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W9 (pronounced [dublevé nœf]) is a French television network which is available through digital terrestrial television TNT, satellite and ADSL. It is a subsidiary of the M6 Group; the name W9 has been selected for the channel because "W9" is the mirror image of "M6", and also because M6 was chosen as the ninth broadcaster to make a channel.

W9
W9 logo 2018.png
Launched31 March 2005; 14 years ago (2005-03-31)
Owned byM6 Group
Picture format576i (16:9 SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audience share2.6% (January 2018 (2018-01), Médiamétrie)
SloganLa chaîne TNT préférée des français
(France's favourite DTT channel)
CountryFrance
LanguageFrench
HeadquartersNeuilly-sur-Seine
Formerly calledM6 Music (1998–2005)
Sister channel(s)M6
Paris Première
Téva
TF6
M6 Music
M6 Music Club
M6 Music Black
M6 Boutique & Co
Best of Shopping
Girondins TV
Série Club
Websitewww.w9.fr
Availability
Terrestrial
TNTChannel 9
Satellite
CanalsatChannel 59 (SD/HD)
Channel 532 (HD)
Channel 732 (SD)
Bis TélévisionsChannel 9 (HD)
TNTSATChannel 9
FRANSATChannel 9
Orange TVChannel 9 (HD)
Cable
NumericableChannel 9 (HD)
MC CableChannel 172
IPTV
CanalsatChannel 59 (SD/HD)
Channel 532 (HD)
SFRChannel 9 (HD)
Alice TVChannel 9 (HD)
Dartybox TVChannel 9 (HD)
Freebox TVChannel 9 (HD)

Contents

HistoryEdit

The name W9 was invented by Les Inconnus in the early 90s with a sketch that spoofed M6's music programming at the time, with the logo being a rotated version of M6's. The sketch portrays the interaction between Roxane (played by Pascal Légitimus) with an American accent who wants to ask Michel (played by Bernard Campan) about the name of the excerpt of the song that was being played.

Before getting a terrestrial license, W9 was M6 music, a satellite channel launched on 1 March 1998. The channel was replaced by M6 Music Hits on the day W9 launched. W9 is one of the first channels of TNT France (French DVB-T). W9 is the leader of TNT France.

ProgrammingEdit

Musical magazinesEdit

MagazinesEdit

Reality showEdit

  • Cauchemar en cuisine (US & UK version of Kitchen Nightmares)
  • Hotel hell (US version of Hotel Hell)
  • Le convoi de l'extrême (US version of Ice Road Truckers)
  • Ax men (US version of Ax Men)
  • Swamp people: chasseurs de croco
  • Les marseillais à Miami
  • Les chtis à ibiza
  • Les chtis font du ski
  • Les chtis débarquent à Mykonos
  • Les chtis à Las Vegas
  • Template:Lang fra (dance contributes)
  • Popstars (song contributes)

SeriesEdit

Now

old series

AnimatedEdit

AwardEdit

  • W9 Music Live
  • M6 dj experience
  • M6 game contest

Future programsEdit

  • YOLO, on ne vit qu'une fois, new scripted reality
  • La meilleure danse, new season
  • Enquêtes Extraordinaire, new magazine

W9 HDEdit

The channel is available in HD since 18 May 2011.

LogosEdit

ShareEdit

January February March April May June July August September October November December Annual average
2007 0.8% 1.0% 0.9% 0.9% 1.1% 1.1% 1.2% 1.3% 0.9%
2008 1.4% 1.6% 1.6% 1.7% 1.8% 1.9% 1.5% 1.5% 2.0% 2.1% 2.3% 2.2% 1.8%
2009 2.3% 2.2% 2.3% 2.4% 2.4% 2.4% 2.2% 2.6% 2.5% 2.8% 2.8% 2.9% 2.5%
2010 2.7% 2.7% 2.8% 3.0% 3.0% 3.0% 3.0% 3.0% 3.1% 3.0% 3.1% 3.2% 3.0%
2011 3.4% 3.3% 3.1% 3.2% 3.1% 3.1% 3.2% 3.8% 3.4% 3.5% 3.6% 3.5% 3.4%
2012 2.9% 3.2% 3.0% 3.2% 3.1% 3.3% 3.3% 3.3% 3.5% 3.6% 3.3% 3.1% 3.2%
2013 3.4% 3.3% 2.8% 2.9% 2.9% 3.0% 3.0% 3.1% 2.8%

FrequencyEdit

  • Eutelsat 5 West A (ex-Atlantic Bird 3)
  • Eutelsat 9A (ex-Eurobird 9A)
  • Eutelsat Hot Bird 13A (ex-Hotbird 6)
  • Astra 1N

External linksEdit