M6 (TV channel)

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M6
M6-tv-logo.png
Launched 1 March 1987
Owned by M6 Group
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audience share 10.6% (2013, Médiamétrie)
Slogan La vie en mieux (Making life better)
Country France
Language French
Headquarters Neuilly-sur-Seine
Replaced TV6 (1986-1987)
Website www.m6.fr
Availability
Terrestrial
TNT Channel 6
Channel 56 (HD)
Satellite
Canalsat Channel 6 (SD/HD)
Channel 504 (HD)
Channel 704 (SD)
IPTV
Canalsat Channel 6 (SD/HD)
Channel 504 (HD)

M6 (pronounced: [ɛm sis]), also known as Metropole television, is the most profitable private national French TV 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.

Other TV channels in the M6 portfolio include digital terrestrial channels W9, 6ter, Paris Première, and digital cable channels Téva, TF6, Série Club, M6 Music, M6 Music Black, M6 Music Club, Girondins TV and M6 Boutique & Co.

History[edit]

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

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

  • French TV Programs : Capital, Zone Interdite, Enquête Exclusive, Top Chef, Un dîner presque parfait, 100% Mag, 66 Minutes, Recherche Appartement ou Maison, L'amour est dans le pré, Maison à vendre, On ne choisit pas ses voisins, Belle toute nue, Nouveau Look pour une nouvelle vie, Hits Machines, M6 Boutique, LE 1945 and LE 1245 (news), Top tendance, Le meilleur patissier de france, Danse avec les stars, Morning Live, ...
  • Investigative journalism shows, such as Capital, Zone interdite and Enquête Exclusive.
  • Long-lasting short programs, such as Turbo, CinéSix, and E=M6, as well as numerous music videos.

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[edit]

News[edit]

  • Le 12:45 (national edition) and 19:45 (national edition), afternoon and evening news.
  • Zone Interdite, France's most influential Newsmagazine[5]
  • 66 Minutes weekly news magazine.
  • Capital, Economy-oriented newsmagazine.
  • Enquête Exclusive, Investigation magazine.

Show and Reality Show[edit]

Series[edit]

Future programs[edit]

  • J'ai décidé d'être heureux, coaching magazine
  • Top Chef : masters
  • Les Nannys, coaching magazine
  • Le transporteur, french serie (new season)
  • Cynical Cops !, new french serie

Past programs[edit]

Share[edit]

See also[edit]

Note[edit]

1 Source: Médiamétrie

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