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Founded by Elizabeth Markevitch, IkonoTV is a unique television channel broadcasting art and only art 24/7 on HD.

Offering a pure visual experience, an ever-changing playlist of art films is produced in close collaboration with more than 400 international artists, over 200 collections, archives and the most important museums of the world.

All productions are free from additional sound or commentary, allowing an international audience to be exposed to a completely new approach to the arts of all epochs, from antiquity to contemporary art.

In other words, your screen is transformed into a lively painting.

IkonoTV is viewable in more than 30 countries worldwide (average technical HD reach: 37 million households) through IPTV’s in Germany and France, through IPTV and ArabSat in the MENASA region, and internationally on our HD webstream.


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Information on the ikono On Air Festival

About the Festival (English, German)

Festival Program (English, German)

Events (English, German)

Broadcasting Partner (English, German)

Image Sheet (English, German)

Video Sheet (English, German)


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July 25, 2013 ikono On Air Festival: Three weeks of film and video art, 6-29 September 2013

September 10, 2013 Breaking News: September 11, 2013 by Alfredo Jaar

September 13, 2013 Enjoy the weekend with ikono

September 19, 2013 Newsletter Week 3 – Curators’ choice

September 25, 2013 ikono On Air Festival: Final days



Markevitch Media GmbH
Gipsstr. 3 (office address)
10119 Berlin | Germany
Phone: + 49 (0)30 44 35 60 43
Fax: + 49 (0)30 201 632 869

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Programmierung: 20sec.net




24-hour digital event:
Sep. 12, 10:00 p.m. CET

pool 15

ikonoTV, the unique global slow art channel, is pleased to dedicate 24 hours exclusively to video dance.

We’ve prepared a curated playlist for our enthusiastic and curious public featuring a wide range of contemporary dance and film-making styles.

Video dance combines video art and dance performance and constitutes a specific genre all its own, entirely separate from documentaries and interviews.

The screening is organized in collaboration with the POOL International Video Dance Festival, which takes place in Berlin on Sept. 10–12. The participants in our on-air exhibition have been selected from among the submissions to the festival.

Don’t miss POOL 15 24h Video Dance digital event — enjoy it on your mobile device or your satellite or Smart TV! And don’t forget to download our app on Amazon, too.

For more information about POOL and its program see www.pool-festival.de

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The POOL 15 24-hour Video Dance will be a global event,
broadcast exclusively on ikonoTV.
It will run without interruption from:

10 pm on Saturday, September 12
to 10 pm on Sunday, September 13 (CET).

ikonoTV’s global reach includes:
- a 24/7 stream for all online mobile devices on www.ikono.tv
- all SmartTV sets in over 250 million households worldwide
- over 222,000 Amazon FireTV downloads making us the number one app in our category in the US, the UK, and Germany.
- satellite transmission in the MENASA region

Ikono Events Art

Ikono Events Speaksout

Ikono Events 24hour


December 5, 2015 at 6 p.m. (CET)

Climate change is not a purely political issue; nor is it limited to the COP21 conference in Paris. It is above all a human issue, one that connects us all, everywhere in the world.

At ikonoTV — the only broadcaster in the world to showcase art and only art 24/7 — we believe that art can give a new and powerful voice to the pressing concerns of global warming and man-made natural disaster, and that we can use art’s emotional appeal intelligently to convey the urgency of these issues in a deeper, more immediate way.

Our proposal is to invite artists to join forces and to put together a 24-hour playlist of contemporary video works based on environmental themes, free of any additional commentary. Because these concerns affect us all, and because art’s language is universal, artists are probably best equipped to enlighten and to touch us. This is why we present these issues from an artist’s point of view — to implement art’s power to speak out on this serious matter and appeal directly to human feeling.

“Art Speaks Out” will be a global event, broadcast exclusively on ikonoTV. It will run uninterruptedly from:

6 p.m. on Saturday, December 5
to 6 p.m. on Sunday, December 6 (CET).

ikonoTV’s global reach includes satellite transmission, SmartTV applications with access to over 200 million households worldwide;
a 24/7 stream for all online and mobile devices;
and over 135,000 Amazon downloads in only five months, making us the number one app in our category in the US, the UK, and Germany.

“Art Speaks Out” is a worldwide forum — an invitation to open our eyes to climate change, our responsibility to the planet, and the necessity of adopting measures of sustainability.

How to watch

Via online streaming: www.ikono.tv

Via Amazon Fire TV & the Google Nexus Player: searching for ikonoTV.

Via Samsung Smart TV (generation 2013+): opening Smart Hub and searching for ikonoTV in the app store.
Soon on devices using Tizen as well (generations 2015+).

On all SmartTV sets, including Samsung, LG, Philips, Toshiba and Panasonic

In the MENASA Region: via My-HD Receiver on the frequency 10890/H/27500.

Via regionalTelecom boxes:
Country Platform Channel
Germany Telekom Entertain 458
France Free box 150
Austria & Switzerland Red Bull Media House /Kathrein Smart 924
U.A.E. Etisalat Box 484
Dubai Du Box 410
Beirut Solidere IPTV 232
Qatar Ooredoo Box 872