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Market roundup: February 2017

Asia

DW’s English channel will be available to 1.25 million households in Bangladesh after 30 new contracts were successfully negotiated with cable networks at the Cable TV Equipments Traders & Manufacturers Association (CTMA) trade fair in Calcutta. Additionally, RTV, Bangladesh’s private broadcaster with the widest nationawide coverage at 42 million households, is now showing DW’s Bengali science program Onneshon.

The Chinese website Tencent is showing 150 locally adapted episodes of Euromaxx. The adaptation was accomplished in cooperation with China DTV. In November 2016, content on Tencent received 118 million clicks.

A new DW partner in Pakistan, ATV, is broadcasting DW’s Urdu magazine Sawal. ATV is one of the country’s most-popular television channels, providing audiences with a full range of programming including news broadcasts, entertainment and educational programming. A weekly segment from DW’s Urdu department will also be included.

Online

Thanks to a new partnership with Amazon, news content in English and German from DW is now available on the new class of devices using Amazon’s Alexa voice technology, which include Echo and Echo Dot. DW content will be read aloud by the device.

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2017-02-03 | 2:46

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Documentaries that enlighten, inform and entertain

Storytelling with video delivers an intimate look at the people and places that make up the bigger picture of important issues. DW’s new YouTube channel, DW Documentary, brings together some of DW’s best documentaries on an online, on-demand format.

Riveting documentaries like Maidan Calling, which tells the story of young people in Kiev who are developing a creative scene fueled by rave music and fashion, present an alternative perspective on major international news issues. Another highlight is #MyEscape, a collection of riveting first person accounts recorded by refugees on smartphones from Afghanistan to Libya. As they made their way to Germany, they took short videos and all the clips put together provide a highly personal and unique portrayal.

Online video is quickly becoming the preferred source for documentaries, and will soon surpass linear television. Users can choose their favorite genres, discover something new on feeds and share their opinions.

With a wide-selection of documentaries covering politics, economics, business, social issues, science and culture along with short documentaries and segments, DW Documentary covers the entire spectrum of important global issues.

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2017-01-20 | 8:12

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Market roundup: January 2017

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Africa

In December, DW organized a blogging event for “Digital Influencers” in Mozambique. The goal of the event in Maputo was to get to know the digital scene in Mozambique better, to form a network of likeminded thinkers and to meet new potential partners. The most important topics from the event were social networks, citizen journalism and the pros and cons of digital platforms. The event was broadcast on Facebook Live.

In Congo, Afrika TV and Canal Numérique Télévision will be broadcasting DW radio programming in French and Kiswahili.

The newly formed Community Radio Association in Cameroon, which was supported by DW, has also led to 10 new radio partners.

The television channels First Digital, GHone, EBN (Eclipse Broadcasting Network) and NET2 TV are now broadcasting DW programs in Ghana.

 

Asia

DW has five new partners in Pakistan for its English channel: Systak Cable Network and Shaheen Tel Cable Network in Islamabad, Sky Vision International Cable Network in Multan, Showtime CATV Network in Karachi und Rose Plus Communications in Hasanabdal.

Topas TV is now broadcasting DW’s science program for the Indonesian-speaking market, Inovator.

 

Latin America

The Chilean broadcaster TVU has integrated several DW programs into its lineup, including Euromaxx, Todo gol, Global 3000, Visión futuro und Patrimonio mundial. TVU is a terrestrial broadcaster with a technical reach of 1.5 million viewers.

 

 

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2017-01-02 | 1:03

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Market roundup: December 2016

Latin America

DW has two new online partners in Venezuela.  Prodavinci.com, one of the top-three news and information websites in the country, is now including full articles from DW in Spanish. ElEstimulo.com, another very popular Argentinean news site, has embedded a DW content box on its news page.

Also in Argentina, Canal 4 San Juan is now a part-time DW programming partner. Included are Spanish-language news broadcasts and the programs Economía, Todo gol, Escápate und Primer plano.

Africa

DW has added 20 TV partners for the environmental program Eco@Africa at the DISCOP trade fair in Johannesburg. The program is produced in cooperation of Channels TV in Nigeria and KTN in Kenya and is valued in African markets for its outstanding and insightful reporting.

News content from DW is being integrated into Mail & Guardian Online, a news website in South Africa. Included are full-text articles and video feeds from Africa on the Move.

Europe

Journalists with DW’s Europe desk used new live streaming technology to shoot a live broadcast in cooperation with the Serbian public broadcaster RTS. Using DMNG safe stream app on a mobile device, a Serbian anchor from DW was broadcast live in Belgrade on the morning talk show, “Tako stoje stvari” (That’s it).

The Finnish telecom provider OYI is carrying DW (Deutsch) in its cable and IPTV package. OYI has an estimated 500,000 subscribers.

Get AS cable network is new broadcasting partner for DW’s English-language channel in Norway, with around 500,000 subscribers.

Oceania

Channel 44 in Adelaide, Australia is now regularly broadcasting PopXport, Arts 21, Europe in Concert and Kick Off! to a potential audience of 1.25 million viewers.

Asia

Wah Cable Network and Seven Star Digital in Wah and Karachi, Pakistan are carrying DW’s English-language channel and together reach 30,000 subscribers.

Date

2016-12-02 | 4:28

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Meet the Maidan generation on DW

On the new documentary Maidan Dreaming, DW gives the world a unique look beneath the surface of life in Kyiv through the eyes of young people who are driving the fashion and electronic music scene. By exploring art, music and culture, the documentary provides a close-up look at the Maidan generation.

Life in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv is symbolized by contrasts – whether it is between rich and poor, tensions between Russia and the West, or between the past and the future. The uprising in 2014 permanently changed life in Ukraine. How is life progressing after  more than a year of transformation and conflict?

The film follows the organizers of Cxema, an electronic music rave in Kyiv. Through the lens of Cxema rave, the documentary exposes the thoughts and feelings young people in Ukraine have about their country and their expectations for the future.

The result is a unique perspective on the dynamics that are driving divisions in Ukrainian society and a personal look at what it means to be young in Kyiv. Electronic music, art and a sense of community are all something that bring young people together amidst the tension and turmoil that is shaping their lives. Also featured in the film is a Ukrainian fashion label, Syndicate, which is a growing trend among creative people in Kyiv and is growing in popularity around Europe and Russia.

These young people are pursuing their dreams in a society that has been shaken to its core and is being pulled by geopolitical tension. With each other and through art, music and culture, they are finding a way to make their dreams a reality.

Maidan Dreaming is another example of DW sharing important stories with people around the world. The film was shot last summer by a DW crew in Kyiv and is being broadcast on DW starting on Saturday, November 19. It is available online in English, German, Spanish, Arabic, Ukrainian and Russian.

 

Date

2016-11-17 | 3:53

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