Compostela-Xunta de Galicia prize
In this 2008 edition, the jury of the Compostela Prize decided, unanimously its awarding to Channel Arte as an acknowledgement to its labour in brining together different public European televisions and promoting high quality programmes through multilingual broadcasting.
ARTE, the European culture channel - www.arte.tv
The public-service television channel ARTE acts as a showcase for the rich cultural diversity of Europe. Its purpose is « to conceive and produce television programmes which, in a broad sense, are cultural and international in character and conducive to promoting understanding and rapprochement among Europe’s nations ». ARTE’s policy is to broadcast high-quality national and international co-productions in cinema, drama and documentaries as well as news, live and performing arts. Based on an Agreement between France and Germany, ARTE is composed of three entities, the headquarters in Strasburg and two members, ARTE France in Paris and ARTE Deutschland TV GmbH in Baden-Baden. The channel is financed through the television licence fee in both countries. ARTE is broadcast simultaneously in French and German all around Europe. Moreover, it has entered into Agreements with other public service broadcasters like, for instance, RTBF in Belgium, TVP in Poland, ORF in Austria, SRG SSR Idée Suisse in Switzerland, TVE in Spain, YLE in Finland, BBC in the United-Kingdom and SVT in Sweden.