Press release — For immediate release
Montreal, Mai 14th, 2019 – This fall, Groupe V Média will be introducing a new specialty television channel in Quebec : ELLE Fictions. Featuring 100% fiction programming, in French, the channel will present the most popular films and television series available today and classics that will immerse viewers in nostalgic moments. To achieve the goals it has set for the new channel, Groupe V Média has partnered with Lagardère, the French group which owns the prestigious ELLE brand, to create ELLE Fictions. The Lagardère Group is thus entrusting Groupe V Média to develop a new international experience for the iconic brand on television.
“With ELLE Fictions, we are not only taking the innovative step of introducing an iconic brand into the Quebec television landscape but we are also initiating a new way of connecting with the brand by expanding it to a new medium and creating a tailor-made extension for Groupe V Média”, explains Dimitri Gourdin, Executive Vice President, Head of Group Strategy for Groupe V Média. “This is an unparalleled opportunity for us to launch our new TV channel. With its tremendous reputation and the outstanding values it embodies, ELLE Fictions will attract the attention of both subscribers and advertisers and accelerate the development of our new channel by crystallising our target audience.”
“This unprecedented partnership allows us to test an innovative formula for our brand and enhance its international equity by expanding its presence in television. We are pleased to be partnering with an organization such as Groupe V Média that offers the energy and agility to showcase our brand in a unique way. Only powerful brands like ELLE have the ability to develop beyond the original product and thus strengthen the emotional connection with its audience”, adds François Coruzzi, CEO, ELLE International Licenses, Lagardère.
ELLE Fictions : Your TV series. Your films. Your pleasure.
Scheduled to launch August 26th, ELLE Fictions is a specialty channel that will present current and classic TV series and movies that arouse passion and strong emotions. The channel’s programming will offer viewers opportunities to dream, escape and relive moments of nostalgia.
Dawson’s Creek, Desperate Housewives, Gossip Girl, Gilmore Girls, the new generation of Dynasty, the exclusive For the People from Shonda Rhimes, the telenovela Pasion Prohibida and Road to Avonlea are only a few of the great TV series that will make up the channel’s program schedule. It’s also important to note that the programming lineup will also include an impressive array of films that include television premieres, great classics, Hallmark original movies and movies based on Harlequin novels.
Groupe V Média has entered into agreements with several distributors and studios for the acquisition of television series and films to be broadcast on ELLE Fictions, including CBS Studios International, Disney-ABC Television Group, Warner Bros., Universal Studios and Sony Pictures. An exclusive output agreement was also signed with Crown Media – Hallmark.
About Groupe V Media
Groupe V Media, a Quebec company operating in the field of entertainment and content distribution, is the largest independent media group in Canada. Groupe V Media owns conventional television network V, specialty channels ELLE Fictions and MAX and the video on demand and content platform Noovo.ca as well as the 25Stanley sports news site. Groupe V Media’s 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.
The ELLE network now reaches over 33 million readers worldwide with 45 editions of ELLE in 43 countries, 25 editions of ELLE Décoration, 5 editions of ELLE à Table, 2 editions of ELLE Men and 1 edition of ELLE Girl. The network also includes 45 ELLE websites which attract an audience of more than 100 million unique visitors per month. The Lagardère group, owner of the ELLE & ELLE Decoration brands, has partnerships all over the world with prestigious publishing houses through licensing agreements. With Hearst Magazines, it publishes 15 editions of ELLE and 12 editions of ELLE Decoration in 14 countries. With Burda, Aller, Ringier and 21 other partners in 29 countries, it publishes 30 editions of ELLE and 13 editions of ELLE Decoration. The Lagardère group is a global leader in content publishing, production, broadcasting and distribution, whose powerful brands leverage its virtual and physical networks to attract and enjoy qualified audiences.
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