The French Member: ARTE FranceARTE France produces, co-produces and purchases programmes for ARTE. Production policy focuses primarily on promoting original, high-quality audio-visual work. Commissions from ARTE France contribute to sustaining a network of independent producers, while its co-productions ensure that the company is a major player in the film and television industry, both in France and across Europe.
ARTE France has a permanent workforce of 248 professionals with skills in programming, communication, multimedia, development, international relations and management, all contributing to the objectives of the channel. Two subsidiaries have also been set up: the film company ARTE France Cinéma, and the audio-visual production and publishing company ARTE France Développement, one of whose main tasks is marketing books and DVDs under the brand name ARTE Editions.
A shareholder of TV5MONDE and the Canadian cultural television channel ARTV, ARTE France boosts the distribution of its programmes worldwide by making them available, on a cooperativebasis, to these and other channels.
The German Member: ARTE Deutschland TV GmbHThe structure of the Baden-Baden based company mirrors the de-centralised organisation of German federal public broadcasting. Its shareholders are the State broadcasting corporations ARD and ZDF. The entire German contribution to ARTE consists of programmes, often television premieres, which have been either purchased or produced by ARD and ZDF.
The ARTE liaison officers at ARD and the ARTE coordinators at ARD and ZDF are responsible for programming proposals and their realisation. They work in close collaboration with their respective editorial departments, the ARTE Deutschland Programme Coordination and the editorial departments at ARTE G.E.I.E.. ARTE Deutschland is represented on the Programme Committee and extended meetings of the Management Board of ARTE GEIE by its Managing Directors.
ARTE Deutschland is mainly concerned with the coordination and contract settlements of the German programme contributions for both television and the internet. They are also responsable for programme-related communication in Germany as well as for expanding and maintaining a large network of partnerships with cultural and media organisations in the fields of literature, theatre, music, fine arts and audiovisual media. With regards to multimedia administration, ARTE Deutschland, in collaboration with its shareholders, has editorial responsibility for themed files and content on certain parts of the ARTE website. Together with ATE France, ARTE Deutschland supervises the organisation and editing of live streaming for the concert and event platform ARTE Concert. These ventures all serve to demonstrate ARTE's commitment to franco-German partnership and to Europe.
- The ARD, also known as Das Erste ("The First"), is a network of regional public-service broadcasters all over Germany, also responsible for providing to ARTE Deutschland half of the programmes they provide to ARTE GEIE.
Westdeutscher Rundfunk (Cologne)
Norddeutscher Rundfunk (Hambourg)
Bayerischer Rundfunk (Munich)
Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (Leipzig)
Hessischer Rundfunk (Francfort)
Radio Bremen (Brême)
Saarländischer Rundfunk (Sarrebruck)
- The ZDF (Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen / "Second German Television”) is based in Mainz and provides half of the ARTE programmes provided by the German Member.