Pascale Paoli-Lebailly | 27-08-2013
Eager to be less erudite and more rooted in the present than its last season's schedule, the French-German channel Arte is to pursue a strategy of mixing new genres and looking more to other regions including Europe.
In France, the channel's audience share rose 1.9% over the first six months of 2013, up 12% compared to the same period in 2012.
Arte wants to keep programmes inventive and will mix genres, lining up top European dramas, documentaries, webdocs and transmedia productions.
Among key programmes announced include the Australian TV series Top of the Lake by director Jane Campion, slated for November, along with Rithy Panh's film about the genocide in Cambodia, The Missing Picture, due to air in October.
Web innovation and transmedia content will also be part of the channel's new developments, including the criminal drama Intime Conviction, which will allow viewers to watch the investigation on TV and follow the trial on the Web.
Ahead of European elections, part of the channel's programming will be dedicated to Europe, and a website is about to be launched.