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M6
CountryFrance
Headquarters89, avenue Charles de Gaulle 92200 Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Programming
Language(s)French
Picture format 1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 576i for the SD feed)
Ownership
Owner M6 Group
Sister channels W9
6ter
Gulli
Paris Première
Téva
M6 Music
Série Club
MCM
RFM TV
MCM Top
Canal J
TiJi
History
Launched1 March 1987; 37 years ago (1987-03-01)
Founder Jean Drucker
Replaced TV6 France (1986–1987)
Links
Website www.6play.fr/m6
Availability
Terrestrial
TNTChannel 6 (HD)

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 companies, and media-related firms. 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 16 September 2022, it was announced that the merger was officially abandoned due to financial crisis facing both companies. [6]

History

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)

6play (formerly M6 Replay; subsequently M6+)

On 19 March 2008, M6 launched a new website, in addition to its official site. This TV Catch-up called M6 Replay [7] allows French Internet users (metropolitan France only) to view all M6 programs in the 6 p.m.-midnight slot (excluding films) one hour after their broadcasts, for one week. On 4 November 2013, M6 Replay was replaced by 6play.

On March 27, 2014, M6 launched 4 new thematic channels, “100% online”, on 6play: 6play Comic (Humor), 6play Crazy Kitchen (Cooking), 6play Sixième Style (Fashion/Beauty), and 6play Stories (TV films). [8] On February 9, 2015, M6 launched 6play home time (Universe de la Maison).

On 1 December 2015, a new version of 6play was launched. A new 6play design is launched for the occasion and 6play now uses a personalized recommendation system under the “My selection” section similar to that of Netflix.

From May 14, 2024, 6play will become M6+. [9]

Logo history

Programmes

News

  • Le 12:45 (national edition) and 19:45 (national edition), afternoon and evening news.
  • Zone Interdite, France's most influential Newsmagazine [10]
  • 66 Minutes weekly news magazine.
  • Capital, Economy-oriented newsmagazine.
  • Enquête Exclusive, Investigation magazine.

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. ^ bertrand (13 March 2008). "Lancement de M6 Replay le 19 mars". Univers Freebox (in French). Retrieved 29 March 2024.
  8. ^ "Médias : M6 lance 4 chaînes de télévisions gratuites 100% en ligne". Challenges (in French). 26 March 2014. Retrieved 29 March 2024.
  9. ^ "Introducing M6+". company.rtl.com. Retrieved 29 March 2024.
  10. ^ Zone interdite, one of France's most influential TV show
  11. ^ "M6 a acheté Sous le dôme". AlloCiné. 6 June 2013. Retrieved 10 July 2013.

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