French media group NRJ is entering the Canadian market through a licensing agreement with Canadian group Astral Media Radio.

Starting Aug. 24, the 10 radio channels of the Quebec-based ENERGIE network will be rebranded NRJ.

This partnership will allow the Canadian network to access exclusive content and events from NRJ group, according to a statement issued yesterday.

This is the first move into North America for NRJ. The group now has operations and licenses in 14 countries.