What we do


Every programme with a cultural slant has a home on ARTE

About 56 % of the programmes are documentaries, 19 % feature films, drama and series, 14 % news-related programmes, while 5 % feature music and other performing arts. About two thirds of the programmes broadcast on ARTE are previously unreleased.

ARTE negotiates the rights to all of these programmes in order to offer an ever-richer range to users outside of France and Germany. If ARTE does not hold the international rights to the video that you would like to watch, the following message will appear: “This video is not available in your country”.


Feature films, dramas and series

430 great films per year, 75% TV drama coproduced by ARTE


Culture and Pop Culture

1000 hours of live broadcasts, performing arts, documentaries, culture magazine shows


Sciences, discovery, history

40% of all programmes are documentaries



Investigate your world


ARTE in 6 languages

To 70 % of Europeans in their own language

For 400 hours a year magazines, documentaries and shows are subtitled in English, Spanish, Polish and 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”.


ARTE online, offline & more

ARTE Boutique

VOD and books in French

ARTE Edition

DVDs in German and French

ARTE Radio

Internet Radio Service in French