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Bell buys TV community

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Photograph: The Canadian Press

Bell Canada head workplace is seen on Nun’s Island, in Montreal.

Bell Media has an settlement to purchase Quebec-based Groupe V Media’s standard TV community and Noovo video-on-demand service for an undisclosed worth.

The transaction is topic to regulatory approvals and does not embody Groupe V’s specialty channels Elle Fictions and Max.

The transaction will add French-language standard TV to Bell Media Quebec’s programming portfolio, a subsidiary of BCE’s telecommunications and media group stated in an announcement Wednesday.

Managed by Quebec’s Remillard household, Groupe V Media is a personal firm that counts three different shareholders, two of that are owned at arm’s size by the province: Investissement Quebec and the Caisse pension fund supervisor. Along with the Fonds de solidarite FTQ, a labour-sponsored fund, that they had a stake of 45 per cent as of 2014.

In 2013 Groupe V introduced the acquisition of the MusiquePlus and MusiMax specialty channels from Bell Media.

Maxime Remillard, Groupe V Media’s founder and president, stated in an announcement that Bell Media will make sure the survival of the francophone standard tv community in a quickly altering market.

“The trade through which we’re evolving is consistently, deeply and quickly altering,” Remillard stated in a launch. “Bell Media will definitely enable V to proceed to evolve and attain out to the Quebec public on an enormous scale.”

Apart from its flagship TV station is in Quebec Metropolis, Groupe V owns stations in Montreal, Saguenay, Sherbrooke and Trois-Rivieres and affiliate stations in three different Quebec communities.

Bell Media owns the CTV Montreal English Channel together with two-dozen different stations in 14 communities.

“We stay up for persevering with to work intently with the native Francophone manufacturing neighborhood in delivering extremely partaking unique programming on V,” Bell Media Quebec president Karine Moses stated in a launch.

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