M6 (TV channel)


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.

Logo M6 (2020, fond clair).svg
Picture format576i SDTV
1080i HDTV
OwnerM6 Group (Merger with TF1 Group pending)
Sister channelsW9
Paris Première
M6 Music
Série Club
Launched1 March 1987; 35 years ago (1987-03-01)
ReplacedTV6 France (1986–1987)
TNTChannel 6 (HD)
M6's fourth logo from 1999 to 2009

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]


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)

Programs (as of 2016)Edit


  • Le 12:45 (national edition) and 19:45 (national edition), afternoon and evening news.
  • Zone Interdite, France's most influential Newsmagazine[6]
  • 66 Minutes weekly news magazine.
  • Capital, Economy-oriented newsmagazine.
  • Enquête Exclusive, Investigation magazine.

Show and reality showEdit


M6 KidEdit

The children block M6 Kid is broadcast on weekdays at mornings at 7:00am.

he starts with Presto!, then with Nicolas, Alvin and finishes with Paddington!

Past programsEdit

  • 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
  • The Simpsons, moved to sister channel W9
  • 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.
  • Atomic Betty Only the first two seasons
  • The Toy Castle
  • Disney Kid Club, A 2 Programmed Block aired from 2010 to 2016, after M6 Kid and before M6 Kid.

See alsoEdit


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

External linksEdit

  • Official website (in French)
  • M6 Replay