1 December 2023

Xavier de Moulins on the new “19.45” set, on M6.

In April, it is the spring of the JT on Arte and M6. On Tuesday March 28, the two channels presented, the same day, the new version of their respective sections of info.

The European channel launches, from Tuesday, April 11, “19-21, the news of the world differently”, from Monday to Friday. A two-hour installment in five stages. First “Regards”, at 7 p.m., a program of reports already firmly established on the German site of Arte, offering “Stories of Europeans” in thirty minutes. Then a recent innovation, “Le Sous des images”, where Sonia Devillers dissects each evening, in a quarter of an hour, a photo, a drawing, an advertisement, a comic strip, a propaganda image…

Then comes, at 7:45 p.m., the actual news, hosted by Carolin Ollivier, at the head of a Franco-German team. Objective : “Let it be watched all over Europe”, not just on either side of the Rhine. In this regard, the magazine “Arte Europe, l’hebdo” in four languages ​​will be ramped up (plus four other languages ​​in subtitles). Elisabeth Quin and Emilie Aubry bring up the rear with their already well-established formats, “28 minutes” and “Le Dessous des cartes”.

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A two-hour daily slot – hosted by Jean-Mathieu Pernin – in the time slot, “access prime time”, where information is king, with the essential television news from the major channels (TF1 and France 2), and which looks like ” the answer (of Art) to information fatigue”. Vast program… what M6 could do, but with a different approach.

“Information in a modern way”

The RTL Group channel, for its part, plays the card of youth and modernity. Claiming more than ever a leading position among viewers under 50, M6 is revamping, from Monday April 17, its two daily news slots, “12.45” and “19.45”, presented by Nathalie Renoux and Xavier de Moulins.

The chain has invested heavily in two virtual and immersive sets of 600 square meters, equipped “the most advanced technologies to inform in a modern way: standing presentation, uncluttered stage, augmented reality and essential place left to the image…” The idea is to bring – virtually – the viewer onto the set, with ever more “augmented reality”.

On the merits, on the decryption side of the info, Stéphane Gendarme, director of information, recalls that M6 was the first to offer, from 2017, “a section on “fake news”” in his news. The latter will bet more than ever on the “Explain to us” sequence, with 3D modeling “to immerse the viewer in the theme addressed”.

Two key words: “pedagogy” and “proximity”. Exactly, it is “a local space at the national level” what the new “Inspire us” section will offer on Saturdays, who wants “to highlight positive initiatives, whether personal or entrepreneurial”. An opportunity to highlight a new face, that of N’Fanteh Minteh – joker for Nathalie Renoux –, who has just joined the editorial staff of M6 after a long stint with TV5 Monde and France 3 Bretagne (where she hosted the morning show “You you’re great”, recounting “those who bring the territories to life”). The young woman also leads, for the Reporter Citoyen association, media education workshops in working-class neighborhoods and rural areas. Two areas where “information fatigue” is acute.

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“19-21, the news of the world differently” on Arte; “12.45” and “19.45” on M6.

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