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Quebecor

Quebecor Inc.
Native name
Québecor Inc.
Company typePublic
TSXQBR.A
TSXQBR.B
S&P/TSX Composite Component
IndustryTelecommunications, Diversified media and broadcasting
Founded1965[1]
FounderPierre Péladeau
Headquarters,
Canada
Area served
Most of Canada through various subsidiaries
Key people
Pierre Karl Péladeau (CEO, President and Chairman, majority shareholder)
ServicesAdvertising
Marketing
Publishing
RevenueIncrease CA$4.532 billion (Fiscal Year Ended 31 December 2022)[2]
Increase CA$810.1 million (Fiscal Year Ended 31 December 2022)[2]
Increase CA$596.7 million (Fiscal Year Ended 31 December 2022)[2]
Total assetsDecrease CA$10.625 billion (Fiscal Year Ended 31 December 2022)[2]
Total equityIncrease CA$1.357 billion (Fiscal Year Ended 31 December 2022)[2]
OwnerPierre Karl Péladeau (majority shareholder) through Les Placements Péladeau inc. (74.13%)
Number of employees
8,832 (2022)
DivisionsLe SuperClub Vidéotron
Freedom Mobile
TVA Group
Vidéotron
VMedia
SubsidiariesQuebecor Media
Websitewww.quebecor.com

Quebecor Inc. is a Canadian diversified media and telecommunications company serving Québec based in Montreal. It was spelled Quebecor in both English and French until May 2012, when shareholders voted to add the acute accent, Québecor, in French only.[3][4][5]

The company was founded in 1965 by Pierre Péladeau and remains run by his family. Quebecor Inc. owns Quebecor Media and formerly owned the printing company Quebecor World.[6]

Assets

Telecommunications

Media

  • Groupe TVA[15][16]
  • Quebecor Content (television content production)[22]
  • Le Journal de Montréal (Montréal newspaper)
  • Le Journal de Québec (Québec City newspaper)
  • 24 Heures (free newspaper)
  • J5 mobile app
  • QUB Radio (online radio and podcast platform)
  • QUB Musique (music streaming platform)
  • NumériQ[23]
    • Billie
    • En 5 minutes
    • Le Sac de chips
    • Pèse sur Start
    • Porte-monnaie
    • Silo 57
    • TABLOÏD
    • Le Guide de l’auto
  • Groupe Livre Québecor Média (book publishing)[24]
    • Groupe Sogides (general literature)
      • Groupe Homme
        • Les Éditions de l'Homme
        • Le Jour Éditeur
        • Les Éditions La Griffe
        • Les Éditions Petit Homme
        • Juniper Publishing (English-language publishing)
      • Groupe Charron Éditeur
        • Éditions La Semaine
        • Recto-Verso Éditeur
      • Groupe Ville-Marie Littérature
        • Éditions VLB
        • Éditions de l'Hexagone
        • Les Éditions du Journal
        • Éditions TYPO
        • Les Éditions de La Bagnole
      • Groupe Librex
        • Éditions Libre Expression
        • Éditions Stanké
        • Les Éditions Publistar
        • Éditions Trécarré
        • Éditions Logiques
    • Les Éditions CEC (school books)
    • Messageries ADP (distribution)[19]
  • Quebecor Advertising Sales & Marketing[25]
  • Quebecor Out of Home[26]
  • Mirabel Printing (newspaper printing)[19]
  • Agence QMI (press agency)

Sports and entertainment

Sponsorship

Quebecor headquarters in Downtown Montreal

The company began a push towards sports: it acquired the naming rights and a management contract for the Videotron Centre, currently owns the Quebec Remparts of the QMJHL, has backed a proposed National Hockey League expansion franchise in Quebec City (which would bring the NHL back to the city for the first time since the Quebec Nordiques were relocated in 1995, and would play at the new arena), and launched a TVA-branded sports network in 2011.[4][31]

On 20 July 2015, Quebecor officially submitted its application for an NHL expansion team in Quebec City. The application has since passed two phases of league scrutiny, with a final decision expected in early 2016.[32]

Corporate governance

Former Prime Minister of Canada Brian Mulroney served as chair of the board before his death in February 2024.[33]

Current members of the board of directors of Quebecor Inc. are:[34] Françoise Bertrand, Jean La Couture, Sylvie Lalande, Pierre Laurin, A. Michel Lavigne, Geneviève Marcon, and Normand Provost.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Quebecor's Founder". Quebecor Inc. Retrieved 20 June 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Quebecor Inc. Consolidated financial statements". Quebecor. 31 December 2022. Retrieved 29 April 2023.
  3. ^ "Les actionnaires de Québecor votent pour l'ajout d'un accent" (in French). The Canadian Press. 10 May 2012. Retrieved 26 March 2013.
  4. ^ a b Van Praet, Nicolas (9 April 2012). "Quebecor to propose French version of name for Quebec". Financial Post. Montreal. Retrieved 26 March 2013.
  5. ^ Van Praet, Nicolas (2 February 2012). "Quebec puts accent on linguistic correctness". Financial Post. Montreal. Retrieved 26 March 2013.
  6. ^ "Quebecor announces the closing of the purchase of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec's interest in Quebecor Media and the issuance of a convertible debenture".
  7. ^ "Videotron – Québecor".
  8. ^ Jordan Pinto (13 July 2021). "Quebecor readies unscripted-focused streamer VRAI". Playback. Retrieved 24 September 2021.
  9. ^ "Our services | Pay-per-view Events & Movies".
  10. ^ "Videotron Business – Québecor".
  11. ^ "MAtv, Videotron's community channel – Québecor".
  12. ^ a b "Videotron le superclub and Microplay – Québecor".
  13. ^ "SETTE Postproduction – Québecor".
  14. ^ Dobby, Christine (28 July 2022). "If you live in the GTA, Quebecor could soon be your ISP as it snaps up small internet and TV provider VMedia". Toronto Star. Retrieved 28 July 2022.
  15. ^ "Television – Québecor".
  16. ^ "Pierre Karl Péladeau quitte la direction de Québecor - Le reportage de Chu Anh Pham". CanoeTV. Retrieved 29 March 2023.
  17. ^ "TVA+ | Quebecor Expertise Media".
  18. ^ "Publications du Groupe TVA | Groupe TVA".
  19. ^ a b c d "Distribution – Québecor".
  20. ^ "MELS – Québecor".
  21. ^ "TVA Group acquires Incendo group | Groupe TVA".
  22. ^ "Quebecor Content – Québecor".
  23. ^ "NumériQ – Québecor".
  24. ^ "Groupe Livre Québecor Média". 2022. Retrieved 27 December 2022.
  25. ^ "Advertising Sales & Marketing – Québecor".
  26. ^ "Out of home – Québecor".
  27. ^ "Music – Québecor".
  28. ^ a b Frédéric Tomesco (10 February 2021). "Québecor deepens music push with Audiogram acquisition". Montreal Gazette. Retrieved 18 July 2021.
  29. ^ "Gestev – Québecor".
  30. ^ a b "Quebec Major Junior Hockey League – Québecor".
  31. ^ Magder, Jason. "New TVA Sports channel takes a shot at RDS". Montreal Gazette. Retrieved 27 July 2011.
  32. ^ "Dreger Report: Expansion on the agenda at 'special' meeting". Bell Media. 8 January 2016. Retrieved 9 January 2016.
  33. ^ "Brian Mulroney to be named chairman of media and telecom giant Quebecor". The Globe and Mail. 29 May 2014. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
  34. ^ Quebecor | Board of Directors Archived 21 May 2012 at the Wayback Machine
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