Arte launches Live Web video portal

By Robert Briel

The Franco German cultural channel Arte has launched the online video portal Arte Live Web, which offers a selection of music, dance, theatre and other performing arts.

The new portal is free-to-view and will offer both on-demand content and live ‘broadcasts’ of events including the Art Rock festival, which takes place this weekend in Saint-Brieuc and features acts including Birdy Nam Nam and Cold War Kids.

Arte Love Web is available in both German and French and comes in addition to the regular Arte video portal, which serves 2.5 million video requests a month, of which 1.7 million are Catch-up TV streams. The site will offer between 200 and 250 programmes.