Groupe V Media, a Quebec-based entertainment and content delivery company, is the largest independent media group in Canada. Groupe V Media owns conventional television network V, specialty channels MusiquePlus and MAX, content and video-on-demand platform Noovo.ca, online store BoutiqueNoovo.ca and the 25Stanley sports news website. Its innovative content delivery strategies with strong, unifying, eye-catching themes enable its properties to reach a vast audience, anytime, on a multitude of platforms, adapting to evolving consumer and corporate trends.
Innovation is one of our founding values: it’s at the heart of our business and our ambition. Innovation is essential because content is an unceasing quest that calls for more creativity, inventiveness, evolution and progress.
At Groupe V Media, innovation is vital. It leads us to take risks. To persistently push the limits is to open new avenues to create products and content that are truly original and extraordinary.
We believe that it is through innovation that we will change the reality of media and entertainment.
Because there can be no innovation without boldness or initiative, Groupe V Media emphasizes team spirit and teamwork to meet this challenge. Every member of our organization is accountable, honest, objective and shows leadership. Passionate: this is the quality that best describes our employees, on-air talent, producers, advertisers and partners.
Groupe V Media encourages team spirit and teamwork by enabling everyone to evolve in a respectful environment where communication, collaboration and recognition are ubiquitous.
Team spirit and teamwork are the driving forces of a group that is built above all on trust in the sum of its talents and the pleasure they experience working together to contribute to the growth of the largest independent broadcaster in the country.
The result of our actions in the delivery of content must be tangible for our audience and our clients. Our role in the media ecosystem must create a positive movement, a success that spreads contagiously around us.
For Groupe V Media, striving for excellence is an unrelenting commitment to deliver performance, rigor, efficiency, effectiveness and being results-oriented in everything we undertake. We all share this desire to surpass ourselves to provide the best entertainment possible.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Maxime Rémillard is President and Chief Executive Officer of Groupe V Media, Canada’s leading independent media company, owner of conventional television network V, specialty channels Max and MusiquePlus, and digital properties noovo.ca, BoutiqueNoovo and 25Stanley. Maxime is also Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Maxime also made his mark as a producer and distributor of Canadian and international film products. He has produced feature films such as Denis Villeneuve’s Polytechnique and more recently Replicas with Keanu Reeves. Maxime has also distributed several award-winning films including Moonlight, winner of the Oscar for best film.
Involved in the community, Maxime is a member of the Board of Directors of the Pointe-à-Callière Foundation. He and his family are actively involved in the community by supporting various charities. Among others, they contributed to the creation of the Yosh Taguchi Chair in Urology Cancer Research at McGill University. Maxime is also involved with the Jewish General Hospital Foundation.
Executive Vice President of Operations and Chief Financial Officer
Eric Marceau is Executive Vice-President of Operations and Chief Financial Officer of Groupe V Media, Canada’s largest independent media company, owner of conventional television network V, specialty channels Max and MusiquePlus, and digital properties noovo.ca, BoutiqueNoovo and 25Stanley.
In this capacity, Eric has a leading role in the management of corporate affairs, finance and all technical operations of the company. Prior to joining Groupe V Media, Eric was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Le Cirque du Soleil.
Recognized by his peers and having worked in a variety of industries, Eric is regularly invited as a lecturer and speaker on expert panels and in various educational institutions. Eric also works with foundations with a mission to support Montreal’s next generation of business leaders.
Eric is a business administration graduate from the École des Hautes Études Commerciales de Montréal. He is also holds the CPA auditor designation.
Executive Vice President of Procurement
Tony Porrello is Executive Vice President of Procurement of Groupe V Media, Canada’s leading independent media company, owner of conventional television network V, specialty channels Max and MusiquePlus, and digital properties noovo.ca, BoutiqueNoovo and 25Stanley.
In this capacity, Tony handles the negotiations for most of the company’s contracts.
Prior to joining Groupe V Media, Tony was Director of Commercial Accounts for the Royal Bank of Canada in the feature film and audiovisual financing sector. He has close to 20 years of experience with Groupe V Media in business strategy, including 10 years in the distribution, production and financing of feature films.
Tony is a graduate of Concordia University in Montreal.
Executive Vice President, Strategy and Communications
Dimitri Gourdin is Executive Vice-President, Strategy and Communications of Groupe V Media, Canada’s leading independent media company, owner of conventional television network V, specialty channels Max and MusiquePlus, and digital properties noovo.ca, BoutiqueNoovo and 25Stanley.
Dimitri has a lead role in the corporate strategy, and the management of the group’s brands and properties, reputation management, public affairs and business development. He also acts as company spokesperson.
Prior to joining Groupe V Media, Dimitri was Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Montreal office of the international strategic communications and lobbying firm Hill+Knowlton. Recognized by his peers, he acted as an advisor to some of the most prestigious companies worldwide operating in business strategy, marketing, influence, issues and crisis management, and public relations.
Dimitri is a member of the board of several pan-Canadian organizations, including Drug Free Kids Canada, and he is also a member of its marketing and communications committee. Dimitri graduated in law from l’École de Paris du management. He is a Faculty Advisor of the International Advertising Association.
Vice President of Content
Brigitte Vincent is Vice President of Content at Groupe V Media, Canada’s leading independent media company, owner of conventional television network V, specialty channels Max and MusiquePlus, and digital properties noovo.ca, BoutiqueNoovo and 25Stanley.
She leads the direction and the programming and cross-platform content teams for the group’s family of brands.
Brigitte Vincent has more than 25 years of experience in the television and media industry. She was until recently Vice President, Programming and Content at Corus Media where she led and expanded the scope of the Historia and Séries + channels. She previously held the position of Director of Original Programs and Canadian Acquisitions at Astral Media later to become Bell Media. She began her career as a research assistant, journalist and journalist-producer on public affairs programs (Télé-Québec, TVA, Radio-Canada) and as a producer (Avanti Ciné Vidéo, JPL Productions et Zone 3) of many television magazines and documentaries for various conventional and specialty networks.
Rooted in its community, Groupe V Media supports various organizations and foundations by offering them visibility and support. Education, health, the struggle against poverty, drug use prevention among young people, the protection of animals as well as arts and culture are a few of the many causes the company supports.
Since 2014, Groupe V Media has been especially involved in the Mira Foundation’s la Journée qui a du chien. This special day, during which a large portion of the programming on V and MusiquePlus is dedicated to the foundation, highlights the very real difference Mira makes in the lives of children with autism spectrum disorders and people with visual or motor impairments. Since the beginning of the collaboration, la Journée qui a du chien has raised over $1,500,000.