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Market roundup: November 2018

DW’s daily news magazine, The Day, is now available in the United States on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). From Monday to Friday, DW’s The Day is broadcast in a regular PBS time slot with world news coverage with in-depth reporting and insight. The program is available via satellite and is broadcast on more than 100 PBS stations nationwide to more than 70 million households in the USA.

DW has been available since October in Malaysia and is gaining popularity with the 8.5 million subscribers of Malaysia’s leading OTT provider tonton.

In Pakistan, cable partners KhyberCable, FrontierCable, WorldCall Lahore, NewTech Gujranwala, LuckyComm Karachi and Jhelum Vision have all agreed to include DW’s English TV programming in their basic packages. Together the new partners reach more than 200,000 households.

Thailand’s mobile video service LOOX is carrying DW programming in English 24/7 on the LOOX-app. The OTT service reaches over 250,000 subscribers nationwide and is operated by the telecom company Thaicom.

Vietnam’s largest English-language news website, VNExpress is including DW articles and videos covering culture, science, sports, business and world news. VNExpress records over 162 million monthly visits and is Vietnam’s most-visited website.

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2018-11-13 | 3:20

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DW’s in-depth reporting uncovers the story of Salafism in Germany

In a six-part special report currently on dw.com, a team of DW reporters are presenting an unfiltered picture of ultraconservative Islam in Germany.

Salafism is an issue that is at the crossroads of important social questions facing German society involving culture, belief and integration. As Germany’s international broadcaster, DW’s journalism takes a global perspective and is uniquely suited to cover intercultural issues.

After many weeks of reporting and meeting with leaders of the Salafist movement along with community officials and ordinary people in cities, the project gets to the heart of this issue like never before.

The first article in the series covers how Salafism has become less publicly visible since 2016, but maintains strength as an “underground” force, working to draw in new adherents and expanding networks.

According to the report, “Salafism is an extremely conservative current within Islam,” whose followers, “interpret the Koran literally and orient themselves exclusively on how the Prophet Mohammed and his immediate successors lived the religion.”

The report reveals how many Islamist extremists start out as Salafists.

This is revealed by an especially gripping and emotional interview with the mother of a young German man who was killed fighting for IS in Syria. Before leaving everything behind to live with Islamist radicals, he had become a radicalized Salafist in Germany.

The DW journalists who produced the series said they used a variety of methods to reach interview subjects, including creating a Facebook profile and subscribing to Salafist leaders and following commentaries. For example, the mother of the German killed fighting for IS was first contacted on social media. And although many people weren’t willing to speak publically, social media remained a key aspect of reporting.

The DW series on Salafism in Germany is a stark and honest portrayal of the roots of Islamic extremism delivered with journalistic objectivity that allows each protagonist to openly share their beliefs. The result is a thorough piece of investigative reporting that everyone who wants to understand the future of Islam in Germany should read.

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2018-11-02 | 1:04

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Market roundup: October 2018

Asia

DW’s popular Indonesian science magazine, Inovator, is being broadcast by even more Indonesian partners. TV9 Nusantara in Surabaya, TirtaTV in Tangerang, JayaTV in Papua and JakTV in Jakarta und Medan are including a weekly episode of the popular show in their lineup. Select episodes are also available on-demand.

Iflix, Asia’s largest OTT provider, is a new DW partner with on-demand content from DW in English being provided to 15 million households in 30 Asian countries, including India, Pakistan and Indonesia. Along with linear TV, Iflix also includes series from DW’s documentary catalogue, DW Transtel.

The Singapore-based OTT platform HOOQ is now carrying a DW English HD livestream that is available in Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, India and the Philippines. The service also includes a subtitle function for DocFilm documentaries. The HOOQ app has around 30 million downloads and in Indonesia alone, it has 2 million users.

The Karachi-based cable providers Lucky Seven and Luvis Cable, along with New Grand Dera Ghazi, New Links Peshawar, New Eagle Rawalpindi will broadcast DW’s English TV channel as part of their basic packages. Together the partners reach 60,000 households in Pakistan.

Europe

Starting in October, Telenor Norway will include DW in its TV lineup. Based in Fornebu near Olso, the broadcaster reaches 520,000 households.

The largest streaming service in Europe, Zattoo, is streaming all four of DW’s television channels. Zattoo has over 20 million subscribers.

Date

2018-10-17 | 7:02

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Market roundup: September 2018

Africa

Star Times is one of Sub-Saharan Africa’s largest digital TV providers, and since August, they have been carrying DW’s flagship English TV channel. Vincent Yu, the media chief operating officer at Star Times said that DW was a rich addition to Star Times’ portfolio, which includes other international broadcasters like BBC World News and Al Jazeera. Star Times reaches an audience of 10 million viewers across Sub-Saharan Africa.

DW’s Nigerian radio partner Platinum FM is broadcasting DW’s Bundesliga radio series in Hausa, Bundesliga Radio Kai Tsaye. The partner, based in the northern city of Keffi, already broadcasts the Hausa magazine and the radio novella Crime Fighters in English and Hausa.

Eco@Afrique, the French version of DW’s environmental program, Eco@Africa, has been picked up by Label TV in Gabon, Anfani TV in Niger and Tele-tchad in Chad.

DW’s complete French radio program is also being broadcast by Radio Voix des Jeunes and Radio Diocésaine Siriri, both in the Central African Republic. Both partners have been broadcasting the radio novella Crime Fighters and Radio Voix des Jeunes will now additionally broadcast DW’s Bundesliga program in French.

Asia

DW content in Bengali, Urdu, Hindi and English is now available on the Indian content aggregator app, Times Internet, which has over 10 million downloads on the Google Play Store.

The Indonesian OTT provider, First Media X, will soon carry DW’s Indonesian tech magazine Inovator. First Media X is owned by the Indonesian IPTV market leader First Media.

Also in Indonesia, the pay-TV provider K-Vision now includes DW in its basic package. K-Vision offers 100 channels, 50 of which are international broadcasters, and reaches over 100,000 subscribers across the country.

In Pakistan, Radio Humara FM 90 is broadcasting DW news bulletins in Urdu five times daily during the week and three times on weekends. The station is received by 2 million listeners in the Faisalabad region.

Date

2018-09-05 | 3:24

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Market roundup: August 2018

Africa

A DW political correspondent is appearing every week on Ugandan broadcaster NBS-TV’s news program “Live at 1” . With 10 million viewers, the channel is one of Uganda’s top-three most popular sources of news. NBS TV  is part of Next Media Services, one of East Africa’s largest media companies. Also in Uganda, DW added Bunyoro Broadcasting Service as a new radio partner. The station based in Masindi will broadcast 15 minutes of AfricaLink and Crime Fighters every day.

In Kenya, Nyota TV is acquiring daily news broadcasts from DW along with the programs  Arts21, Close Up and Eco@Africa. In Tanzania, DW has added new radio partners.  Radio Uzima in Dodoma, Kahama FM in Kahama and Radio Furaha in Iringa are all rebroadcasting a selection of DW programming in Swahili.

Asia

One of Malaysia’s leading Pay TV channels, ASTRO, now includes DW’s English-language channel in its lineup. DW is available to 1 million subscribers of the OTT platform “Astro Go.”

In Myanmar, the Pay TV service “Forever Group,” which was recently bought by CANAL+, is broadcasting DW’s English-language channel across the country on IPTV and DHT.

DW’s broadcasting partner in Thailand, PSI, has acquired the DW programs Tomorrow Today, Global 3000, Drive It, In Good Shape and Euromaxx. PSI is available on the satellite Thaicom 5 and reaches 18 million households.

The Vietnamese cable provider HTV-TMS in Ho Chi Minh City is including DW’s English-language channel on ist OTT platform and on its website. HTV-TMS is available to 600,000 subscribers.

Date

2018-08-24 | 10:56

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