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This article is about the French TV channel. For its owner, see Groupe M6.
This page only shows primary logo variants.
For other related logos and images, see:
/Other

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1985–1986 1986-March 1987 March-June 1987 June–September 1987
1985–1986 1986-March 1987 March-June 1987 June–September 1987
September 1987–1999 1999–2009 2009–2020 2020–present
September 1987–1999 1999–2009 2009–2020 2020–present

Métropole 6, better known as M6, is the flagship TV channel of Groupe M6, one of two main commercial free-to-air TV broadcasters in France, the other being Groupe TF1. M6, along with TF1 and flagship public channels France 2 and France 3, is one of the most popular TV channels in the country.

Groupe M6 is owned by RTL Group, a pan-European media conglomerate headquartered in Luxembourg. While the group does not use the RTL brand for its TV channels in France, using M6 instead, its two French radio stations are branded as RTL.

RTL6

1985–1986 (prelaunch)

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M6’s history dates back to 1986 when CLT announced that they were going to launch a new terrestrial television channel in France called RTL6. However, the name and its logo are currently unknown.

TV6 France

1986-March 1987

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On 28 January 1986, RTL6 was resurrected as TV6 France and replaced its prelaunch logo by the channel’s first logo. With it, the channel was launched on 1 March 1986, but its first logo was short-lived.


M6

March–September 1987

March–June 1987

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On 1 March 1987, TV6 France was closed down and replaced by a new channel called M6. Its first logo was a 3D-animated M coloured blue with a red 6 appearing to the right.

June–September 1987

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On 1 June 1987, M6 slightly remodified its network logo by making the red "6" become more abstract with the blue "M" grows more bigger thus the "Metropole Television" is removed from the logo.

1987–present

September 1987–1999

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On 1 September 1987, M6 replaced its original logo in favour of a new logo which consists of an abstract "M" coloured grey with the red "6" is now placed on the top at the middle of the grey "M" by having a new set of idents and also a new theme music to the set.

1999–2009

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On 1 September 1999, M6 got another new logo, with the M coloured in dark blue.

2009–2020

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On 30 November 2009, M6 unveiled another new logo, wherein the logo has been given a matte 3D effect and the M is now light grey instead of bluish-black. The 6 is a lighter shade of red as well.

2015–2020

See the corresponding section in the Other page.


DESIGNER
Barjabulle
TYPOGRAPHY
Novecento Sans
USAGE
Official

A new graphics package and set of idents, designed by the Paris-based Barjabulle, were introduced on 16 November 2015 that retained the 3D look. Novecento Sans, an all-uppercase font, was used in on-screen typography. (It is also used by M6 Music since March 2020.)

Over a hundred idents were produced for the channel, featuring everyday objects in various situations, all ending with the jingle Woah-oh-oh M6 in the D major chord.

2020–present

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DESIGNER
Gédéon
TYPOGRAPHY
GRTSK (custom font)
USAGE
Official

A new flat logo and a new graphics package were introduced on 1 September 2020. The logo now appears in plain white and red (or grey and red on a white background), losing the 3D effects it had had over the years and instead goes for the flat variant in use since 1987.

The new graphics were designed by Gédéon, which had rebranded sister channel W9 in November 2018. A new custom font, GRTSK, was created for the channel.


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