Remstar Group (French: Groupe Remstar) is a Canadian media corporation with operations in broadcasting, production and distribution. The company is based in Montreal, Quebec and was founded in 1998 by brothers Julien and Maxime Rémillard.
|Maxime Rémillard, Co-president & CEO|
Julien Rémillard, Co-president
|Subsidiaries||V Media Group|
Through its divisions Remstar Productions and Remstar Distribution, the company produces and distributes film and television series throughout Canada and around the world. The company also owns its own music label, Remstar Interaction.
V Media Group, currently majority-owned by Maxime Rémillard through Remstar and a personal trust, owns the television network V, which Remstar originally acquired from Cogeco and CTVglobemedia in June 2008 after it filed for bankruptcy protection.
On December 4, 2013, V Media Group announced a deal to acquire MusiquePlus and MusiMax, which Bell Media had put up for sale following its acquisition of Astral Media earlier in the year. The acquisition was approved by the CRTC on September 11, 2014; to fund the purchase, 15% stakes in V Media were sold to the Caisse and Fonds de solidarité FTQ. The sale was closed on September 16, 2014.
- CRTC Decision 2008-129
- "Bell Media signs deal to sell MusiquePlus and MusiMax to V Media Group". Canadian Press. Archived from the original on 11 December 2013. Retrieved 4 December 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter
- Faguy, Steve (13 September 2014). "CRTC approves V's purchase of MusiquePlus/MusiMax". Retrieved 13 September 2014.
- "MusiquePlus and MusiMax - Change in effective control and licence amendments". CRTC. Retrieved 13 September 2014.