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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
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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