Through its main television production assistance program, known as “MPAP”, the Quebecor Fund supports the Canadian production of television programs with quality content, in French, English and/or Aboriginal languages with the production of an interactive multimedia component using platforms such as interactive television, VOD and/or mobile terminals and, mandatorily, high-speed Internet.
The programs must be broadcasted by a programming undertaking (PU), recognised by the CRTC for program broadcasting. The production’s interactive multimedia component must be made available on high-speed Internet. An interactive television application can be made for distribution on digital decoders. The Quebecor Fund gives priority to projects that use advanced technologies allowing interactivity in both the production’s television component and the multimedia component for high-speed Internet.
More specifically, the Quebecor Fund’s objectives are:
- Financially support the production of original Canadian television programs that offer quality content and are intended for the general public or specific viewers;
- Expand to a wider Canadian audience
- Foster the development of new television models, including interactive television and programming and Internet content synchronisation, to make the best possible use of creative Canadian resources regarding the creation and distribution of television programs using ICTs;
- Encourage partnerships between the broadcasting, telecommunication and ICT industries for the development of new markets;