Nat Geo Docs Set for Club illico in Canada


Quebecor Content has aligned with National Geographic to offer audiences in Québec a selection of documentaries on Club illico.

The deal covers a dozen documentaries in all, kicking off with Eat: The Story of Food, an exploration of one of the most basic human needs and the rich and varied practices our species has developed to satisfy it. Other films in the series include Man V Lion (June), Challenge the Desert (August) and Exploring China: China’s Grand Canal (October), among other fascinating voyages through the amazing natural world and the extraordinary diversity of human cultures. New documentaries will be added monthly on Videotron’s SVOD service Club illico.

These National Geographic documentaries were licensed to Quebecor by Fox Networks Group Content Distribution (FNGCD).

Prentiss Fraser, the executive VP and managing director at FNGCD, commented: “Quebecor Content is an exciting and progressive multiplatform partner with which to do business and we are delighted to have licensed some of our premium National Geographic content for Club illico. We hope to grow our relationship even further over time and anticipate that our exceptional factual stories will be well received by audiences in Québec.”

“Quebecor Content is very pleased to be teaming up with this internationally renowned brand that has been helping viewers discover every corner of our world for more than 15 years,” said Yann Paquet, Quebecor Content’s VP of acquisitions and international development. “We aim to source and deliver content that draws in and delights viewers, and we think National Geographic fits that bill to a tee with its talent for transporting audiences, educating and entertaining them in equal measure.”

“The National Geographic documentaries are an exciting addition to Club illico’s extensive portfolio of premium non-fiction programming,” said Caroline Paquet, Videotron’s senior director of marketing for content and broadcasting. “Our partnerships allow us to give our subscribers access to a wealth of superb content from all over the world.”