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Montreal, May 16, 2018 – Groupe V Média and Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution announced today a major agreement that provides Canada’s largest independent broadcaster privileged access to the FX network’s portfolio of internationally renowned premium content. Starting this fall, specialty channel MAX will air exclusive content from the prestigious U.S. broadcast network, in French.
“The ambition and innovation of Groupe V Média is also reflected in major associations with the biggest international players, such as the one we are announcing today with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution,” said Dimitri Gourdin, Executive Vice President, Strategy and Communications. “In a world where television series are more popular than ever, MAX presents the world’s best fiction shows, in French. This agreement confirms once again that we are delivering on our promise! “
“We are very excited about this partnership with Groupe V Média and strongly believe that MAX is the ideal home for FX’s first-rate premium programming,” affirms Jean Vezina, Vice-President of Programs Sales at 20th Century Fox Incendo Television Distribution Inc. “With award-winning dramatic series and situational comedies—this incredible catalogue of premium television is sure to please Quebec audiences.”
FX Networks received 55 Emmy® Award nominations in 2017, the most of any basic cable network in the U.S. for the fourth consecutive year, after winning a basic cable record 18 Emmy Awards in 2016. The multi-year agreement will enable MAX to present critically acclaimed series such as Snowfall, Atlanta, Legion, Trust, American Crime Story, FEUD, You’re the Worst, and much more.
“We want to offer our viewers the best television series on the market and in that respect, we are extremely pleased to formalize this agreement. An entire programming block on the MAX prime time schedule will be devoted to the FX network’s portfolio of premium series on Monday nights, a key position in the channel’s program lineup”, explains Brigitte Vincent, Vice President, Content. “More popular than ever, MAX has tripled its market share since it was repositioned almost two years ago. MAX is definitely the destination to watch the best TV shows in French.”
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About Groupe V Média
Groupe V Média, a Quebec company operating in the field of entertainment and content distribution, is the largest independent media group in Canada. Groupe V Média owns conventional television network V, specialty channels MusiquePlus and MAX and the video on demand and content platform Noovo.ca, online boutique BoutiqueNoovo.ca as well as the 25Stanley sports news site. Its innovative content delivery strategies featuring strong, eye-catching and unifying themes enable its properties to reach a large audience on a multitude of platforms, at any time, adapting to today’s new consumer and business realities.
About Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution
A unit of 21st Century Fox, Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution is a global leader in the distribution of award-winning motion pictures, television programming and entertainment content across Pay, Basic and Free TV, and Subscription Video on Demand. Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution connects audiences around the world with premium content from the production divisions of Twentieth Century Fox Films, Twentieth Century Fox Television and FX Productions, as well as other 21st Century Fox companies. These production units are collectively responsible for some of the world’s greatest film and television content which includes the recent Academy Award®-winning films The Shape of Water and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri; superhero franchises X-Men and Deadpool; the hit musical drama The Greatest Showman; fan-favorite series such as This is Us, Modern Family, American Horror Story, Empire, Bones and Family Guy; the longest-running primetime scripted series in the history of television, The Simpsons, as well as Fox Networks Group and National Geographic Channels scripted and unscripted series and formats.