Head office

ARTE is made up of three separate companies in France and Germany: the Strasbourg based European Economic Interest Grouping ARTE GEIE plus two member companies, ARTE France and ARTE Deutschland which are represented in ARTE GEIE’s decision making bodies.

One head office, two members

The headquarters in Strasbourg, the German and the French member

The head office in Strasbourg is responsible for the programmation and the diffusion of the programmes, the two members ARTE France based in Paris and ARTE Deutschland based in Baden Baden jointly fund ARTE GEIE and provide most of the programmes.

Management Board


The Management Board directs the channel's operations and reports regularly to the General Assembly

Véronique Cayla

President ARTE GEIE and ARTE France

Dr. Gottfried Langenstein

Vice President ARTE GEIE

Alain Le Diberder

Programme Director, Member of the Management Board, President of the Programme Committee

Armin Breger

Administrative Director and member of the Management Board

General Assembly


The general assembly makes fundamental decisions of strategic importance to the channel, approves the business plan, appoints the member of the management board and top managerial staff to ARTE GEIE

Prof. Markus Schächter

Chairman of the General Assembly ARTE GEIE

Nicolas Seydoux

Vice Chairman of the General Assembly ARTE GEIE

Programme Committee


The Programme Committee sets the channel's editorial policy and drafts the programme schedule

Programme Advisory Committee


The Programme Advisory Committee advises the Management Board and the General Assembly on Programming issues



In both France and Germany, 95% of funding for the channel comes from the direct tax on home television sets


The German member

ARTE Deutschland TV GmbH

The German member

ARTE Deutschland TV GmbH

The entire german contribution to ARTE consists of programmes, often television premieres, which have been either purchased or produces by ARD and ZDF

Peter Latzel

Managing Director ARTE Deutschland

Wolfgang Bergmann

Managing Director ARTE Deutschland

General Assembly

ARTE Deutschland

Chairman: Peter Budgoust, Vice Chairman: Prof. Markus Schächter

Programme advisory committee

ARTE Deutschland

Chairperson: Antje Schreiner, Vice Chairman: Dr. Michael-Andreas Butz

Shareholders ARD and ZDF

and its coordinators

The structure of the Baden-Baden based company mirrors the de-centralised organisation of german federal public broadcasting


The French member

ARTE France

The French member

ARTE France

Acting as editorial and programme production centre, ARTE France is based in Issy-Les-Moulineaux near Paris

Decision-making bodies

Executive Board, Supervisory Board and General Assembly of ARTE France


of ARTE France

ARTE France Cinéma and ARTE France Développement

Véronique Cayla

President ARTE GEIE and ARTE France

Anne Durupty

Chief Executive Officer

Bruno Patino

Editorial Director


European Partners

Partnership Agreements

The Agreements of ARTE GEIE with other European public service broadcasters demonstrates ARTE’s commitment to broadcast programmes that bring Europe’s creativity and diversity to the fore. Partnership Agreements commit ARTE and its associate members to a substantial volume of coproductions as well as to exchange some of their own programmes with each other.

Partnership Agreements commit ARTE and its associate members, the pucblic channels from Belgium (RTBF), Poland (TVP), Austria (ORF) and the Czech Republic (CT) to a substantial number of co-productions as well as programme exchanges. Associate members participate in ARTE’s decision-making and advisory bodies, in a consultant capacity.

Under Cooperation Agreements, the partner channels from Switzerland (SRG SSR) and Finland (YLE) develop with ARTE a large number of coproductions spanning all audiovisual genres. Partner channels take part in Programme Committee meetings in an advisory capacity.

In order to promote programme distribution and international creation, ARTE France is active on several international fronts including cooperation with countries bordering Europe, distribution in Africa, synergies with TV5Monde and Canal France International, the ARTE Awards for feature film projects in Europe, the Middle East and Latin America and participation in various documentary training workshops worldwide.


ORF since 2001

Österreichischer Rundfunk. ORF consists of two television channels, ORF 1 and ORF 2, as well as two international, four national and nine local radio stations


RTBF since 1993

Czech Rep.

CT since 2013

Ceská Televize


YLE since 1999


TVP since 2001

Telewizja Polska. TVP includes six national and 12 regional channels


SRG SSR since 1995