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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.

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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.

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2018-08-24 | 10:56

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The 77 percent goes on the road to support African youth

At a recent town hall debate in  Mamou, a small city in central Guinea, DW’s project supporting African youth, The 77 percent, brought together around 600 people to discuss young people’s challenges and dreams for the future.

Conducted by the Guinean minister of youth, Mouctar Diallo along with DW journalists, the debate focused on preventing young people from joining the wave of migration leaving Sub-Saharan Africa. In a speech, Diallo appealed to parents not to give their children money so that they can leave the country

The work done by local media in cooperation with DW conveys an important message to young Africans that leaving home is not the only solution for the future. Dialogue, communication and sharing ideas can give young people hope that they are not alone in dealing with challenges.

The DW project, The 77 percent, focuses on a new generation of Africans, 77 percent of whom are under the age of 35. With web-videos, online projects and direct reporting from different regions in Africa, DW is trying to paint a picture of what life is like for African youth. In identifying the problems that many people share, solutions can become clearer.

Since 2016, DW, in cooperation with local media partners, has visited many communities in Sub-Saharan Africa to address the problem of mass-migration and listen to reasons why young Africans are leaving home.

The town hall debate in Mamou was conducted in cooperation with the German foreign ministry  and Radio Bolivar FM, and was one of the most successful events to date. More 77 percent debates are planned soon for Mali and Nigeria.

Date

2018-07-20 | 8:41

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Market roundup: July 2018

Africa

Eco@Afrique, the French-language edition of DW’s popular environmental conservation show is expanding its presence in Africa with new broadcasting partnerships in countries including Mali and Burkina Faso.

On the radio, DW’s educational radio soap opera Crime Fighters has been picked up by new broadcasting partners in Burkina Faso, the Ivory Coast and Mali. And in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, one of the country’s largest stations, Top Congo FM, will soon be broadcasting one hour of DW’s French radio programming and two hours in Swahili, along with DW’s Bundesliga coverage.

Asia

IDX Channel is Indonesia’s largest bilingual markets and finance channel. They recently acquired the DW English-language magazines Arts21, CheckIn and Made in Germany. IDX Channel reaches a combined audience of 20 million on satellite, IPTV and online.

Charoen Cable TV Network in Thailand will soon include DW’s flagship English channel in its basic programming package. The cable network reaches 600,000 households.

Cambodia’s only English-language news website, Khmer Times, has started including English-language DW news and feature articles.

Latin America

A new cooperation with DW partners in Mexico is focused on enhancing cultural content from Europe for local audiences. Every Monday, a culture expert in Berlin is appearing in live segments broadcast on the Mexican public broadcaster, Canal 22 and the private broadcaster El Financiero.

Date

2018-07-19 | 10:24

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Four things you may have missed at the 2018 DW Global Media Forum

The 2018 Global Media Forum wrapped up last week with over 2,500 guests from all over the world gathering in Bonn for three days of learning and networking. You probably caught the keynote speeches, and the DW Freedom of Speech Award , but here are four events at the 2018 Global Media Forum you may have missed.

1. Peace With the Taliban: A Compromise on Human Rights?

On Tuesday, former Afghan President Ahmed Karzai was joined by DW journalists and the German envoy to Afghanistan to discuss the potential for peace with the Taliban in a country beset by continuous conflict. The discussion provided first-person insight into a complicated and unstable region from someone who has played an integral part in its politics.

2. Reporting terror: Who sees what, when and why?

Four journalists with experience in reporting from crisis regions around the world gathered for a panel discussion on Monday to discuss how stories about terrorism are portrayed unequally in the media. For example, the Charlie Hebdo attack dominated the media, while 2,000 people killed by terrorists in Nigeria at the same time didn’t make the news cycle. The panel provided a riveting, inside look at challenges and dangers of delivering information from dangerous areas while looking for an audience.

3. Threats and opportunities of increasing isolationism to international power relations

At a plenary discussion on Tuesday, a panel of prominent journalists and academics discussed the trend of isolationism, especially with Donald Trump’s “America First” politics. One speaker discussed the danger of the US losing soft power on the world stage and being ignored internationally. The panel provided a preview of a future that looks a lot different than today.

4. Lie Detectors

The final day of the Global Media Forum was devoted to media innovation. As part of the Innovation Lab day, DW Akademie invited the media competence organization Lie Detectors, which goes to schools and teaches children media literacy and how to spot fake news stories from real reporting. As online news and social media are the primary sources for a new generation of media users, this service will become even more valuable.

Date

2018-06-20 | 7:04

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