FRV Média Inc.

FRV Média Inc.

October 06, 2005 11:55 ET

Raynald Briere Elected Chairman of the Board of FRV Media

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 6, 2005) - The board of directors of FRV Media Inc. ("FRV Media") (TSX VENTURE:FRV) has elected Raynald Briere as company chairman.

With 30 years of experience in the media, Raynald Briere brings a wealth of in-depth industry knowledge to FRV Media. After starting out as a journalist with CHEM television in Trois-Rivieres, Mr. Briere became general manager of the station and then of CHLT radio in Sherbrooke. In the early 1980s, he was director of programming for CKAC and then general manager of CJMS in Montreal and vice-president of the Radiomutuel network.

From there, Mr. Briere moved to general manager of CKAC and vice-president of Radiomedia, actively participating in its turnaround. He joined the TVA Group in 1998 as vice-president, specialty channels. He then became senior vice-president, broadcasting, and, successively, president and CEO. In August 2004, he was named president and COO of Radio Nord Communications, which operates five television stations and fourteen radio stations.

Raynald Briere also sits on the boards of Kangourou Media Inc., the Quebec Federation of Chambers of Commerce and the Jean-Duceppe Theatre Company.

In keeping with the stock option plan approved by shareholders on February 17, 2000, Mr. Briere was granted options to acquire 160,000 Class A shares of the company at the exercise price of $0.25 each, the closing price on the day before the option was granted. The options, which expire on October 5, 2010, can be exercised at a rate of 40,000 shares per year beginning on the anniversary date.


FRV Media Inc. is a producer, exporter and integrator of quality content deployed across multiple platforms: television, cinema, multimedia and publishing. Through its wholly owned subsidiaries Cite-Amerique,, FRV Media International and INEO, the company creates and distributes dramatic content (TV series, made-for-TV movies and feature films), youth programs, children's programs, documentaries, variety shows, magazine-style series and education, training and career-planning information. It is also involved in dubbing and event coverage and recording.

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