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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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