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DW’s Bogotá office increases objective news coverage in Latin America

DW Bogotá office manager Ophelia Harms and DW reporter Aitor Saez.

With its new correspondents’ office in Bogotá, Colombia, DW will expand its coverage of important news and issues affecting countries across Latin and South America. The new office comes as DW’s television audience grows in the region along with DW’s Spanish-language online content generating more page views.

DW’s reporting in Latin America can offer unique coverage of issues that are not often discussed in local media such as state corruption or the oppression of indigenous peoples. As Colombia starts to find its way out of an ongoing civil conflict, DW can provide comprehensive and objective coverage of the peace process.

Along with Colombia, DW’s Bogotá correspondents will be providing coverage of news and events from Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela. The office will be run by Ofelia Harms, a DW journalist from Mexico, who is a former DW trainee.

The president of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, welcomed DW in a Twitter post and wished DW success with its work.

DW’s Bogotá office builds on DW’s partner-based strategy in Latin America and will contribute to its continued success. There are currently over 800 DW partners across Latin America that carry and rebroadcast DW’s news and entertainment content.

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2018-02-27 | 2:34

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Market roundup: February 2018

North America

DW News is now being broadcast once every day on the public broadcasting channel WHUT-TV in Washington DC. The new partnership is the third for DW News in the US capital along with the channels MHz 11 and MHz Worldview. WHUT can be received by around 2.4 million households.

Asia

At the Cable TV Equipments Traders & Manufacturers Association (CTMA) trade fair in Kolkata, India, DW added 30 new partners and extended numerous contracts with Bangladeshi channels rebroadcasting DW’s English channel in Bangladesh. The CTMA trade fair in east India is a magnet for the Bangladeshi broadcasting industry. The partnerships will bring DW to an estimated 1 million households in Bangladesh.

An Indian news website, the Wire Urdu, is including content from DW Urdu. The Wire is one of India’s most respected online news providers. Their newly launched Urdu service already has over 100,000 visitors every month.

DW has a new VOD partner in Thailand. Hollywood HDTV will broadcast DW’s English channel to a estimated 150,000 customers.

Europe

After a new agreement recently with the IPTV and DTH platform MEO, DW (Deutsch) will be available to 700,000 subrscribers in Portugal. MEO is operated by Portugal Telecom. The new partnership expands the current cooperation with DW’s English channel, which currently has 1 million subscribers.

Also in Portugal, DW is now available in English and German in 75,000 hotel rooms across the country.

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2018-02-07 | 1:20

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Market roundup: January 2018

Asia

VTV4, the international channel of Vietnam’s state broadcaster VTV, has expanded its partnership with DW. A specially produced DW News segment is now being aired every Friday on VTV4’s morning “English News Bulletin”. VTV4 is expanding its English-language news and entertainment content and DW News makes a valuable contribution.

Also in Vietnam, National Assembly TV (NaTV), is broadcasting the DW programs In Good Shape, Tomorrow Today, Check in and Arts.21 – in English with Vietnamese subtitles. NaTV, part of public broadcaster VOV TV, provides coverage of parliament, local politics and general news.

Detik.com is Indonesia’s most popular news website with almost a billion monthly page views. Detik is also one of DW’s premier online partners in Asia and since last month, it has been including DW articles in Bahasa Indonesia as an important part of its international news content.

Mongolsat Networks, a newly founded Mongolian DTH provider, is now including DW’s English-language in its basic package. Mongolsat broadcasts 40 TV channels.

DW’s Urdu-language science magazine Sawal is being broadcast on Pakistan’s Express TV, one of the most popular news channels in the country.

Latin America

Nicavisión Canal 12, Nicaragua’s only nationwide terrestrial broadcaster, is showing Spanish-language news broadcasts and magazines from DW. Canal 12 calls itself Nicaragua’s only independent news broadcaster and values DW’s reputation as a source of quality international journalism.

The Peruvian TV channel Quatro TV is acquiring a variety of Spanish-language DW programs for its line up. DW’s  El reportero, La semana, Al volante, En forma, Enlaces and Todo gol will be available to around 500,000 households in Southern Peru via Quatro TV.

Date

2018-01-04 | 1:49

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Market roundup: December 2017

Africa

Since November, DW has been broadcasting Germany’s premier soccer league, the Bundesliga, in Portuguese via eight radio partners in Mozambique and one partner in Guinea-Bissau. DW also added three new Mozambican DW radio partners – Radio Arco in Homoine, Radio Vida in Nampula and Radio Voz Coop in the capital Maputo

DW’s English-language TV channel is available throughout South Africa on the online streaming service Digital Discover, being offered by the media group Vubiquity.

Europe

DW’s flagship English-language television channel is now being offered on the popular streaming services Zattoo and Waipu.tv. Zattoo is Europe’s most-used streaming service and will provide direct and easy access to DW television on devices ranging from smartphones to Smart TV. Waipu.tv is a German streaming service that will include DW’s English channel in its basic package.

Asia

Clip TV, a popular multiplatform streaming service in Vietnam, now carries DW’s English-language TV channel in its basic package. The service is the VOD arm of Vietnam’s most successful online and mobile provider, Vega Corporation.

AstroAwani.com, a Malaysian news website, is a new DW partner and will soon be including videos from DW’s digital technology show Shift as well as English-language news articles.

DW’s Urdu and Pashto science program, Sawal, is being broadcast in Pakistan on Aruj TV, which reaches over 6 million households. The primary coverage areas are in the provinces Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and Karachi.

DW’s Indonesian science program Inovator has been growing in popularity in Indonesia. A new partnership with the Malang-based TV station UBTV will bring the program to an estimated 900,000 people in the East Java region.

Date

2017-12-14 | 11:01

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DW shows the world why ‘climate action needs media freedom’

At the COP23 in Bonn, DW raised awareness of the important role of media in informing the public about the complicated issues surrounding climate change. During the UN climate conference, DW Akademie held multiple workshops organized around the motto “climate action needs media freedom.”

During the conference dozens of journalists were invited to Bonn to connect with climate activists and other journalists from around the world to share ideas and expertise. Participants learned about how to report on climate change issues and increase coverage in affected regions.

DW Akademie emphasized how the media provides an essential platform for dialogue in finding sustainable solutions to social problems caused by climate change.

Ten journalists from pacific islands were trained by DW Akademie in advance of COP 23 to report on the conference for media outlets at home. Another multimedia training brought 13 journalists from the Fiji-Islands, Papa-New Guinea, Samoa and other pacific states to Bonn for an exchange of expertise on climate change reporting. Other workshops brought journalists from Somaliland, Myanmar Sudan, Namibia and Jordan.

DW also launched a multimedia project called Kids4climate, which is intended to raise awareness of climate issues among children. It works by providing examples of activities that kids have initiated such as planting trees or organizing a “ride your bike to school” day. The videos also feature activities that kids and families can do together.

And on the sidelines of COP23, DW brought together the mayors of Pretoria in South Africa and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the USA for a radio discussion broadcast on DW’s World in Progress. They spoke about similarities between their two cities in looking toward the future and shed light on how climate change is a problem that unites cities around the world.

The discussion provided an example of how the media can provide a platform for public officials to openly exchange ideas on how to make their communities more sustainable.

Date

2017-11-22 | 12:15

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