Market roundup: May 2017
DW’s talk show for youth in the Arab world, Shababtalk, has been honored as the best Arabic talk show by the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU). It is the third year in a row that Shababtalk has earned this distinction. The ASBU decision was especially motivated by a Shababtalk edition that focused on the role of Arab youth six years after the Arab Spring.
A report produced by DW in Baghdad with the support of Iraqi partner Al Rasheed TV also won a gold award from the ASBU. The emotional report was produced as part of Shababtalk’s tour of the Arab world last year and profiled a developmentally disabled Iraqi girl . Shababtalk is expected to go on tour to six locations in the Arab world in 2017.
Leading Lithuanian broadcaster INIT TV is providing 500,000 households around the country with the popular DW shows Focus on Europe and Europe in Concert. Focus in Europe will be broadcast with a Lithuanian voice over and Europe in Concert is also being shown on INIT’s music channel, PLAY TV.
The 2017 DW Freedom of Speech award will be given to the White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA). The DW Freedom of Speech Award honors a person or initiative that provides an outstanding example for freedom of expression and human rights. DW said the WHCA had established a new benchmark in holding US leadership accountable.
With the award DW recognizes the important work of ensuring clarity and transparency from an increasingly uncooperative US presidential administration and amid accusations of “fake news” and attacks on journalistic integrity. WHCA President Jeff Mason will receive the award at the Global Media Forum on June 19.
Date2017-05-09 | 9:00
TagsAl Rasheed TV, Arab States Broadcasting Union, DW Freedom of Speech Award, Europe in Concert, Focus on Europe, Global Media Forum, INIT TV, Shababtalk, WHCA
How traditional media is battling fake news
Mobile news content is where most readers turn to for their daily intake of information and entertainment. And the rapid-fire mobile news environment has created fertile ground for for fake news and poor-quality content. This is a hugely important topic for producers of digital news.
During a recent conference with media partners in the Moroccan capital Rabat, Peter Limbourg, DW’s director general, joined representatives from Moroccan media and politics and underlined the importance of ensuring quality in digital media. Limbourg showed how the standards of accuracy, verification and thorough reporting by “traditional” media can set an important example as traditional shifts to mobile. The talk also focused on how to distinguish fake news from bad journalism and how DW ensures a high standard of quality across all outlets.
DW’s international focus means that working with partners around the world is essential to building a foundation for new ideas and cooperation.
Hespress is a Moroccan example of successful digital media that is produced independently with a high standard. Founded ten years ago, today it is the country’s top news website and is one of the most-popular sites in the Maghreb. The success of the website is centered around its digital first strategy and understanding how digital media is becoming the primary source of news and information for audiences everywhere.
DW Akademie is also very active in the region in promoting quality digital media. DW’s center for international media training is currently working with the ISIC, Morocco’s renowned journalism training institute, on creating educational strategies for developing and organizing digital media.
Support from broadcasters like DW sets an international standard for media, which most importantly, is built on a tradition of credibility and professionalism that is true no matter what medium the audience uses.
Date2017-04-24 | 12:26
Market roundup: April 2017
DW is providing a wider selection of Russian-language programming in parts of Russia, all of central Asia, the Caucuses, Turkey and the Middle East via broadcasting partner NEXT TV. The partner will rebroadcast DW’s Russian news broadcast, DW Novosti, along with the political talk show Nemtsova.Interview and a subtitled version of the lifestyle program Euromaxx. DW’s Russian-language programming provides the region with a valuable, independent perspective on important global news, something which is lacking in Russian media.
DW will be coproducing the science program Tomorrow Today in Vietnam in cooperation with local partner Vietnam Television (VTV). The show will be broadcast weekly in Vietnamese with DW branding and will be available across the country
A DW livestream is now available on mobile devices via Hong Kong-based partner CMC WiseMe in Malaysia, Singapore, Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Taiwan.
DW’s partnership with South African media conglomerate MultiChoice has taken on a wider scope. DW’s German language channel DW (Deutsch) is now available via MultiChoice in 50 countries throughout the continent. MultiChoice operates the most important DTH platform in Sub-Saharan Africa and will contribute to DW (Deutsch) becoming the primary German-language television channel in Africa.
Date2017-04-14 | 9:55
TagsCMC WiseMe, Cuadriga, DW (Deutsch), DW Novosti, Enfoque Europa, euromaxx, ICTA-TV, Inovator, Multichoice, Nemtsova.Interview, NEXT TV, RTS, Tomorrow Today, Vietnam Television (VTV), Vision Futuro
Making stories matter
At MIPTV 2017 in Cannes, storytelling is taking center stage. At the core is content that connects with audiences using timeless elements that draw audiences in and capture their interest and imagination.
DW Transtel is sharing the best in factual entertainment covering a variety of topics. For example, Railway Stories shares a tradition of travel and adventure and looks at the meaning of place in connection with legendary railways around the world. In six videos it invites anyone with wanderlust to get lost for a few hours and immerse themselves in a journey.
Coming from a more serious angle, Migration Millennium examines how migration is changing the world with stories that uncover ugly truths and bitter challenges faced by migrants struggling to improve their lives. By using storytelling to personalize a broad issue, the series can shed a unique light on the issue.
Everyone should look for these highlights and more from DW Transtel, on display at this year’s MIPTV, which is the world’s premiere global entertainment event.
Date2017-04-12 | 9:54
Market roundup: March 2017
DW has added numerous new partners in Latin America. Two channels in Guatemala with nationwide coverage are adding DW’s Spanish-language television in March. Antigua Sports now carries DW sports programming on its lineup and the channel +Musica will show seven DW programs aimed at younger viewers.
The Indonesian online video site Vidio.com now includes 200 episodes of DW’s Indonesian science program, Inovator, on a dedicated channel. Vidio also includes a link to a DW live stream. The popular video site is an Indonesian alternative to YouTube and registers 5 million clicks per month.
China Network Television (CNTV) is showing 150 regionally adapted episodes of Euromaxx online. The website receives 8 million monthly clicks.
The estimated 500,000 listeners of Jan FM based in Sheikhupura and Khanewal, Pakistan can listen and learn German with new DW language courses going on air in March.
A new DTH service in Ghana launched by Mega-Choice, is carrying DW’s English-language channel. Mega Choice is owned by Crystal TV, Ghana’s first privately owned TV network, and long-time DW partner. DW is among 36 free and pay TV channels offered on Mega-Choice and will reach more than six million households in sub-Saharan Africa.
Alternative FM 99.4 in Niger is now broadcasting DW in French and Hausa. The entre French broadcast will be carried and Hausa will be broadcast mornings and afternoons.
Date2017-03-20 | 1:21
TagsAntigua Sports, China Network Television, DDish, Jan FM, LTV Canal La Tribuna, Tecnovisión Canal 33, TVES Canal, Univision, Vidio.com