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ARTE celebrates its 30th birthday!
European culture at your fingertips

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ARTE, the European culture channel, springs from a French-German partnership based on the signature of an Interstate Treaty in 1990. It became a reality for French and German audiences when broadcasting began on 30 May 1992.

Today, still faithful to its values of quality, creativity and diversity, ARTE offers content in six languages on a large number of platforms.


ARTE supports creation

ARTE is a cultural powerhouse, offering unique films, series, documentaries, concerts and magazine shows, news and analysis.
Always on the lookout for excellence, the channel supports creators from all horizons and encourages bold narratives and unusual perspectives.


Our history


Focus on Europe

Over and above its original French-German DNA, ARTE has a European vision.
Thanks to partnerships established with numerous European channels, it transcends national viewpoints and presents all the rich diversity of European culture.


Assuming our Responsibilities

As a public broadcaster dedicated to culture, ARTE has particular responsibilities to citizens. In both our programmes and our corporate culture we strive to be exemplary in terms of gender parity, diversity and social and environmental responsibility.


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