Quebecor expands its menu by signing a three-year Volume Deal with Endemol Shine International
MONTREAL, October 11, 2016 – In its constant bid to bring the very best entertainment to all of its platforms, Quebecor Content announced today that it has signed an exclusive three-year deal with Endemol Shine International.
This agreement gives Quebecor Content exclusive rights to broadcast a host of highly popular shows within French-speaking Canada, including the 8th Season of MasterChef Australia, one of the world's highest rated reality TV cooking shows. The new lineup of shows also includes other outstanding hits like The Block,Bodyshockers and MasterChef Junior USA.
Through this deal, Quebecor Content solidifies its position as a one of the country's leading players in the acquisition and broadcasting of lifestyle and art-of-living programs. The newly acquired shows will be aired across Quebecor's various platforms, including TVA and the specialized channels CASA and Moi&Cie.
"We're extremely pleased to have signed this exclusive three-year partnership," commented Yann Paquet, Vice President of Acquisitions & Partnerships at Quebecor Content. "It's satisfying to see how the close relationship we've built with Endemol Shine International over the past few years continues to help us bring the best content to our viewers.”
“Endemol Shine International are delighted to partner with Quebecor Content on our lifestyle programming in French-speaking Canada. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Quebecor in bringing our programmes to the French Canadian audience” commented Cathy Payne, Chief Executive, Endemol Shine International.
About Quebecor Content
Quebecor Content, a wholly owned business unit of Quebecor Media, creates, develops, acquires, distributes and exports distinctive, high-quality audio-visual content, providing consumers with a multi-platform experience via the services of Videotron and TVA Group, all while promoting Quebec artists at home and abroad.
About Endemol Shine International:
Global distributor Endemol Shine International has a portfolio of over 38,000 hours of owned and third party programming across scripted and non-scripted genres. This includes Broadchurch, Peaky Blinders, The Fall, Humans, The Frankenstein Chronicles, Code of a Killer, Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, Grantchester, Kingdom, Hot in Cleveland, Home and Away, MasterChef, The Block, 24 Hours in A & E, Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, One Born Every Minute, My Kitchen Rules, The Biggest Loser and Mr Bean.
Endemol Shine International has regionally focused distribution hubs in London, Los Angeles, Paris, Sydney, Miami, Sao Paulo, Moscow, Singapore and Mumbai, which serve broadcasters and other platforms in every market.
Endemol Shine International is part of Endemol Shine Group, the joint venture bringing together Endemol Group and Shine Group, to create a global content creator, producer and distributor with a diverse portfolio of over 600 revenue generating titles across scripted and non-scripted genres; coupled with digital, gaming, and distribution operations.
Endemol Shine Group has creative operations in over 30 markets and in addition to its global, multi-genre library the company has the resources to deliver world-class productions to local broadcasters and other platforms across the globe.
21st Century Fox and funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC jointly manage Endemol Shine Group, with each owning 50 per cent.
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