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M6 (TV channel)


M6 (TV channel)

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)
TNT Channel 6
Channel 56 (HD)
Canalsat Channel 6 (SD/HD)
Channel 504 (HD)
Channel 704 (SD)
NOS(Portugal) Channel 227
Canalsat Channel 6 (SD/HD)
Channel 504 (HD)

M6 (pronounced: ), 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 1
  • Current programs 2
    • News 2.1
    • Show and Reality Show 2.2
    • Series 2.3
  • Future programs 3
  • Past programs 4
  • Share 5
  • See also 6
    • Note 6.1
  • References 7
  • External links 8


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


  • 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

  • Les reines du shopping
  • X Factor
  • Ice show
  • Nouvelle star, (French adaptation of Pop Idol) reality television (until 2011, then it moved on D8)
  • L'amour est dans le pré, French adaptation of Farmer Wants a Wife
  • D&CO , homestyle show.
  • E=M6, science magazine.
  • Top Chef, French adaptation of Top Chef
  • Belle toute nue, the French equivalent of Channel 4's How to Look Good Naked.
  • Turbo, motor magazine.
  • Chef, la recette, culinary magazine
  • Vocation Medecin, health magazine
  • Hit Machine, musical show.
  • M6 Kid, program for children.
  • Pekin Express, French adaptation of Dutch show Peking Express.
  • Off Prime
  • Accès Privé, entertainment news magazine
  • Un dîner presque parfait, the French adaptation of Come Dine With Me
  • Nouveau look pour une nouvelle vie, fashion magazine
  • On ne choisit pas ses voisins, family magazine
  • La France a un incroyable talent, the French adaptation of Britain's Got Talent
  • Le meilleur pâtissier de france, the French adaptation of The Great British Bake Off
  • Le choix, the French adaptation of The Taste.
  • Cauchemar en cuisine, the French adaptation of Kitchen Nightmares.


Future programs

  • 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

  • Super Nanny
  • Culture Pub, a TV advertisements analysing show
  • Graines de star, a talents contests show
  • Loft Story (French adaptation of Big Brother), M6 and the first French reality show
  • Les colocataires (Roommates)a show similar to Loft Story.
  • Les Bleus (2006-2010) Police series about five rookies learning the ropes.
  • Morning Live, Morning show
  • Caméra Café, Comedy
  • Nouvelle Star (French adaptation of American Idol)
  • Êtes-vous plus fort qu'un élève de 10 ans ?, French adaptation of Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?
  • Rubí rebelde, Venezuelan telenovela
  • Total Wipeout (French adaptation of Wipeout)
  • Stargate SG-1 The series has been fully aired between 18 September 1998 and 8 December 2007.
  • Stargate Atlantis The first two seasons aired between 15 April 2005 and 29 July 2006.


See also


1 Source: Médiamétrie


  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".  

External links

  • Official website (French)
  • M6 Replay
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