ARTE in 6 languages

French, German, English, Spanish, Polish and Italian

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 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".

Italy: Amatrice After the Quake


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

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On all screens

TV, Computer, mobile phones & tablet

ARTE Edition

Books and Videos

ARTE offers videos and books in French and German building up on the on-air programmes about art, history, society, literature, cinema, philosophy, and environment.

Internet radio service

free on-demand

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.


Feature films, dramas and series

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


in french and german

Short films

in french and german

Funny shorts

in french and german


Culture and Pop Culture

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


Sciences, discovery, history

40% of all programmes are documentaries