The Info List - M6 (TV Channel)

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M6 (pronounced [ɛm sis]), also known as Metropole 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. Other TV channels in the M6 portfolio include digital terrestrial channels W9, 6ter, and digital cable channels Téva, Paris Première, TF6, Série Club, M6 Music, M6 Music
M6 Music
Black, M6 Music
M6 Music
Club, Girondins TV and M6 Boutique & Co.


1 History 2 Logos 3 Programs as of 2016

3.1 News 3.2 Show and reality show 3.3 Series

4 Future programs 5 Past programs 6 Share 7 See also

7.1 Note

8 References 9 External links

History[edit] M6 launched on 1 March 1987 at 11:15 am CET taking the place of TV6 France. 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 shows: Les Bleus, Scènes de Ménages, Vous les femmes 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, ... American TV shows: Blue Bloods ; Elementary ; Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (Esprits criminels : Unité sans frontières) ; Hawaii Five-0 (Hawaii 5-0) ; When Calls the Heart (Le coeur a ses raisons) ; Modern Family ; How to Get Away with Murder (Murder) ; NCIS: New Orleans (NCIS: Nouvelle Orléans) ; New Girl ; Quantico ; Reign (Reign : Le Destin d'une reine) ; Rosewood ; Scorpion ; Good Witch (Un soupçon de magie) ; Once Upon A Time ; NCIS (NCIS: enquêtes spéciales) ; NCIS: Los Angeles ; Prison Break ; Bones ; Supernatural
and Secrets and Lies (Secrets and Lies : l'affaire Tom Murphy) ; The X-Files
The X-Files
(X-Files, aux frontières du réel) ; 24: Legacy ; Bull ; Code Black ; MacGyver These American TV Shows were previously shown on M6: Smallville ;Scrubs ; The Unit
The Unit
(The Unit : commando d'élite) ;Stargate Atlantis ; Nip/Tuck ; Californication ; Kyle XY ; Everybody Hates Chris
Everybody Hates Chris
(Tout le monde déteste Chris) ;Terra Nova ; Desperate Housewives ;Lie to Me ;Medium (Médium) ; My Name Is Earl (Earl) ; NUMB3RS ; Charmed ; The 4400
The 4400
(Les 4 400) ; Jericho ; The Dead Zone (Dead Zone) ; Stargate SG-1 ; Malcolm in the Middle
Malcolm in the Middle
(Malcolm) ; Friends ; Alias ; Sex and the City ; Veronica Mars ; Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Buffy contre les vampires) ; Ally McBeal ; Roswell ; Profiler ; The Pretender (Le Caméléon) ; The Sentinel ; Sliders
(Sliders, les mondes parallèles) ; Hope & Faith (La Star de la famille) ; 8 Simple Rules
8 Simple Rules
(Touche pas à mes filles) ; My Wife and Kids
My Wife and Kids
(Ma famille d'abord) ; Still Standing (Une famille presque parfaite) ; Early Edition (Demain à la Une) ; Wildfire ; Once and Again
Once and Again
(Deuxième chance) ; Relic Hunter
Relic Hunter
(Sydney Fox, l'aventurière) ; Medical Investigation
Medical Investigation
(NIH : alertes médicales) ; Tru Calling (Tru Calling : compte à rebours) ; Commander in Chief ; 1-800-Missing (Missing : disparus sans laisser de trace) ; Dark Skies (Dark Skies : l'impossible vérité) ; The Inside (The Inside : dans la tête des tueurs) ; Killer Instinct ; Vanished ; John Doe ; LAX ; Jake 2.0 ; Blind Justice ; Threshold (Threshold : premier contact) ;Summerland ; Beautiful People ; Young Americans ; Special
Unit 2 ; The Evidence (The Evidence : les preuves du crime) ; South Beach ; L.A. Heat (Los Angeles Heat) ; Married... with Children (Mariés, deux enfants) ; The Cosby Show
The Cosby Show
(Cosby Show) ; Who's the Boss?
Who's the Boss?
(Madame est servie) ; The Nanny (Une nounou d'enfer) ; Little House on the Prairie (La Petite Maison dans la prairie); The Simpsons
The Simpsons
(Les Simpson) ; Bewitched
(Ma sorcière bien-aimée) ; The Wonder Years
The Wonder Years
(Les annees coup de coeur) and Family Affair
Family Affair
(Cher Oncle Bill) . American programs: High School Musical ; Camp Rock ; America's Got Talent
America's Got Talent
(with its own version : La France
a un incroyable talent), American Idol
American Idol
(La Nouvelle Star), KaBlam!
(KarToon (M6 version)) British TV shows: Primeval ; Secret Diary of a Call Girl
Secret Diary of a Call Girl
(Journal intime d'une call girl). British TV programs: Britain's Got Talent
Britain's Got Talent
(with its own version : La France
a un incroyable talent), Pop Idol (with its own version : Nouvelle Star), The X-Factor (with its own version), Wife Swap These British TV shows were previously shown on M6:Footballers' Wives (Femme$ de footballeurs) ;Queer as Folk ; Totally Frank ; Bugs ; and Hex (Hex : la malédiction). These Canadian TV shows were shown on M6: Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye (Sue Thomas, l'œil du FBI) and Falcon Beach. 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) Logos[edit]

January 28, 1986–February 28, 1986 (pre-launch): Before the launch on March 1, 1986, M6 was first known as RTL6 with this pre-launch logo, which first appeared in a pre-launch poster detailing the launch of an upcoming called TV6 France. The logo consists of a purple rectangle bearing the "RTL" wordmark at the top and the "6" numeral at the bottom. March 1, 1986–February 28, 1987: M6 was launched on March 1, 1986 as TV6 France. Its first logo consists of the "TV6" wordmark which is made up of shapes, by having the "T" being coloured dark blue and are made by two teal rectangles and two red squares, the "V" is made by a red triangle, an italic purple rectangle and a yellow short italic rectangle, and the "6" is made by a red ball, an pink cursive line, and a short teal cursive line. This logo was short-lived. March 1, 1987–May 31, 1987: On March 1, 1987, TV6 France
was replaced by M6. Its first logo consisted of the letter "M" made up of metal being coloured in teal with the "6" numeral which is coloured red, it appears to the right of the letter "M". At the same time, a line appears in the center of the logo and the "Metropole Television" wordmark appears at the bottom of the logo. June 1, 1987–August 31, 1987: On June 1, 1987, M6 redesigned its logo which was slightly modified; the letter "M" was recoloured turquoise instead of teal. At the same time, the line grows a little bigger and the "6" numeral gets coloured more red as it drops the classic handwritten style and are instead using the "Future" typeface. However, the "Metropole Television" wordmark are removed from the logo. September 1, 1987–August 31, 1999: On September 1, 1987, M6 abandoned the black backgroubd and removed the line away from the logo as the letter "M" removes its metal elements and turns into an abstract letter "M" by changing its color into grey. At the same time, the "6" numeral gets moved from the right of the top of the letter "M" to the top. September 1, 1999–February 13, 2003: On September 1, 1999, the letter "M" changed its color from grey to black but the numeral's red color was retained. At the same time, the channel launched a new identity, with a new set of idents.

February 14, 2003–March 5, 2007: On February 14, 2003, M6 remade its logo which began to appear in various colours. This time, we see the logo in 3D. March 6, 2007–November 29, 2009: On March 6, 2007, M6 renewed its logo again by making it become more gradient and getting more 3D effect. This logo was introduced to celebrate M6's 20th anniversary. Meanwhile, its rival STS are still using its 2005 logo until September 2007. November 30, 2009–November 15, 2015: On November 30, 2009, M6 launched a new logo. The letter "M" was coloured white while the "6" numeral's red color was retained. By October 18, 2010, a new set of idents were launched onto the screen. November 16, 2015–present: On November 16, 2015, to commemorate the victims of the Paris attacks, M6 adopted its current logo that consists of the 2009 logo, shown in 3D and made in CGI.

Programs as of 2016[edit] News[edit]

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[edit]

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.


90210 Beverly Hills : Nouvelle Génération Blue Bloods Body of Proof Bones Burn Notice Californication Desperate Housewives Drop Dead Diva Earl En Famille (fr) (French creation) FBI : Duo très spécial Glee Hawaii 5-0 Journal intime d'une call girl Justified Kaamelott
(french creation) L'Homme de la situation (fr) (French creation) La Méthode Claire (fr) (French creation) Le Transporteur (French-Canadian creation) Lie to Me Ma famille d'abord Ma femme, ma fille, deux bébés (fr) (French creation) Médium Modern Family NCIS : Enquêtes spéciales NCIS Los Angeles New Girl Numb3rs Once Upon a Time Ringer Scènes de ménages (French creation) Scrubs Soda (French creation) Sons of Anarchy Supernatural Terra Nova The Finder The Glades The Good Wife un gars une fille Un, dos, tres Under the Dome[6] Victoire Bonnot (fr) (French creation) Wes et Travis

Future programs[edit]

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[edit]

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
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
Stargate SG-1
The series has been fully aired between 18 September 1998 and 8 December 2007. Stargate Atlantis
Stargate Atlantis
The first two seasons aired between 15 April 2005 and 29 July 2006.


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See also[edit]

List of television stations in France

Note[edit] 1 Source: Médiamétrie References[edit]

^ Financial results of M6 2010 ^ Financial rentability 2010 ^ M6 has always been ranked after TF1
and before (by some measure) or after (by others) France
2 ^ the M6 Group : a French media empire ^ Zone interdite, one of France's most influential TV show ^ "M6 a acheté Sous le dôme". AlloCiné. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 

External links[edit]

Official website (in French) M6 Replay

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Television in France

Terrestrial digital (free)

TF1 France
2 France
3 Canal+ France
5 M6 Arte C8 W9 TMC TFX NRJ 12 LCP & Public Sénat France
4 BFM TV CNews CStar Gulli France
Séries Films L'Équipe 6ter Numéro 23 RMC Découverte Chérie 25 LCI franceinfo:

Terrestrial digital (pay)

Paris Première Canal+
Cinéma Canal+
Sport Planète+

Other free

Equidia Euronews FashionTV France
24 KTO Liberty TV TV5Monde


TV Breizh

M6 Group

M6 Music M6 Music
M6 Music
Club M6 Music
M6 Music
Black (defunct) M6 Boutique & Co Best of Shopping Girondins TV Paris Première Série Club Téva TF6

MCM Group

MCM MCM Africa (defunct) MCM Belgique (defunct) MCM Pop
(defunct) MCM Top Mezzo TV Muzzik (defunct) RFM TV Virgin 17
Virgin 17


Séries Canal+
Family Canal+
Décalé Ciné+ Premier Ciné+ Frisson Ciné+ Émotion Ciné+ Classic Comédie+ Jimmy (defunct) Planète+ Planète+ Thalassa Sport+ (defunct) Télétoon+

Orange S.A.

OCS Max OCS City OCS Choc OCS Geants

SFR Group (Altice)

Altice Studio

The Walt Disney Company

Disney Channel Disney Cinema Disney Junior Disney XD


13ème Rue Universal Syfy Universal E!

Viacom International Media Networks

MTV MTV Hits MTV Base (defunct) MTV Idol (defunct) MTV Pulse (defunct) Nickelodeon Nickelodeon 4Teen Nickelodeon Junior BET Game One J-One Paramount Channel

AB Groupe

AB1 AB Moteurs Action Animaux Chasse et Pêche Ciné Fx Crime District Encyclo (defunct) Escales (defunct) Golf Channel France Lucky Jack.tv Mangas Polar RTL9 Science et Vie TV Toute l'Histoire Trek Ultra Nature XXL

Turner Broadcasting System France

Boing Boomerang Cartoon Network TCM Cinéma Toonami

Fox Networks Group

National Geographic Channel Voyage

Discovery Networks EMEA

Discovery Channel Discovery Real Time (defunct) Discovery Science Eurosport 1 Eurosport 2 VivoltaJV

Other (pay)

beIN Sports Canal J La Chaîne Météo OM TV

Media holding companies

AB Groupe Canal+
Group France
Télévisions Lagardère Active M6 Group MCM Group Orange S.A. TF1


Television series Television stations


Direct 8 Jimmy La Cinq La Sept

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RTL Group

Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland Germany, Austria
and Switzerland

TV RTL Television VOX RTL II[gl 1] Nitro RTLplus Super RTL[gl 2] Toggo Plus n-tv RTL Crime RTL Living RTL Passion GEO Television

Radio RTL Radio 104.6 RTL Antenne Bayern[gl 3] Radio Hamburg[gl 4] Radio NRW[gl 5] 105'5 Spreeradio Radio 21 (Germany)[gl 6] Radio Regenbogen[gl 7] Big FM[gl 8] Hitradio RTL Sachsen[gl 9] Hit-Radio Antenne[gl 10] Radio Brocken (50%) 89.0 RTL Antenne Thüringen (15%) Radio Ton (2%) Rock Antenne[gl 3] Sachsen Funkpaket (31/9%)

Radio Dresden Radio Leipzig Radio Chemnitz Radio Lausitz Radio Zwickau Radio Erzgebirge Vogtland Radio

Oldie 95 (4.78%) Radio Top 40 (15%)

RTL Nederland Netherlands

TV RTL 4 RTL 5 RTL 7 RTL 8 RTL Crime RTL Lounge RTL Telekids RTL Z

Radio RTL Lounge
RTL Lounge

Catchup and Video on Demand RTL XL Videoland

M6 Group (48.6%) France

M6 W9 6ter Paris Première Téva Série Club[gl 11] TF6[gl 11] M6 Boutique & Co M6 Music M6 Music
M6 Music
Black M6 Music
M6 Music
Club Best of Shopping Girondins TV


TV RTL9[gl 12]

Radio RTL RTL 2 Fun Radio RTL L'Equipe[gl 13]

RTL Belgium

[gl 14] Club RTL
Club RTL
[gl 14] Plug RTL
Plug RTL
[gl 14]

Radio Bel RTL
(44.2%) [gl 14] Radio Contact (44.2%) [gl 14] Mint (44,2%)[gl 14]

RTL Luxembourg

TV RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg Den 2. RTL RTL9 Club RTL

Radio RTL Radio
RTL Radio
Lëtzebuerg RTL Radio

RTL Hrvatska Croatia

RTL RTL 2 RTL Kockica RTL Living RTL Passion RTL Crime RTL Croatia World

Magyar RTL Televízió Hungary

TV RTL Klub RTL II RTL+ RTL Gold Cool Film+ Muzsika TV Sorozat+

Video on Demand RTL Most

Atresmedia Spain

TV Antena 3 (HD) laSexta (HD) Neox Nova Mega Atreseries (only HD)

Radio Onda Cero Europa FM Melodia FM

RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network Asia

RTL CBS Entertainment[gl 15] RTL CBS Extreme[gl 15]


Big RTL Thrill[gl 16]


FremantleMedia FremantleMedia
Australia Blue Circle (Television production) Blu Productions Talkback (production company) Thames (production company) Retort (production company) Boundless (production company) UFA Grundy UFA Teamworx Phoenix Film

^ joint venture with Tele München Fernseh, Heinrich Bauer Verlag and Burda. ^ joint venture with The Walt Disney Company. ^ a b joint venture with Amperwelle Studio München Programmanbietergesellschaft, Axel Springer AG, Burda, Studio Gong, m.b.t. Mediengesellschaft der bayerischen Tageszeitungen für Kabelkommunikation, Medienpool and Radio Bavaria Rundfunkprogrammgesellschaft. ^ joint venture with Axel Springer, Heinrich Bauer Verlag, Lühmanndruck Harburger Zeitungsgesellschaft and Morgenpost Verlag. ^ joint venture with Pressefunk Nordrhein-Westfalen and Westdeutscher Rundfunk. ^ joint venture with Funk & Fernsehen Nordwestdeutschland, Antenne Niedersachen and Niedersachsen Radio. ^ joint venture with Mediengruppe Dr. Haas. ^ joint venture with Rheinland-Pfälzische Rundfunk. ^ joint venture with Broadcast Sachsen. ^ joint venture with Verlagsgesellschaft Madsack, Studio Gong Niedersachsen and Brune-Rieck-Beteiligungs. ^ a b joint venture with TF1
Group. ^ joint venture with AB Groupe. ^ joint venture with L'Équipe. ^ a b c d e f joint venture with TVI, LEMAIRE ELECTRONICS and Rossel. ^ a b joint venture with CBS Studios International. ^ joint venture with Reliance Broadcast Network.

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RTL Group (75.1%)


TV n-tv RTL RTL IIJV RTL Crime RTL Living RTL Nitro RTL Passion RTLplus Super RTLJV VOX Radio 89.0 RTL 104.6 RTL BigFM Radio Hamburg RTL Radio

RTL Nederland
RTL Nederland

TV RTL 4 RTL 5 RTL 7 RTL 8 RTL Z RTL Crime RTL Lounge RTL Telekids Radio RTL Lounge
RTL Lounge
Radio Catchup and Video on Demand RTL XL Videoland

M6 Group (FR; 48.6%)

TV 6ter M6 W9 TF6 Paris Première M6 Boutique & Co M6 Music M6 Music
M6 Music
Black RTL9 Radio Fun Radio RTL RTL 2


TV Club RTL Plug RTL RTL-TVI Radio Bel RTL Radio Contact


TV RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg Radio RTL Radio


TV RTL Televizija RTL 2


TV Cool Film+ Muzsika TV RTL Klub RTL II RTL+ RTL Gold Sorozat+


TV Antena 3 (HD) laSexta (HD) Neox Nova Mega Radio Europa FM Onda Cero


Buzzr RadicalMedia Random House Studio Talkback Thames

Penguin Random House (53%)

Random House

Bantam Books Crown Del Rey Doubleday Ebury Hutchinson Knopf McClelland & Stewart Rider Villard Virgin

Penguin Group

Ace Books Alpha Berkley Books Dorling Kindersley Hamish Hamilton Penguin Books Penguin Classics Viking

Gruner + Jahr

Brigitte Capital Der Spiegel
Der Spiegel
(25%) GEO Sächsische Zeitung (60%) Stern

News (56%)

News Profil

Prisma Press

Capital Femme Actuelle Prima Voici VSD

Motor Presse Stuttgart

Aerokurier Auto, Motor und Sport Sport Auto

other assets

Alliant International University Arvato


Entertainment (Sonopress) BMG Rights Management Relias Learning Verlagsgruppe Random House

Blanvalet Goldmann Heyne Luchterhand Manesse Prestel


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