“RÉVOLUTION” FORMAT SHORT-LISTED FOR C21 INTERNATIONAL AWARDS
MONTREAL, March 22, 2019 – The entire TVA team sends its heartfelt congratulations to
Quebecor Content and Fair-Play for their C21 International Awards nomination, as their production Révolution finds itself short-listed for Best Competition Reality Format. Every year, these prestigious awards celebrate the best TV formats from around the world.
Created by Quebecor Content and Fair-Play, Révolution has undoubtedly been the TV sensation of the fall 2018 season, with nearly 1.3 million viewers and a weekly market share of 34.8%*. The show was particularly popular among adults aged 25 to 54. As a result of the its initial success, a second season has been confirmed for this fall on TVA.
This was the first TV production in the world to use a ground-breaking 128-camera apparatus providing amazing 360-degree perspectives – a technique that was developed in Quebec especially for Révolution. The concept is generating lots of international buzz, having already been sold in France and Spain. The show is also an online hit, with one of its duo performances generating over 19 million online views – and counting!
“We’re extremely proud to see Révolution stand out on the internationally with this first C21 International Awards nomination, alongside some of the world’s top productions,” declares Guy Villeneuve, President, Fair-Play.
“With Révolution, our goal has always been to showcase the immense talent of local dancers for the benefit of Quebec viewers,” adds Ginette Viens, Vice President, Brands & Content, Quebecor Content. “Obviously, we were also very keen on taking the format abroad, which is why we’re so overjoyed with this prestigious C1 International Awards nomination. This honour will no doubt contribute to generating even more buzz for the show on a global scale.”
Winners of the 2019 Format Awards – C21 Media will be announced April 6, 2019.
*Source: Numeris, French Quebec, September 3 to December 2, 2018, T2+à
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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.