W9 (TV channel)

Summary

W9 (pronounced [dublevé nœf]) is a French television network available through digital terrestrial television TNT, satellite and ADSL. It is a subsidiary of the Groupe M6; the name W9 has been selected for the channel because "W9" is a mirror written equivalent of "M6", and as it was the nation's ninth broadcast network.

W9
W9 2018.svg
CountryFrance
HeadquartersNeuilly-sur-Seine
Programming
Language(s)French
Picture format576i (16:9 SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Ownership
OwnerGroupe M6 (Merger with TF1 Group pending)
Sister channelsM6
Gulli
6ter
Paris Première
Téva
M6 Music
Série Club
History
Former namesM6 Music (1998–2005)
Links
Websitewww.6play.fr/w9
Availability
Terrestrial
TNTChannel 9
W9's second logo from 2005 to 2010

HistoryEdit

The name W9 was invented by Les Inconnus in the early 90s with a sketch that spoofed M6's music programming at the time, with the logo being a rotated version of M6's. The sketch portrays the interaction between Roxane (played by Pascal Légitimus) with an American accent who wants to ask Michel (played by Bernard Campan) about the name of the excerpt of the song that was being played.

Before getting a terrestrial license, W9 was M6 music, a satellite channel launched on 1 March 1998. The channel was replaced by M6 Music Hits on the day W9 launched. W9 is one of the first channels of TNT France (French DVB-T).

ProgrammingEdit

Musical magazine programsEdit

  • @vos clips
  • hHit talents
  • génération Hit machine [fr]
  • génération top 50 [fr]
  • e-classement
  • Wake up
  • W9 hits
  • Talent tout neuf

Magazine programsEdit

  • enquête d'action [fr], society magazine program
  • enquêtes criminelles : le magazine des faits divers [fr], murder magazine program
  • Au Cœur de l'étrange, paranormal magazine program
  • Vies croisées, life magazine program
  • Turbo, motor magazine program
  • Fan de stars, celebrities magazine program
  • Un dîner presque parfait

Reality showsEdit

  • Cauchemar en cuisine (US & UK version of Kitchen Nightmares)
  • Hotel hell (US version of Hotel Hell)
  • Le Convoi de l'extrême (US version of Ice Road Truckers)
  • Ax men (US version of Ax Men)
  • Swamp people: chasseurs de croco
  • Les Marseillais à Miami
  • Les Chtis à ibiza
  • Les Chtis font du ski
  • Les Chtis débarquent à Mykonos
  • Les Chtis à Las Vegas
  • La Meileure Danse (dance contributes)
  • Popstars (song contributes)
  • Les Marseillais vs le reste du monde

SeriesEdit

Now

old series

AnimatedEdit

AwardEdit

  • W9 Music Live
  • M6 dj experience
  • M6 game contest

W9 HDEdit

The channel is available in HD since August 1, 2011.

ShareEdit

January February March April May June July August September October November December Annual average
2007 0.8% 1.0% 0.9% 0.9% 1.1% 1.1% 1.2% 1.3% 0.9%
2008 1.4% 1.6% 1.6% 1.7% 1.8% 1.9% 1.5% 1.5% 2.0% 2.1% 2.3% 2.2% 1.8%
2009 2.3% 2.2% 2.3% 2.4% 2.4% 2.4% 2.2% 2.6% 2.5% 2.8% 2.8% 2.9% 2.5%
2010 2.7% 2.7% 2.8% 3.0% 3.0% 3.0% 3.0% 3.0% 3.1% 3.0% 3.1% 3.2% 3.0%
2011 3.4% 3.3% 3.1% 3.2% 3.1% 3.1% 3.2% 3.8% 3.4% 3.5% 3.6% 3.5% 3.4%
2012 2.9% 3.2% 3.0% 3.2% 3.1% 3.3% 3.3% 3.3% 3.5% 3.6% 3.3% 3.1% 3.2%
2013 3.4% 3.3% 2.8% 2.9% 2.9% 3.0% 3.0% 3.1% 2.8%

FrequencyEdit

  • Eutelsat 5 West A (ex-Atlantic Bird 3)
  • Eutelsat 9A (ex-Eurobird 9A)
  • Eutelsat Hot Bird 13A (ex-Hotbird 6)
  • Astra 1N

External linksEdit

  • Official Site (in French)