M6 Group

Ad sales return to pre-pandemic levels for M6 Group with TF1 merger on course

  RTL-owned M6 Group has reported an increase in its advertising revenues to exceed pre-pandemic levels. At the end of the 2021 financial year, the group achieved consolidated revenue of €1.39 billion, up 9.2% or €116.8 million compared with 2020. Multimedia advertising revenues increased 16.0% (up €157.0 million) which exceeded pre-pandemic levels by 2.7%. The […]

M6 Group and Orange renew carriage deal, implement segmented advertising

RTL-owned M6 Group has agreed a new deal with Orange for segmented advertising and channel distribution. The first part of the deal sees the pair collaborate on segmented advertising on M6 Group’s channels. The agreement will allow advertisers to combine “the power and quality of TV media” with Orange’s targeting capabilities. These data points include […]

Bouygues Telecom strikes new distribution deal with M6

French service provider Bouygues Telecom has struck a new distribution agreement with commercial broadcaster M6, covering channels and associated digital services. According to Bouygues, the agreement covers distribution of the totality of channels of the M6 Group, along with non-linear services associated with these channels. The deal will enable Bouygues Telecom subscribers to continue to […]

Bertelsmann explores US$3.6 billion sale of France’s M6 Group

German media conglomerate Bertelsmann is reportedly looking to sell its controlling stake in French broadcast group M6 and has already approached potential buyers including France’s Vivendi and Altice Europe. Bertelsmann is said to be looking for a deal worth around €3 billionfor the M6 Group, which it controls through its subsidiary RTL Group, and includes […]

French broadcasters combine forces in major OTT TV plan

French commercial broadcasters TF1 and M6 Group and public broadcaster France Televisions have teamed up to launch a joint national OTT TV platform, Salto. The trio plan to launch a joint offering with a variety of programming genres including news and debate, magazine programmes, special events, sports, entertainment and French homegrown drama as well as […]

M6 strikes carriage deal with Bouygues Telecom

French commercial broadcaster M6 Group has struck a distribution agreement with Bouygues Telecom, adding to its recent deals with Altice-SFR and Canal+. M6 said its deal with Bouygues Telecom provided for the carriage of its channels and non-linear services. The deal will also enable Bouygues Telecom TV subscribers to access extended catch-up TV windows for […]

M6 to take over RTL French radio stations

M6 Group is to acquire the French radio assets of RTL Group as part of a move by the pan-European broadcast giant to group its French broadcasting activities in one company. RTL is M6 Group’s principal shareholder, with a 48.26% stake. Under the terms of the deal M6 plans to acquire 100% ownership of RTL […]

M6 names light entertainment chief

French broadcaster M6 has named Stéphane Sallé de Chou as head of acquired light entertainment and magazine programming. Sallé de Chou joined the broadcaster’s advertising sales arm M6 Publicité in 2006, before becoming project chief for acquired light entertainment and magazine programming in 2012. In this role he was responsible for a number of key […]

M6, RTL Deutschland and digital boost RTL Group results

France’s M6 Group and RTL Deutschland helped boost international media group RTL’s first half performance, which also benefited from strong growth in digital. First half revenues were up 3.2% to €2.878 billion, with digital revenue up 20.5% to €264 million. The performance dipped in the second quarter, however, with revenue dropping by 2.3%. This was […]

Canal+ and M6 slam CSA rejection of free-to-air move

French media regulator the CSA has given a green light for TF1-owned news channel LCI to become a free-to-air service, but has rejected requests from Canal+ and M6 Group to enable their respective channels, factual service Planète+ and entertainment channel Paris Première, to make the same transition. The CSA said that it had judged that […]