M6 (TV channel)

M6 (French: [ɛm sis]), also known as Métropole Television, is the most profitable private national French television channel[1][2] and the third most watched television network in the French-speaking world.[3] M6 is the head channel of the M6 Group media empire[4] that owns several TV channels, magazines, publications, movie production and media-related firms etc. It is owned by RTL Group.

M6
Logo M6 (2020, fond clair).svg
CountryFrance
HeadquartersNeuilly-sur-Seine
Programming
Language(s)French
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 576i for the SD feed)
Ownership
OwnerM6 Group (Merger with TF1 Group pending)
Sister channelsW9
6ter
Gulli
Paris Première
Téva
M6 Music
Série Club
History
Launched1 March 1987; 35 years ago (1987-03-01)
ReplacedTV6 France (1986–1987)
Links
Websitewww.6play.fr/m6
Availability
Terrestrial
TNTChannel 6 (HD)
M6's fourth logo from 1999 to 2009

On 20 May 2021 it was announced that M6 Group, owners of the channel, has proposed a merger with TF1 Group, which owns TF1.[5]

HistoryEdit

 
M6 headquarters, 89 avenue Charles-de-Gaulle in Neuilly-sur-Seine

M6 launched on 1 March 1987 at 11:15 am CET taking the place of TV6.

M6's current on-air brand image, introduced in May 2020 suggests that it tailors its service to teenagers and young-adult demographics. Its current programs lineup include:

In 2001, M6 became the first national French television network to broadcast reality programming. Its first program of this genre was Loft Story, and was highly watched. The president of TF1 at the time, Étienne Mougeotte, promised that TF1 would never air any reality programming. However, several months later, TF1 signed a contract with Endemol to air such programming. Endemol is the same company that created Loft Story for M6.

M6 is one of the only television services in France to have science-fiction programming as part of its regular schedule. Most supernatural dramas were shown on Saturday nights in what M6 called "la Trilogie du Samedi" (The Saturday Trilogy)

Programs (as of 2016)Edit

NewsEdit

  • Le 12:45 (national edition) and 19:45 (national edition), afternoon and evening news.
  • Zone Interdite, France's most influential Newsmagazine[6]
  • 66 Minutes weekly news magazine.
  • Capital, Economy-oriented newsmagazine.
  • Enquête Exclusive, Investigation magazine.

Show and reality showEdit

SeriesEdit

M6 KidEdit

The children block M6 Kid is broadcast on weekdays at mornings at 7:00am.

he starts with Presto!, then with Nicolas, Alvin and finishes with Paddington!

Past programsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Financial results of M6 2010
  2. ^ Financial rentability 2010
  3. ^ M6 has always been ranked after TF1 and before (by some measure) or after (by others) France 2
  4. ^ the M6 Group : a French media empire
  5. ^ "TF1 & M6 Propose Merger; Vungle Acquires TreSensa - ExchangeWire.com".
  6. ^ Zone interdite, one of France's most influential TV show
  7. ^ "M6 a acheté Sous le dôme". AlloCiné. Retrieved 10 July 2013.

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