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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 2019-02-15, 12:32 PM Thread Starter
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Death Of MusiquePlus (rebrand to ELLE Fictions)

Always one of my favourite channels in the late 80's through to the early 00's...

For Anglos, anytime you felt like music, and MuchMusic was airing garbage (like Much West or Life on Venus Ave), MusiquePlus always was the go to for another music video.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 2019-02-15, 01:15 PM
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@Inglewood I moved your thread to this forum.

According the article the channel will be rebranded.
Groupe V Média, the Montreal-based TV company which owns the network, announced on Wednesday that MusiquePlus would be closing its doors in the fall, to be replaced by a new channel — still not named — that will focus on fiction programming targeted at a female audience.
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I guess it's just been a matter of time - with YouTube and all the PULL technologies that enable people of all ages to selectively watch just what they want. But I am old enough to remember how much I preferred the PUSH technology that was Much Music, MTV and MusiquePlus. Amazingly, I put on Stingray Retro as often as I look to YouTube. It's just easier, and I learn and hear things I never would have pulled. Replaced by a fiction channel catering to women. Sad
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For some viewers (specially in Quebec), MusiquePlus pretty much died when they cancel M.Net, a Tech and Video Games show, and for many, it was the only interesting show on MusiquePlus. But I do remember when I was early teen that they actually have music videos, the 90s was the best...

I'm intrigue to see what show will be airing on the channel.

Does the channel will stay in French or become a English channel? I'm fully bilingual, so I'm ok with both language.
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 2019-02-15, 09:47 PM
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Does the channel will stay in French or become a English channel? I'm fully bilingual, so I'm ok with both language.
It'll still be French. V Media doesn't have any English channels, IIRC.
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To me in the end, MP was nothing more than background noise. But in the days of Paul Sarrazin, that was a VJ that had passion. Sonia Benezra would be the second. Other than that, the others were boring as hell.

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Yup Sonia was one of the best, I remember when they first started up, we got the channel in the clear via ku band on anik e2, the saturday night concerts from the spectrum, well such great music. Claude was another fab announcer. cheers to musique plus for giving a different voice to the Canadian music scene. rest in peace
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 2019-02-19, 03:47 PM
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As someone English Speaking from Ontario, I actually watched Musique Plus once in a while. I enjoyed Much Music (now simply called Much) but wanted an alternative channel that showed not just music videos but related shows. Yes I do not mind watching french language shows either even though I'm not french. I even drove by their head office / studio when I was in downtown montreal once. Rip MP
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 2019-03-06, 04:16 PM
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So, no more "Musique Plus" Dance CD's in Quebec?

aka "MP" Dance (Year)
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 2019-05-25, 01:20 PM
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Highlights from May 14 Press release - click the link for promo video.

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.

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.
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