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Special Report on ARTE: Budget and Structure

In France, arte is funded by tv licence fees and state subsidies. In Germany, licence fees account for all funding. While there is no advertising on arte, it does generate its own revenues, mainly through sponsorship. This task has been entrusted...
November 1, 1997

In France, arte is funded by tv licence fees and state subsidies. In Germany, licence fees account for all funding. While there is no advertising on arte, it does generate its own revenues, mainly through sponsorship. This task has been entrusted to IP Network, an international commercial branch of Havas Intermediation. arte’s total budget for 1997 is 1,706 million ff/ 502 million dm.

Breakdown (Millions) :

Programming 1078ff/316dm 63%

Broadcasting 190ff/ 56dm 11%

Operations 403ff / 120dm 24%

Investments 35ff / 10d 2%

Programming Budget Breakdown

(percent of 1078ff/316dm):

Topical Evenings 17%

Feature Films 15%

TV Drama 13%

News/Metropolis 11%

Documentaries 10%

Live & Performing Arts 8%

Program Trailers 2%

Program Versioning 8%

Miscellaneous 16%

Central Pole :

ARTE

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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