M6 buys Internet group Cyrealis

French audiovisual group gets into e-biz

PARIS -- French audiovisual group M6 has taken a 100% stake in high-tech video game and e-business Internet group Cyrealis for an undisclosed sum, M6 said Wednesday.

M6 will incorporate Cyrealis' sites Clubic.com, Achetezfacile.com, Jeuxvideo.fr and Neteo.com into its web strategy, catapulting M6 to the Top 15 French networks with an estimated 8.9 million unique visitors per month.

Cyrealis founders Jerry Nieuviarts and Nicolas Rosset-Lanchet will join M6's web team.