ikono is an innovative media platform dedicated to democratizing art through the production and broadcasting of short films that present art to the wider public sphere.
ikono produces high quality short films featuring artwork from antiquity until the contemporary period, highlighting works from public exhibitions, permanent museum and private collections, artistic heritage, architectual masterpieces, and other art events.
Since 2010, ikono has broadcasted in the MENASA region and Germany through its two high definition television stations, ikonoMENASA and ikonoTV, and continues to expand across Europe.
ikonoMENASA, ikono’s first television channel, broadcasts on a 24-hour basis in the MENA region and parts of South Asia featuring high definition short films showcasing a wide variety of visual art. ikono works with curators, filmmakers and artists to produce films about art from antiquity until the contemporary period, with no added sound or narrative elements to distract from the art works. ikonoMENASA focuses a portion of its programming on art from the region, ranging from 14th century Persian miniatures to contemporary video artists.
Since 2010, ikonoMENASA has been broadcasting in the Middle East and North Africa via ArabSat, in the United Arab Emirates through Etisalat on channel 484, and is now available in Dubai through du on channel 410 as well as in Beirut via Solidere IPTV on channel 232
ikonoTV, ikono’s second channel, broadcasts in high definition through Deutsche Telekom Entertain on Channel 458
Following the same philosophy as ikonoMENASA, ikonoTV features high definition short films about the arts, broadcasted on a 24-hour basis. Each film presents artworks selected from a wide spectrum of styles, mediums, and time periods, with no added music or narrative elements to distract from the visual experience. ikono works closely with curators, art historians, and filmmakers in the continuous production of new programming, bringing a diversity of cultural and artistic expression from around the globe to the screen.
If you are one of many who already have Telekom’s IPTV box, you can watch ikonoTV’s 24/7 live broadcast on channel 458.