  (Productions Slalom - Mbiance)

  • Award of Excellence: Best Television Program - Openness and Respect

"These past few years, TFO has taken every opportunity to provide Children's and Youth Programming that is rich and unique, and has made it accessible to every consumer at all times, no matter where they are. I want to extend my sincerest congratulations to the producers, whose creativity and expertise enrich our programming, a true source of highly educational content for children and their parents," said Laurent Guérin, Chief Content Officer, Groupe Média TFO.

To find out more about TFO's Children and Youth Programming: http://www3.tfo.org/emissions/mini

About Groupe Média TFO
Groupe Media TFO is a premium destination for children and audiences seeking educational and innovative content in French. It provides stimulating experiences and award-winning content on the cutting-edge of digital learning. The TFO channel, Mini TFO, and edululu.org, the first online evaluation and ranking service for educational apps in French and English, are some of the offerings of Groupe Média TFO.

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