M6
Logo M6 (2020, fond clair).svg
CountryFrance
Headquarters89, avenue Charles de Gaulle, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Programming
Language(s)French
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 576i for the SD feed)
Ownership
OwnerM6 Group
Sister channelsW9
6ter
Gulli
Paris Première
Téva
M6 Music
Série Club
M6 Music
MCM
RFM TV
MCM Top
Canal J
TiJi
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
M6's fourth logo from 1999 to 2009

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.

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] On September 16, 2022, it was announced that the merger was officially abandoned.[6]

History

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

Current Programs

News

Show and reality show

Series

M6 Kid

Past programs

See also

References

  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. ^ "PROPOSED MERGER BETWEEN THE TF1 AND M6 GROUPS ABANDONED". PROPOSED MERGER BETWEEN THE TF1 AND M6 GROUPS ABANDONED. Retrieved 17 September 2022.
  7. ^ Zone interdite, one of France's most influential TV show
  8. ^ "M6 a acheté Sous le dôme". AlloCiné. Retrieved 10 July 2013.