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Learning Differently: Digital Learning at the Heart of Schools

Published on 21 September 2016

Toronto, October 17th, 2016 – Canada’s Groupe Média TFO, the leader in French digital educational content in North America and PBS LearningMedia, the media-on-demand service of PBS for educators in the US, announced today a strategic partnership to distribute TFO’s award-winning French educational content on PBS LearningMedia World Language platforms.

Beginning in Spring 2017, more than 1,000 French educational short-form programs produced by TFO in its Toronto studios will be made available through PBS LearningMedia to over 1.8 million teachers and students across 55 states and territories in America. The programming to be provided by TFO is dedicated to serving 2 to 12 year old learners.

“We are thrilled to be including the great French-language resources from TFO into PBS LearningMedia. This will help expand our World Languages content offering,” declared Ed De Leon, Senior Director Product Strategy & Content, PBS LearningMedia.

“We see this as the first step in a wonderful strategic relationship with the most highly respected and credentialed educational media enterprise in the world. We are very proud to be adding our award-winning French-language learning content to this very prestigious PBS digital platform,” said Glenn O”Farrell, President & CEO of Groupe Média TFO.

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About PBS Learning Media

As America’s largest classroom, PBS offers digital content and services for teachers of children from pre-K through 12th grade that help bring classroom lessons to life. PBS LearningMedia, a partnership of PBS and WGBH Educational Foundation, is a free and paid media-on-demand service offering educators access to the best of public media and delivers research-based, classroom-ready digital learning experiences to engage students in exploring curriculum concepts that align with National and Common Core State Standards. Nationwide, more than 1.8 million teachers and users have registered access to more than 120,000 digital resources available through PBS LearningMedia. More information about PBS LearningMedia is available at www.pbslearningmedia.org or by following PBS LearningMedia on Twitter and Facebook.

About Groupe Média TFO

Groupe Média TFO is a premium destination for audiences seeking educational and cultural content in French. It offers stimulating experiences and award-winning content, always at the forefront of digital learning. It operates the number one French-language YouTube Channel in Canada. TFO has received awards and accolades from Austin and Amsterdam (Kidscreen Awards, Gémeaux, Cassies, IBC Awards, SXSW Film Design Awards and more). Proud of its public heritage, it celebrates “la Francophonie” in Ontario and elsewhere in the world.

More information about Groupe Media TFO is available at www.groupemediatfo.org or by following TFO on Groupe Media TFO on Facebook and Twitter.

Information and media requests

Carole Nkoa Franco-Ontarian Community Affairs and Public Relations Officer, Groupe Média TFO

Office: 416-968-8313

Mobile: 416-606-5113

cnkoa@tfo.org

Carla Maggiotto Senior Consultant, Media Profile

Office: 416-342-1829

Mobile: 416-710-8464

carla.maggiotto@mediaprofile.com