Applicants must satisfy the following criteria in order to be eligible:
- The applicant’s main activity must be the production of audio-visual programming. Quebecor Fund will give priority to producers with significant experience in their sector of activities;
- The applicant will have to demonstrate good financial standing and relevant experience to produce the project outlined in the application;
- The applicant must file a project whose first broadcasting date is subsequent to the deadline for filing the request.
- Projects must include the following main components:
- The production of quality content programs for television distributed by a Canadian PU recognised by the CRTC, in French, English and/or Aboriginal languages;
- The production of an interactive multimedia component using platforms such as interactive television, VOD and/or mobile terminals and, mandatorily, high-speed Internet;
- A signed service agreement with a high-speed Internet service provider for electronic distribution of the project’s broadband multimedia and interactive parts as well as regular website updates, if applicable.
- The project must provide the public with quality content for a long-term period of time, information and continued interest. Among other things, the project can promote the acquisition of knowledge, skills, behaviours, or a combination of the three, by the Canadian public;
- The Fund promotes projects that have also obtained one or more licences for several distribution platforms;
- The Internet site, an integral part of the production, must remain accessible for a minimum period of three (3) years from the first broadcast of the first television program. The producer is at all times responsible for the quality and smooth operation of the site. The site will have to be accessible via a domain name that must contain the name of the production;
- The applicant may also produce a version of the site for interactive television (a ITV version) and must take all actions and settle any agreements to make this version publicly accessible from the first broadcast of the first television program. The ITV site must remain accessible for at least the duration of the broadcasting season and possibly for an additional period for announcements such as results, winners or any other information that may last longer than the program. The producer must host the site on a different server than that of the interactive television platform provider. The quality and good working order of the site is, at all times, the producer’s responsibility. The producer must be sure to inform the interactive television platform provider of this program’s broadcasting schedule, as well any changes made to it. If applicable, the applicant must have an agreement with an interactive television supplier and provide the appropriate documentation concerning the broadcasting methods and resources put in place;