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MusiMax
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MusiMax logo
Launched September 8, 1997
Owned by MusiquePlus Inc.
(Astral Media)
Country Canada
Broadcast area National
Headquarters Montreal, Quebec
Sister channel(s) MusiquePlus
Website MusiMax
Availability
Satellite
Bell TV Channel 142
Shaw Direct Channel 762
Cable
Available on many
Canadian cable systems
Check local listings

MusiMax is a Canadian French language cable television specialty channel owned by Astral Media operating out of Montreal, Quebec.

MusiMax is devoted to music and music related programming focusing more on adult contemporary, soft-rock, classic rock and lighter music than its sister station, MusiquePlus. It is considered the French language equivalent to MuchMore (formerly MuchMoreMusic) which is owned and operated by CTVglobemedia.

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History

MusiMax was licensed by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) in September 1996 by CHUM Limited and Radiomutuel and launched on September 8, 1997 with both companies holding an equal 50% in the service.

In June 1999, Astral Media announced they would make a takeover of Radiomutuel and soon gained control of Radiomutuel's assets including MusiMax shortly thereafter.

In July 2006, CTVglobemedia announced they would make a takeover bid to buy CHUM Limited. Initial plans were to keep MusiquePlus and MusiMax, although shortly CTVgm announced that they would sell MusiMax. On April 11, 2007, Astral announced that they will be acquiring the remaining 50% in MusiMax and MusiquePlus from CHUM Limited. The sale was completed on June 30, 2007.

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