- Les Productions Point de Mire Inc.
- Executive producer: Jean-François Mercier
- Producer: André Monette
- Author: Frédéric Ouellet
- Director: Patrice Sauvé
- 13 x 60 minutes / SRC
- Interactive Components producer: Reeves interactive
- Producers: François Reeves, Marc Reeves
- Project leader: Laurent Mastorgio
- Artistic director: Louno Morose
- Producer’s Website: www.reevesinteractive.com
For the second season of Grande Ourse, we catch up with the characters five years later in a Montreal suburb. Strange phenomena and paranormal activities interfere with people’s lives. The rhythm of this sequel is fast and thoughtfully balanced with action from Louis-Bernard Lapointe and Émile Biron, frantic as ever.
The Website tied to the TV series will pick up where it left out, asking visitors to participate in yet another cyber-investigation. They will interact in a game with 10 levels of inquiry and settings. For this new TV series, cyber-investigators will gain access to a video like online game. They will experience the game first hand and will exchange key objects with other investigators.
- Productions J (star Académie II) inc.
- Producers: Julie Snyder, Jean Lamoureux
- 11 x 90 minutes, 36 x 30 minutes / TVA
- Interactive Components producer: Netgraphe
- Program’s Website: www.staracademie.ca
After a large casting, 14 talented young singers are selected to be part of Star Académie 2004. During their stay at the Académie, they receive a diversified and intensive artistic training to prepare them for their budding career. Daily documentaries present the best moments of life at the Académie. Every Sunday night, during the 90-minute show, stars come to perform with the participants, offering memorable and unique performances. Throughout the series, viewers decide on the fate of the participants. Only one will become the big Star of Star Académie 2004.
The highly interactive Website is constantly updated, offering exclusive content, online voting, photo albums, videos, Web cams, chat, and much more. Visitors to the Website can also learn more about large-scale TV productions through interviews with the makers of Star Académie 2004, from the technical operators to the stylists. The public may also vote through illico.
- Les Productions Maikan inc.
- Producers: Eddy Malenfant, Zachary Bellefleur, Evelyne Saintonge
- Television segment manager: Eddy Malenfant
- 13 x 24 minutes / APTN
- Interactive Components producer: Les Productions Maikan inc.
- Interactive Components manager: Nelson Dumais
- Program’s Website: www.innuaitun.com
For over 12,000 years, the Innus have lived as the nomadic guardians of Nitassinan, a huge territory in Northeastern Canada. Doing so, they’ve acquired a very rich knowledge which they call Innu Aitun. Considering that this unique richness essentially relies on oral tradition, there is some emergency to preserve, i.e. to digitalize, as much of it as possible before it is too late. This way, Innu Aitun will be passed down for the tradition to live on, as well as accessible to non aboriginal for a better understanding of such a different culture.
In order to present and propagate the Innu knowledge and culture, it has been thought off in three audiovisual segments, each one being complementary to the others: a yearly TV series (13 episodes of 30 minutes each on traditional tools), a multimedia Website (including a unique ethno-history section) and an annual specialized DVD (not funded by Le Fonds Vidéotron). Of course, both the TV series and the Website will be ported to the Interactive TV (illico) format.
- Zone3 XIV inc.
- Producer: André Lauzon
- 52 x 30 minutes / Vrak TV
- Interactive Components producer: Zone3
- Producer’s Website: www.Zone3.ca
Anormal is a weekly comedic series for the 9-12 age group. In front of a live audience, four outspoken young guests (10-15 years of age) take on a topic that’s relevant to the show’s audience: they share opinions, jokes, anecdotes, and personal experiences. Anormal is a big playing field where teens can get together, talk about life, about themselves, and feel free to play with what’s edgy, imaginative and funny.
On its Website, Anormal gives its TV fans additional info about the program: pictures, exclusive video segments and also, Anormal’s famous Christopolis Game. A multi-player online adventure, and a world unto itself, Christopolis draws from the most up-to-date, edgy video games out there today. The site is also where young fans can chat, put their knowledge of the show to the test and, last but certainly not least, build Christopolis City together. Christopolis also puts on to the Net a series of innovative applications specifically designed for the interactive Vidéotron platform. These applications allow viewers to find out more about topics featured on the series and even let them design their own television viewing experience.
- Productions Casablanca inc.
- Producer: Joanne Forgues
- Associate producer: Ginette Larose
- 165 minutes (daily) / TVA
- Interactive Components producers: Vidéotron, Bluestreak Technology
- Person in charge: Guy Charbonneau
- Website producer: NURUN
- Person in charge: Sylvain Lefebvre
Ultimatum is a game show based on strategy. This trivia quiz mixes up survival and suspense in a unique style and ambiance. This year, Ultimatum founded thematic tournaments. Each tournament will last 6 weeks with a great prize of $40,000. The topics of the tournaments are trades, families, generations, and artists.
The Website will be online in two phases. The first phase will present useful information about Ultimatum such as the concept and rules of the game, the studio audience form, taping dates, backstage: “a day with Ultimatum”, “The Ultimatum team”, the contestant form, etc. The second phase will allow people to play the game online, in groups of 2, 3, 4 or 5 players, each one with a different user name. People will be able to play as many times as they chose and accumulate points instead of dollars. And while playing, users will be able to chat and invite other contestants for oncoming games.
- Les Productions Vic Pelletier inc.
- Producer: Vic Pelletier
- 26 x 30 minutes / RDI, SRC, CBVT-Québec
- New media producer: Les Productions Vic Pelletier inc.
- New media associate producer: Sam De Champlain
- Producer’s Website: www.pvp.ca
- Program’s Website: www.histoiresoubliees.ca
The forgotten stories are countless. So many secret chests remain sleeping in attics. Striking events, places and characters are still waiting to be brought out of oblivion. It is a quest that takes us to hidden areas, which have remained in the shadows for too long.
The Internet and illico sites propose to recreate, through animation, the eerie anticipation that one experiments when entering a great museum. They aim at reproducing the sensation of discovering something new in every room. The presentation will take the Web surfer further in his understanding of the content and in his quest to the heart of a labyrinth of historical events. The project presents interactive elements, which will combine creativity, interactivity, and knowledge of Canadian history in a game-oriented educational experience. The network interconnection will link visitors both in adversity and in entertainment.