ARTE Europe
Phase 6 – 2021


Travel through the highlights of phase 6 with in 6 languages

  • Cover Liberated

    January 2021

    The animated web series Liberated! by French Ovidie and Sophie-Marie Larrouy examines taboos around female sexuality with humour and was one of the biggest audience hits of the catalogue in 6 languages in 2021.

  • Cover Setomaa Estonia

    February 2021

    ARTE’s first AMA (Ask Me Anything, a virtual interview via chat between one or several guest(s) and the members of a given ‘subreddit’ group) with director Yuri Burak promoting the documentary Estonia: The little kingdom of Setomaa on Reddit.

  • Cover Watani my homeland

    March 2021

    Watani – My Homeland by Marcel Mettelsiefen, Oscar-nominated documentary which chronicles the painful journey of a Syrian woman and her children from the frontlines of Aleppo to Germany.

  • Cover Napoléon

    April 2021

    Part of ARTE’s content highlights around the 200th anniversary of the French emperor’s death.The documentary Napoleon: Destiny and Death tells the story of how Napoleon Bonaparte’s brushes with death influenced the man and contributed to his legend.

  • Cover ARTE Documentales

    May 2021

    Launch of the Spanish YouTube channel Documentales with an editorial focus on documentaries and long format feature reports.

  • Cover Beethoven 9x

    June 2021

    Beethoven on tour: all nine Beethoven symphonies from nine European cities – live on ARTE in 6 languages in honour of the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth.

  • July 2021

    As part of ARTE’s “Summer of Voices” collection, the two-part documentary The magic voices of pop explores the very essence of the pop voice, with interviews from singers Damon Albarn, DJ Koze and Joy Denalane.

  • Cover Andrezej Wajda

    August 2021

    Andrzej Wajda, a lesson on cinema revisits the work of the Polish filmmaker and gives a rich and deep self-assessment of his body of work, in the twilight of his life.

  • Cover Take a breath

    September 2021

    The science documentary Take a breath explains how the way we breathe, which is influenced by our lifestyle, affects our health and how we feel.

  • Cover H24

    October 2021

    In H24 a diversity of female voices and talent from across Europe come together for a web series that tackles head on the everyday brutality experienced by women.

  • Cover The Irish revolution

    November 2021

    Narrated by actor Cillian Murphy, and co-produced by Irish broadcaster RTE, The Irish Revolution tells the remarkable story of Ireland’s independence achieved 100 years ago.

  • Cover 4 feet high

    December 2021

    Four feet high – a 6-part series and virtual reality story retracing the intimate odyssey of an Argentinian high school girl in a wheelchair exploring her sexuality.

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ARTE Europe, 6 years onwards

From November 2015 onwards and with the ongoing support of the European Commission, ARTE has created a truly European cultural media by producing a total of 9,500 hours of subtitled programmes as well as custom-made campaigns for ARTE’s target countries and languages. 

The support of the Creative Europe Media Programme for a Phase 6 of ARTE in Europe has allowed for continuous growth and brand awareness in the target countries, as well as a greater diversity of the multilingual catalogue displayed online on and third party platforms from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021.

ARTE – a European culture label

For 30 years



Since 2015





of Europeans can be reached in their mother tongue

European productions

9 European partner channels and common coproductions

A unique perspective

A fine-tuned selection from’s global catalogue > documentaries, reportages, magazine shows, webseries, films, concerts, opera

A digital offer available on multiple devices

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Picto smart TV

an app for smart TV

Picto tablet + smartphone

an app for smartphone and tablet

Picto computer screen

conversational and video streaming platforms

A widely accessible catalogue free of charge

in Europe


of the catalogue available for at least 60 days

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