What we do
Programmes for everyone,
anytime, anywhere, on any device
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 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 English, Spanish, Polish 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.
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.