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Market roundup: October 2017

Europe

Covering the 2017 German Federal Election from September 20 to 26, DW worked with 36 partners from around the world in English, Arabic and Spanish. Televising a total of 116 segments in cooperation with broadcasting partners, DW was able to provide comprehensive reporting on the German election to audiences around the world.

Partners included NewsX, one of India’s largest news broadcasters, Joy News in Ghana, the Australian public broadcaster ABC and the pan-Latin American broadcaster based in Colombia, NTN24.

Asia

DW is available on Thailand’s largest mobile provider AIS (Advanced Info Service) on the IPTV service AIS-HomePlus. The new partnership brings DW’s English-language programming to a combined 1.7 million subscribers. DW also has a new partner in Lahore, Pakistan. The cable station Max-1 is broadcasting DW’s English-language TV to 18,000 households in Lahore’s business district and education centers.

DW’s English-language channel is now available on the popular South Korean OTT box Nosegay. Vietnamese partner HTS-TMS extended its partnership with DW and acquired DW in HD.

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2017-10-18 | 6:44

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Market roundup: September 2017

Africa

 DW has new partnerships in The Gambia with the state television and radio station Gambia Radio and Television service (GRTS). The DW programs included are Africa on the Move, Eco@Africa, In Good Shape und Kick off! Also in Gambia, DW is now radio partners with Paradise FM Radio, BIZ FM Radio and Capital FM, which will be broadcasting DW’s radio shows AfricaLink, Crime Fighters and Learning by Ear.

Asia

One of Indonesia’s leading video websites, vidio.com, is including DW’s Indonesian-language technology show Inovator along with selected programs from DW English with Indonesian subtitles.

DW and DW (Deutsch) are now available in Thailand on the TrueVisions Anywhere app for iOS and Android, developed by the country’s largest cable provider.

Digital

DW content is available on Google Home – Google’s new speech-assisted, interactive speaker system operating on Google Assistant software. The voice-activated system can answer questions, control smartphones and play music. Audio news reports from DW in English and German, as well as slowly spoken news reports in German for learners. DW content will also be rolled out in the future on Google Assistant software for Android

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2017-09-15 | 3:01

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DW showcases innovation at Tel Aviv tech festival

At the DLD Innovation Festival last week in Tel Aviv, big ideas were brought out of the workshop and the bustling Israeli tech scene was on full display. DW was at the event along with young entrepreneurs from over 400 startups gathering to share ideas and generate investment.

DW organized a startup competition at DLD to highlight people who are doing great work in tech innovation. The winner, the Keepers app, protects children from cyberbullying and alerts parents to suspicious messages and content on their child’s smartphone.

The contest titled #Startmeup, awarded Keepers with 2,000 Euros and gave the developers the chance to showcase their app in front of investors from around the world.

DW’s Director General Peter Limbourg presented the award and also participated in a panel discussion on the effect of digitization on international media. At the panel, Limbourg emphasized how the audience for international media is being changed by digitization and how a new generation of media consumers needs to be reached through innovative means.

Shift, DW’s science and technology program, was at DLD and broadcast the event around the world with innovative ideas from water quality testers that don’t need to get wet to pest control without poison. DW’S involvement in DLD is part of a strategy to promote and publicize digital innovation and creative thinkers from around the world.

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2017-09-12 | 2:59

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Market roundup: August 2017

Latin America

DW will be opening a correspondents’ office in Bogotá, Colombia in 2018. The new office will add to DW’s reporting across Latin America. The plans were announced during a meeting between DW’s Director General Peter Limbourg and Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos. The president praised the quality of DW’s reporting and is looking forward to welcoming DW’s correspondents. With around 14 million TV households, Colombia is DW’s second-largest market in Latin America after Mexico.

Online videos from DW are being posted by Brazilian partner Terra using Facebook’s cross posting function. It is the first time DW content has been used in a cross posting partnership. The cooperation has already registered an increase in total views for DW videos posted on Terra. Terra posts DW videos on its Facebook page and names DW as a source and links to DW websites.

Europe

Following a new partnership, DW’s English-language TV channel will have increased availablity in Scandinavia starting in September 2017. DW’s partner channel, Canal Digital from the Telenor Group, is available to 430,000 households in Norway, 255,000 in Sweden, 46,000 Denmark and 34,000 in Finland. The partnership also puts DW’s English TV channel in many hotels across Scandinavia.

Spiegel TV is carrying DW’s German language programs Euromaxx, Made in Germany, Projekt Zukunft and Reporter on its web TV lineup. The cooperation is expected to be expanded in the near future.

Asia

DW’s articles in English and Hindi are now available on the popular Indian news aggregator app, InShorts. The app features articles shortened to 60 words and has 10 million active users.

DW News is being broadcast once a day during the week on Hong Kong’s free-to-channel ViuTVsix. DW’s English-language channel is also being included in the basic package of Indonesian pay-TV company SMV Freeview. The channel is also being included in the basic package of Hyderabad, Pakistan-based cable station Hyderabad Cable Communication.

Date

2017-08-03 | 1:43

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DW is advancing digital activism in Nigeria

Social media and digital activism play a pivotal role in the media landscape of developing countries. DW’s blogging contest, Digital Heroes – Generation Nigeria, put a spotlight on Nigeria’s brightest young bloggers who care about the future of their country.

They contestants were asked to create a written, photographic or video project that addressed environmental issues in Nigeria. Over 400 entries were received. At an event in Lagos last week, the winners were honored and the grand prize was awarded to a photo project that profiled widespread oil pollution in Nigeria’s Niger River Delta.

Social media has become indispensible for Nigerian youth and beyond being used a social tool, it is now growing into a social force. The winner of the contest, Solomon Sodeinde, said that social media is the most effective way to raise awareness amongst youth. His project on the Niger River Delta serves as an example of the power that can be placed in the hands of active young people who see problems in their societies.

Contest winner Solomon Sodeinde

At the discussion, Nigerian social media experts and bloggers discussed the growing importance of social media in Nigeria and the risks and opportunities that it presents. With the widespread availability of information on so many networks, it is the bloggers’ responsibility to make sure that there work is based on facts and research.

The contest is part of DW’s digital strategy, which isn’t only about producing the best content for users, but also about helping create a culture of digital activism in our broadcasting regions around the world.

Date

2017-07-18 | 2:15

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