French-German cultural channel Arte is eager to extend its influence outside the boundaries of the two cooperating countries and strengthen its international relationships.

To facilitate this Arte GEIE has reorganised its dedicated services by charging André de Margerie, the current MD for international relations, with the institutional follow-up of international agreements. He will also look for new distribution outlets for Arte’s programming outside France and Germany.

Olaf Grunert, will for his part, supervise the international development of Arte’s programming, while keeping his job of Head of the Development and Events Unit at Arte GEIE. He will take up international copros and develop programming with new partners.