W9 (TV channel)

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W9
W 9 logo.png
Launched 31 March 2005
Owned by M6 Group
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audience share 2.9% (2013, Médiametrie)
Slogan The life in purple
Country France
Language French
Headquarters Neuilly-sur-Seine
Formerly called M6 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
Website www.w9.fr
Availability
Terrestrial
TNT Channel 9
Satellite
Canalsat Channel 59 (SD/HD)
Channel 532 (HD)
Channel 732 (SD)
Bis Télévisions Channel 9 (HD)
TNTSAT Channel 9
FRANSAT Channel 9
Orange TV Channel 9 (HD)
Cable
Numericable Channel 9 (HD)
IPTV
Canalsat Channel 59 (SD/HD)
Channel 532 (HD)
SFR Channel 9 (HD)
Alice TV Channel 9 (HD)
Dartybox TV Channel 9 (HD)
Freebox TV Channel 9 (HD)

W9 (pronounced: [dubləve 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. The third M6 channel was named 6ter (pronounced "sister") as the M6's little sister.

History[edit]

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.

Formerly 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 first channels of TNT France (French DVB-T). W9 is the leader of TNT France.

Programming[edit]

Musical magazines[edit]

  • @vos clips
  • hit talents
  • génération Hit Machine
  • génération top 50
  • e-classement
  • wake up
  • W9 hits
  • talent tout neuf

Magazines[edit]

  • enquête d'action, society magazine
  • enquêtes criminelles, murder magazine
  • au coeur de l'étrange, paranormal magazine
  • vies croisées, life magazine
  • turbo, motor magazine
  • fan de stars, celebrities magazine

Reality show[edit]

  • Les marseillais à Miami
  • Les chtis à ibiza
  • Les chtis font du ski
  • Les chtis débarquent à Mykonos
  • Les chtis à Las Vegas
  • La meileure danse (dance contributes)
  • Popstars (song contributes)

Series[edit]

Now

old series

Animated[edit]

Award[edit]

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

Futur programs[edit]

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

W9 HD[edit]

The channel is available in HD since 18 May 2011.

Logos[edit]

Share[edit]

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%

Frequency[edit]

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

External links[edit]