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Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB) renews its efforts to preserve Louisiana’s French language heritage with the announcement to extend their distribution agreement with Groupe Média TFO, the leader in French educational content in North America. LPB will provide an additional two years of award-winning TFO educational content to French-speakers and future French-speakers throughout Louisiana on its 24-hour children’s channel, LPB PBS Kids.

“Since they debuted on the LPB network, TFO’s educational shows have enriched French culture for our young residents,” said Beth Courtney, President and CEO of Louisiana Public Broadcasting. “We are very proud to offer unique and fun learning experiences for Francophone and Francophiles in Louisiana. We congratulate Groupe Média TFO as it inspires children every day with its great creativity.”

LPB provides 14 hours of French-language children’s programming weekly, content designed for children ages 2-8. In addition to TFO content, this block also includes French-language versions of some PBS favorites like Peg + Chat (Peg + Cat) and Le Village de Dany (Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood).

“Proudly educational and proudly Francophone, TFO is happy to contribute to the growth of minority French-speaking communities in Canada and all across the world. By renewing this broadcasting partnership with LPB, we ensure that the Francophone heritage of Louisiana is celebrated and that it resonates for new and future generations,” said Éric Minoli, Chief Operating Officer, Groupe Média TFO.

Broadcast for the first time on LPB PBS Kids on April 18, 2016, TFO Creations convey essential skills, values and abilities to help their young audiences grow up and become enlightened world citizens. The programs also reinforce LPB’s common mission with CODOFIL (Council for the Development of French in Louisiana) to provide fun educational experiences for French immersion students and a powerful instruction tool for French teachers.

About Louisiana Public Broadcasting Since 1975, Louisiana Public Broadcasting has been the public television network for the state of Louisiana with stations in Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Monroe and Shreveport. LPB is also affiliated with WLAE-TV in New Orleans. In addition to its award-winning documentaries about the history and people of Louisiana, LPB is dedicated to helping children throughout the state develop their literacy, math and science skills through its numerous educational outreach programs.

About Groupe Média TFO Groupe Média TFO is an essential destination for audiences seeking educational and cultural content in French. It offers stimulating experiences and award-winning content, at the cutting edge of digital learning. TFO serves 2 million students and 135,000 teachers and educators all over Ontario and Canada. With 1.2 billion views on its 22 YouTube channels, TFO operates Canada’s number one French-language channel, Mini ABC, for which it received a Golden Play Button award. From Austin to Amsterdam, Groupe Média TFO’s content has won multiple prizes: Kidscreen Awards, Gémeaux Awards, Cassies, IBC Awards, SXSW Film Design Awards, and many more.


Jason Viso - LPB Director of Programming & Content 225.767.4210 jviso@lpb.org

Colleen Spillane – LPB Public Information Officer 225.767.4453 cspillane@lpb.org