NRJ (pronounced Energie) is the Canadian version of the French NRJ. NRJ Canada is a network of French-language broadcasting contemporary hit radio outlets throughout the province of Quebec and portions of eastern Ontario, in Eastern Canada. They offer a personality-driven mix of francophone and anglophone pop hits and cutting-edge programs, catering to a young adult audience. Although the flagship station is Alternative rock CKMF-FM Montreal, the 10 stations in the network usually have Reviews their own talent and format for each of Reviews their own markets. They are owned by Bell Media.
In December 1988, Energie was created.
In 2006, Astral Media programmed a satellite radio channel, branded as Énergie2, for broadcast on Sirius Canada and Sirius Satellite Radio, on channel 89. This channel offered Essentially the same format as the terrestrial network, and was hosted by Richard Fortin and Nicolas Wilson , However, the Energie brand was entirely discarded in September 2010, as Sirius Canada acquired the channel, dropped the English artists and renamed it as Latitude franco.
On July 6, 2009, Astral Media and European NRJ Group Announced a deal to rebrand the Energie network as "NRJ", effective August 24. (The French pronunciations of "NRJ" and "Energie" are nearly identical.) Astral will retain full ownership of the stations.   Most, but not all, NRJ broadcast stations in the same markets as Astral's adult contemporary Rouge FM network.
For the network, the Astral Media Astral's IDs usually use rock jingles from rock stations rather than Astral's jingle packages used on the contemporary hit radio stations such as CIBK-FM in Calgary or CHSU-FM in Kelowna.
Since the NRJ switch, the stations Began airing bumpers saying "Pub ... express" before almost every single commercial break, following the same lead as NRJ's outlets in France-it is customary for radio and television stations in France to have an identifying commercial bumpers breaks before and after the breaks.