Programmes for everyone in Europe
Quality and creativity
ARTE provides programmes for everyone, including 85% European productions.
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 in 6 languages
in French, German, English, Spanish, Polish and Italian
ARTE offers high-quality programmes to 70% Europeans in their own language. ARTE programmes are broadcast in French and German 24 hours a day in HD quality on all screens.
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".
In August 24, 2016, an earthquake in Italy killed 300 people and wiped a village off of the map. Hundreds of thousands of tons of debris still litter the Amatrice region in central Italy, one year after a devastating earthquake. Many survivors are still waiting to be rehomed, living in emergency housing. Less than 500 homes have been given, when 3800 more are needed.
ARTE on all screens
also in English
Enjoy ARTE "à la carte" with the App for most smart TV and mobiles devices. ARTE goes beyond the traditional on-air linear delivery model to reach out to new audiences.
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
Each ARTE evening has its flavour
ARTE programmes are broadcast 24 hours a day.
On-air, each ARTE evening has its flavour, be it cinema on Mondays, investigative reports on Tuesdays, creativity on Wednesdays, series on Thursdays, drama on Fridays, contemporary culture on Saturdays and to round off the week, in-depth topical documentaries for all the family on Sundays.
On day-time there is a mix of cultural and discovery programmes, as well as two daily news programmes.
Books and Videos
in French and German
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.
Reports, documentaries, series or news… Hundreds of original audio creations for your personal listening pleasure.
ARTE Radio is a free on-demand, Internet radio service. You can either listen online to our program or download hundreds of reports, radio dramas, documentaries, audio creations and series. All our programmes are original, and are produced especially by and for ARTE Radio. The programmes are broadcasted under a Creative Commons licence, for either online-listening, for downloading in Ogg Vorbis or MP3 format, or for podcasting and listening to on iPod.
Although most programs are in French, many of our sound creations do not contain words and are therefore universal. A whole range of ARTE Radio productions are accessible to listeners who do not understand French: some of them are in English; others are in German; and for many others, language is not an issue at all, as everything is conveyed by noise, music and atmosphere - in short, by sound.