2010 - 2020

2015 Broadcasting
ARTE in English and in Spanish
November 2015

ARTE programmes, 85% produced in Europe, are available in 4 languages. All programmes go out in French and German. 600 hours a year online documentaries, magazine shows and live performances are subtitled in English and Spanish. 55% of Europeans have a wider choice of high-quality TV programmes in their native language, thanks to the support of the EU.

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2014 Broadcasting
Culture Touch
November 2014

The free magazine Culture Touch gives a weekly overview of the latest cultural events in Europe. Especially developped for tablets the magazine presents the best of ARTE’s programme in short videos, articles, photos and exclusive interviews.

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2014 Broadcasting
Launch of ARTE Cinema
September 2014

The launch of ARTE Cinema, shining a spotlight on all the cinematic riches the station has to offer: an impressive film guide, videos available 24/7, and cutting-edge programs aimed at film-buffs.

2013 Broadcasting
Launch of ARTE Future
April 2013

Launch of ARTE Future, a topical platform focusing on the environmental, scientific and economic issues of the day.

2012 Broadcasting
Analogue switch-off in Germany
April 2012

End of analogue TV broadcasting in Germany. Transmissions are now entirely digital in both France and Germany.

2005 - 2010

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.

2010 Broadcasting
ARTE overseas
April 2010

ARTE joins CanalSat Caraïbes, the direct multichannel satellite broadcasting service, available to viewers in the French overseas territories of Martinique, Guadeloupe and Guiana.

2009 Broadcasting
ARTE Live Web Platform
May 2009

Launch of “ARTE Live Web”, renamed ARTE Concert in 2014, a web platform, dedicated to the performing arts and music from all over the world, including theatre, opera, pop, rock and dance. “ARTE Live Web” showcases up-and-coming talent and top-ranked artists performing live, provides Internet viewers with a space for discovery and contact with other users, and features ARTE coproductions, exclusive content, and recordings supplied by partner broadcasters.

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2008 Broadcasting
HD Broadcasting
July / October 2008

Starting in July ARTE begins HD broadcasting via the Astra satellite in Germany, and in October via Digital terrestrial television (DTTV) in France.

2007 Broadcasting
ARTE+7 catch-up service
September 2007

Launch of the ARTE+7 catch-up service, offering internet users in France and Germany free access to a broad range of programs within seven days of their original transmission.

2007 Broadcasting
24/7 on German ADSL

Broadcasting via ADSL in Germany.

1995 - 2005

2005 Broadcasting
ARTE Broadcasts 24/7
April 2005

ARTE broadcasts 24/7 in France via DTTV (TNT). With the switch to Digital terrestrial television (DTTV), ARTE’s daytime programs, only previously available since January 2001 to cable and satellite subscribers, can now be watched by most viewers in France. Programming is extended on week-end mornings and weekdays after 2 p.m, after midday as of October 2005, and as early as 8 in the morning from the beginning of May 2006.

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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.

2002 Broadcasting
ARTE in Austria
December 2002

ARTE expands transmission of its programs across Europe. Available from December 2002 to Austria via the cable operator UPC Telekabel, in the cities of Vienna, Wiener Neustadt, Baden, Klagenfurt and Graz.

2002 Broadcasting
24/7 via German DVB-T
November 2002

ARTE broadcast 24/7 in Germany via the digital terrestrial network (TNT/DVB-T).

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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2002 Broadcasting
ARTE in Africa
April 2002

ARTE is broadcast beyond European borders in twenty French-speaking African countries via the “LE SAT” digital TV package.

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1990 - 1995

1995 Broadcasting
ARTE across Europe and beyond

ARTE is transmitted across Europe via the Astra 1D satellite, and to the Mediterranean and North Africa via the EUTELSAT satellite 2F1. Further agreements with other important European cable operators are signed, with a special emphasis on countries where ARTE is developing partnerships with other public channels.

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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