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Broadcast areaFrance
Sub-Saharan Africa (as Gulli Africa)
Headquarters89, avenue Charles de Gaulle 92575 Neuilly-sur-Seine
Picture format1080i HDTV
OwnerM6 Group (since 2 September 2019) (Lagardère Active from 18 November 2005 to 2 September 2019; France Télévisions from 18 November 2005 to 29 October 2014)
Sister channelsM6
Paris Première
Canal J
M6 Music
Série Club
Launched18 November 2005; 18 years ago (2005-11-18)
Links (Russian) (Portuguese, schedule only)
TNTChannel 18

Gulli (pronounced [ɡyli]; stylised as gulli) is a French free-to-air television channel focused on kids' programming for those aged 3 to 14. It was created as a result of a partnership between Lagardère Active and state-owned broadcaster France Télévisions. In 2019, the M6 Group bought Gulli as well as the television division of the Lagardère Active Group.


The channel was launched on 18 November 2005 on the digital terrestrial television platform in France.[1] Ten years later, on 1 July 2015, Gulli launched its own HD simulcast feed on the Astra 1 satellite.[2] On 5 April 2016, its HD feed is launched on DTT.

Gulli was created as a result of a partnership between a kids-television pioneer companies Lagardère Active and the state-owned France Télévisions.[3] The former is known due to is children's network, Canal J, while the latter has a long history investing on kids programming through its youth-oriented division on France 3. On 23 December 2013, a deal was reached between Lagardère and France Télévisions to purchase the latter's shares in Gulli. The deal was finalised on 29 October 2014 with the transfer of 34% of France Télévisions's shares to Lagardère for €25 million.[4]

The network has been launched in Russia, Africa, the MENA region, and Brazil, broadcasting in Russian, French, Arabic and Brazilian Portuguese. The brand itself was sold alongside the rest of the Lagadère channels to Groupe M6 in 2019.[5] The Russian feed utilizes the name "Gulli Girl" and broadcasts series aimed at a young female audience.

The channel has been launched in Brazil on August 9, 2020, on the newly established satellite TV provider BluTV, being the first expansion of the channel to the Americas.


At the CSA hearings for the new DTT channels, the channel was presented under the name of Gulliver, named after Jonathan Swift's character Gulliver's Travels, before being renamed and shortened to Gulli.

The first design of the channel as well as the logo were designed by the Dream On agency.[2]

On 8 April 2010, Gulli decided to use a new on-the-air branding designed by Gédéon. On the same occasion, the channel started modernising its logo, which has become darker, giving it volume and changing to 16/9 but somewhat dynamically, in the 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios.

A new branding, again designed by Gédéon, came in September 2013.

On 28 August 2017, Gulli changed its branding. This branding was made by 17MARS. This new branding received very positive reviews and gave a lot of colour to the channel.[3][4]

Following the announcement of Gulli Prime, a temporary logo is presented. Finally, this logo is then shown in another form on December 14, 2021.

On 28 August 2023, the channel announced that it would adopt a new logo as well as a new on-air design for 4 September both designed by the Gédéon agency.[1]


Logos of derived channels


Version 1 (2005 – 2010)

Version 2 (2010 – 2017)

Version 3 (2017–present)


Gulli broadcasts cartoons, series, shows, and films.

Current programming

Live action


Reality programming (Gulli Prime)

Programming blocks



Broadcast hours

At the channel's launch on 18 November 2005, Gulli was broadcast from 6:30 am to 11:30 pm. From 10 December 2007 (about three months after the "rentrée" of 2007) to 31 August 2008, the channel broadcast from 6:00 am to 12:30 am. Since 1 September 2008, the channel broadcasts 24 hours a day.

International versions


  1. ^ a b "BFM TV et Gulli font leur entrée sur Freebox". Univers Freebox (in French). 18 October 2005. Retrieved 12 December 2020.
  2. ^ a b "TNT SAT prend de l'avance sur la HD !". Univers Freebox (in French). 1 August 2015. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 12 December 2020.
  3. ^ a b Kerviel, Sylvie (15 September 2006). "La concurrence s'intensifie entre les nombreuses chaînes jeunesse". Le (in French). Retrieved 12 December 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Lagardère finalise (enfin) le rachat de Gulli". BFM BUSINESS (in French). Retrieved 12 December 2020.
  5. ^ "M6 rachète le pôle TV de Lagardère pour 215 millions d'euros". LEFIGARO (in French). 24 May 2019. Retrieved 12 December 2020.
  6. ^ "Bienvenue chez les Casagrandes - le dessin animé sur Gulli".
  7. ^ "My Little Pony: Pony Life - Série Animation - Programme TV Gulli". Archived from the original on 25 August 2020.
  8. ^ "Chaine-TV/Dessins-animes/Oggy-et-les-cafards". (in French). 27 August 2017. Retrieved 18 November 2022.
  9. ^ "Oggy et les cafards - Next Gen le 11 novembre 2021 à 08h13 sur Gulli". Archived from the original on 13 November 2021.
  10. ^ "Totally Spies : TF1 reprend la diffusion face au succès de Gulli, les audiences ne rivalisent pas avec sa concurrente". Toutelatele (in French). 21 July 2017. Retrieved 29 March 2022.
  11. ^ "Totally spies ! : le retour des célèbres espionnes des années 2000 est annoncé". Tele-Loisirs (in French). 25 January 2022. Retrieved 29 March 2022.
  12. ^ dossier de presse (in French)
  13. ^ a b File Gulli
  14. ^ "La rentrée 2007 de Gulli !". YouTube.