Quality and creativity

for everyone in Europe

ARTE provides programmes for everyone, including 85% European productions.

Today, we have to believe in and bring to life a Europe of values, a cultural Europe, and together write the unified European story that we need.

Véronique Cayla, President of ARTE France

 

ARTE in 5 languages

French, German, English, Spanish and Polish

ARTE offers high-quality programmes to 60% Europeans in their own language. ARTE programmes are broadcast in French and German 24 hours a day in HD quality on all screens. For 600 hours a year magazines, documentaries and shows are subtitled in EnglishSpanishPolish and soon also in Italian. This is a unique experience cofinanced by the European Union since 2015 "to foster EU integration through culture by providing new subtitled versions of selected TV programmes across Europe".

As the European Culture Channel, ARTE provides cultural programming that fosters understanding among Europeans and brings people together. Since its creation in 1991, ARTE stands for cultural diversity and multilingualism. ARTE uncovers new talent, encourages artistic creativity, and preserves and promotes Europe’s cultural heritage. ARTE supports talented film-makers as a co-producer and shows ambitious new creations, daring drama and series. On offer are also bold documentaries, no infotainment but daily news of vital interest to Europeans. Not to forget the live music and performances and avant-garde magazines.

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600 hours a year in English

Documentaries, magazine shows, performing arts and much more

A unique experience

supported by the European Union

An EU pilot project supporting linguistic diversity as part of Europe’s cultural richness, bringing Europeans a larger choice of high-quality TV programmes in their original language, and testing the impact of subtitles on the circulation and online audiences of audio-visual content in the heart of the EU

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Live streaming in French and German

All the programmes go out in French and German.

 

ARTE on all screens

also in English

ARTE goes beyond the traditional on-air linear delivery model to reach out to new audiences. ARTE programms can be watched not only on-air, but also on the internet or mobile devices before, during and after broadcast.

On air or à la carte

all over Europe and beyond

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ARTE speaks English

Select your language, choose from a selection of subtitled programmes, including weekly highlights, cultural magazine shows, documentaries, a range of topics from politics and society, discovery, pop culture, to live performances, browse through ARTE's recommendations, land in another language...

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Feature films, dramas and series

6 great films every week, 75% TV drama coproduced by ARTE

Films, dramas and series

For film buffs and everyone else

ARTE supports talented film-makers as a co-producer and shows ambitious new creations, inventive shorts, and a variety of dramas, crime stories, historical dramas, and series. For viewers who prefer films in original version, ARTE screens them whenever possible.

 

Culture and Pop Culture

Performing arts, documentaries, culture magazine shows

On air

in French and German, 24 hours a day

Culture

Whether it’s photography, the circus, painting, philosophy or fashion

ARTE takes the viewer to the world’s greatest opera houses and theatres, presents artists and artwork from every genre. Vibrant documentary films present committed international artists and cultural magazine programmes explore and document all the latest developments in the world art scene.

Whether it’s photography, dance, music, cinema, the circus, painting, philosophy or fashion - ARTE takes the viewer to the world’s greatest opera houses and theatres, presents artists and artwork from every genre while exploring new trends. Vibrant documentary films present committed international artists and cultural magazine programmes explore and document all the latest developments in the world art scene.

 

Knowledge

40% of all programmes are documentaries

Knowledge

Are you looking for adventure?

ARTE takes you away on voyages of discovery. To faraway places, new horizons - ARTE documentaries invite viewers to voyage through space and time, opening glimpses of the world and its people, its natural spectacles, historical myths and the secrets of science.

On air

in French and German, 24 hours a day

 

News

Investigate your world

News

Investigating stories worldwide

ARTE continues to dig when others have long since given up. Its many news magazine programmes and reports take a critical look at global events and issues, especially from a European perspective.

While investigating stories worldwide, ARTE continues to dig when others have long since given up. The infotainment merry-go-round on other channels may spin ever more quickly as ARTE takes the time to look carefully and make sense of world news stories. Its many news magazine programmes and reports take a critical look at global events and issues, especially from a European perspective.

 

Books and Videos

in French and German

ARTE offers videos and books in French and German building up on the on-air programmes about art, history, society, literature, cinema, philosophy, and environment.

ARTE Editions' editorial policy has built a reputation as one of the key players in the video production market, with complex and historic milestones such as the complete cinema of Pierre Etaix (mostly unavailable for 20 years) or a box set featuring Charlie Chaplin’s first 35 films. There are also around 100 books available, including top-sellers like Le Dessous des Cartes (If Maps could Talk) from Jean-Christophe Victor’s programme, Marie-Monique Robin’s The World according to Monsanto, and the graphic novel Waltz with Bashir, inspired by Ari Folman’s first animated documentary feature.