6ter (pronounced: [sister]) is a French television network which is available free-to-air through digital terrestrial television, satellite and DSL. It is a subsidiary of the Groupe M6; the name 6ter has been selected for the channel as M6's little "sister". It is available in France on channel 22.
|Broadcast area||France, Switzerland|
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|Owner||Groupe M6 (Merger with TF1 Group pending)|
|Launched||12 December 2012|
Following the call of applications of the CSA for the launch of six new channels on the DTT, Groupe M6 presented three projects of channels : 6ter, M6 Boutique & Co and Hexa. On March 27, the CSA chose 6ter to be part of the 6 new channels to be launched on December 12, 2012, in HDTV (1080i). In 2022, the channel would be sold to Altice alongside TFX (owned by TF1 Group).
6ter's programming is family-oriented. 6ter shows magazines, documentaries, educational programs, along with children programmes, series and movies.
Until June 2016, 6ter had a weekday children morning block named Trop Toon. Since then, a few cartoons have sometimes been broadcast, notably Tintin.