2021 Programmes

Golden Leopard – competition “Cineasti del presente”, Locarno Film Festival 2021, Switzerland

Coproduction: ARTE

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2021 Programmes
Natural Light (Természetes fény)
by Dénes Nagy

Silver Bear for Best Director, Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) 2021, Germany

Coproduction: ZDF/ARTE

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2021 Executives
Bruno Patino becomes President, Peter Weber Vice President of ARTE GEIE
January 2021

Bruno Patino, President of ARTE France, becomes President of ARTE GEIE from 1st January 2021. Peter Weber, Head of Legal Affaires at the ZDF, becomes Vice President.

2021 Executives
Tom Buhrow and Nicolas Seydoux take the chairmanship of the General Assembly of ARTE GEIE
January 2021

Tom Buhrow, President of Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) and Chairman of the German association of public broadcasters ARD, becomes Chairman of the General Assembly of ARTE GEIE. Nicolas Seydoux, President of Gaumont becomes Vice Chairman.

ARTE celebrates 30 years since the signing of its founding treaty between France and Germany!
2nd October 2020

ARTE is a symbol of Franco-German friendship. The project, which had been championed since 1988 by French President François Mitterrand and German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, came to fruition on 2 October 1990, when an Interstate Treaty was signed between France and the German Länder.

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2010 Broadcasting
ARTE+7 Catch-Up TV
November 2010

From November 2010 the ARTE+7 catch-up service is available on smartphones, connected TV and video-platforms such as YouTube and Dailymotion in France.

2009 Partnerships
ARTE in Greece
April 2009

ARTE develops its partnerships in Europe, signing an agreement with Greek public service broadcaster ERT (Ellinikí Radiofonía Tileórasi) for co-productions of “Thema” evenings, drama and documentaries.

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2004 Broadcasting
24/7 digital in European and Mediterranean countries
Autumn 2004

In European and Mediterranean countries ARTE switches from the analogue broadcasting of evening programs to digital transmission 24/7.

New Headquarters in Strasbourg

ARTE GEIE inaugurates its new headquarters in Strasbourg, close to existing European institutions. The building is designed by the Franco-German architectural team of Hans Struhk and Paul Maechel.

2002 Broadcasting
Launch of ARTE Radio
September 2002

Launch of ARTE Radio in France, a pioneering web radio offering reports, documentaries and original productions. Available on-demand and with excellent sound quality.

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2001 Partnerships
ARTE in Austria
March 2001

ARTE signs a partnership agreement with ORF (Österreichischer Rundfunk / Austria).

1995 Partnerships
ARTE in Switzerland and Spain
July 1995

Cooperation Agreement with SRG SSR (Switzerland) and TVE (Spain).  In October 1995 an ARTE window “Noche Temática”, is opened on on RTVE (Radiotelevisión Española).

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French ARTE Editions
May 1994

La Sept ARTE launches ARTE Editions.

1993 Partnerships
ARTE in Belgium
February 1993

ARTE develops partnerships in Europe, signing a cooperation agreement with Belgian public service broadcaster RTBF (Radio-télévision belge francophone). Within the context of this partnership an own window ARTE Belgique hab been scheduled between 2006 and 2014: magazines and documentaries produced by the RTBF were broadcast on ARTE in French and also in Dutch.

1992 Broadcasting
ARTE on air
30 May 1992

ARTE goes on air on the evening of the 30th May 1992.  From its base in Strasbourg, the channel transmits its first simultaneous analogue transmission to most households on both sides of the Rhine.
In France in May from 5pm via satellite (TDF 1-2) and in September from 7pm on analogue terrestrial network (Telcom 2B satellite) for 72% households. In Germany via DFS1 Copernicus and the Astra 1D satellite from 1994 for an extra 6 million households.

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