The Beethoven Project wins again
At the WorldMediaFestival in Hamburg, DW was recognized for several of its productions over the last year. DW’s documentary The Beethoven Project was awarded the Grand Prix at last week’s event. The 90-minute documentary from Christian Berger was broadcast in 2010. Berger and his camera team accompanied the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and its conductor Paavo Järvi for several weeks as they performed some of Beethoven’s works.
The documentary has been awarded several prizes over the last year, including the “Creation Award” from “Eyes and Ears of Europe”, and at the film festivals in Montreal (Canada), Ghuangzhou (China), Rhode Island and Cincinnati (USA).
Date2011-06-01 | 11:12
New changes for DW radio programming
Deutsche Welle (DW) will increase its focus on television, online and mobile services and decrease its shortwave broadcasts in a process starting this summer. Starting July 1, 2011, DW will be making major changes in how and when its radio programming is broadcast in Asia and Europe, as well as German radio programming as a whole.
The measures will ensure the further development of Germany’s international broadcaster to a truly multimedia organization. DW will focus on modern modules that can be integrated into partner’s FM line-ups as well as being offered as stand-alone, on-demand services for the Internet and mobile devices. DW will thereby increase the cooperation with its partners throughout the world. With the exception of Africa and parts of Asia, linear shortwave broadcasts will be discontinued due to limited usage. The resources that have been saved will be reinvested in projects for the future – especially in the development of television services with regional languages and content, as well as an increase in online and mobile services.
DW will aim to use its available resources to offer two TV channels per region. This will give viewers the opportunity to choose between a channel with predominantly German programming and a channel with a focus on one of the regional languages – English, Spanish or Arabic.
Read the official press release here.
Date2011-05-18 | 5:22
DW Media Center
If you haven’t seen it yet, the DW Media Center is a good place to start to get an overview of all the audio and visual content we have to offer.
For example, check out Land of Loveliness – a euromaxx series featuring Michael Wigge exploring interesting locations in Germany. Every week he visits some of the most interesting tourist sites and explores each location with a special day job.
Date2011-05-16 | 11:43
DW signs agreement with Tunisian TV stations
Just a few weeks following the end of the authoritarian regime in Tunisia, Deutsche Welle (DW) has agreed to work with Télévision Tunisienne und Hannibal TV. The two channels will integrate current shows, magazines and background features as part of their programming.
Hannibal TV is one of the largest private stations in the country and has been broadcasting the Arabic version of DW’s Journal since May 1. The station will also be showing the talkshow Quadriga and In Focus – a series of documentaries.
The public broadcaster Télévision Tunisienne also agreed to broadcast DW programming, including the Arabic versions of Quadriga and In Focus, as well as the magazines Tomorrow Today and euromaxx.
In addition, DW-AKADEMIE was included in the partnership agreement and will work with the new partners to help provide journalistic training.
Date2011-05-04 | 11:39
Voting starts for ‘Klick!’
As part of thie year's Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum, DW has organized a photo competition in association with Amnesty International. Internet users and fans now have the opportunity to vote for their favorites and select the 30 finalists – which will be shown at the Global Media Forum in Bonn from June 20-22.
"Klick! – Your View of Human Rights and Globalization" was open to professional and hobby photographers from around the world.
Go to the Facebook page for the Global Media Forum to vote!
Date2011-04-27 | 1:55
TagsAmnesty International, Facebook, Global Media Forum, globalization, GMF, human rights, photography