ARTE is the French-German public television channel.
Founded in 1991, it was given the mission of providing cultural programming that promotes unity and understanding among European nations. The channel is non-commercial and broadcasts without advertising. Financial support is provided through a television and radio licence fee in both countries.
The channel is pioneering the marriage of television, internet and mobile networks as it continues to inspire viewers to think, explore and discover. ARTE FRANCE is the French partner in ARTE, providing 50% orf the programming.