M6 (TV channel)

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M6 logo 2020.svg
Slogan Continuons de grandir ensemble ! (Let's continue to grow together!)
Headquarters Neuilly-sur-Seine
Picture format 576i (16:9 SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Owner M6 Group
Sister channels W9
Paris Première
M6 Music
Série Club
Launched1 March 1987;34 years ago (1987-03-01)
Replaced TV6 France (1986–1987)
Website www.6play.fr/m6
TNT Channel 6 (HD)
Channel 56 (SD)
NOS (Portugal)Channel 227
Canalsat Channel 6 (SD/HD)
Channel 504 (HD)
Channel 704 (SD)
Canalsat Channel 6 (SD/HD)
Channel 504 (HD)
M6's fourth logo from 1999 to 2009 M6 logo.svg
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.



M6 headquarters, 89 avenue Charles-de-Gaulle in Neuilly-sur-Seine Siege M6.jpg
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[ when? ] on-air brand image 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)

Programs (as of 2016)


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  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. Zone interdite, one of France's most influential TV show
  6. "M6 a acheté Sous le dôme". AlloCiné . Retrieved 10 July 2013.