Shababtalk engages Iraqi youth in Mosul
DW’s talk show for Arab youth, Shababtalk, recently produced a segment in the Iraqi city of Mosul together with local leaders, NGOs and 250 Iraqi students. Mosul was liberated from the so-called Islamic State (IS) in June 2017, and a lot of the city is still in ruins.
The host of Shababtalk, Jaafar Abdul Karim, said that the scene in Mosul’s destroyed old town was very shocking – even after his extensive experience in different crisis regions. The discussion centered on the challenges of rebuilding the city, dealing with the influx of refugees and the rights of minority people in the region. DW worked with local Iraqi production partner Alrasheed TV on the special episode.
Even during the conflict, DW provided a sense of connection to the outside world. One participant in the discussion said that Shababtalk was his “window to the world” during the IS occupation of the city.
The series has made an impact in recent years with young audiences from around the Arab world. The visit to a city like Mosul so directly affected by conflict is a big step for Shababtalk and is an indicator of how important free media and international broadcasting is to regions trying to develop positively for the future.
Date2018-05-25 | 9:24
Market roundup: May 2018
One of Vietnam’s top DTH providers has expanded its partnership with DW. Premium subscribers of the broadcaster K+ can now register for the new OTT bouquet My K+, which provides content on tablet, smartphone or desktop. DW’s complete English television program is available on this new service, which features over 850,000 subscribers.
Jak TV in Jakarta and Medan, Indonesia is broadcasting DW’s Indonesian science program Inovator. JakTV reaches an estimated audience of 12 million on UHF, VHF and cable.
Nan Kuo Cable, a cable provider based in Taiwan’s second-largest city Kaoshiung, now carries DW’s English channel in its entirety.
DW’s Ecuadorian partner, Ecuador TV, will now broadcast the Spanish-language version of DW’s environmental program, Global 3000. Ecuador TV is available via cable and satellite to 3 million households across the country.
A new Puerto Rican news website with over 10 million monthly page views, El Nuevo Día, is featuring DW’s Spanish-language articles for users in the USA and Puerto Rico.
Date2018-05-07 | 11:48
TagsEcuador TV, GLOBAL 3000, Indonesia, Inovator, Jak TV, K+, Nan Kuo Cable, Pakistan, Super FM, Taiwan, Vietnam
Market roundup: April 2018
Testifying to the wide range of content available to partners via DW Premium, DW’s Colombian broadcasting partner NTN24 will be acquiring more Spanish-language DW programs, including the political talk show from Cuban activist Yoani Sánchez and the globalization program Global 3000. NTN24 is broadcast internationally and is received by 10 million households across Latin America, the US and Canada.
Indonesia’s second-largest news website, SindoNews.com now includes a wide selection of DW articles in Indonesian. SindoNews receives and estimated 450 million page views every month. And a new news website from an Indonesian radio broadcaster, RadioAntero.com, is supporting its launch with content from DW.
In Taiwan, the news website StormMedia.com has added full DW news articles in Chinese. The partner gets 6 million page views every month and has 800,000 subscribers on Facebook.
In Laos, the new DTH provider LaoSat Asia has integrated DW’s English TV channel into its basic package. LaoSat will broadcast DW all over the country along with 50 other channels, including many international options.
DW’s Portuguese for Africa department and Soico (STV) in Mozambique have launched a news partnership. Every Thursday, DW journalists and experts will appear on the news program “Tarde Informativa” broadcast on STV Notícias to report on important issues in Lusophone Africa.
Since March, DW content has been available on StreamOn – the video streaming service from Deutsche Telekom. StreamOn allows users to user content from the DW App at a flat data rate without using any of their individual data volume.
Date2018-04-11 | 12:21
TagsDW App, DW Portuguese for Africa, DW Premium, GLOBAL 3000, NTN24, RadioAntero.com, SindoNews.com, SkyPerfect TV, Soico (STV), StreamOn, Tarde Informativa, Yoani Sanchez
Market roundup: March 2018
In cooperation with premium partner LINK TV, a two-hour DW special analyzing the “State of the Union Address” was broadcast nationwide in the US. The DW special delivered a unique European perspective on the US president’s speech. LINK TV specializes in international programming and is broadcast to an estimated 34 million households around the US.
Over 40 DW reports from the Berlinale Film Festival and the Munich Security Conference were broadcast in prime time by DW Premium Now partners with the largest audience shares in Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Chile and Peru. The partners praised the smooth and efficient workflow of their DW distribution partners.
Date2018-03-01 | 2:58
DW’s Bogotá office increases objective news coverage in Latin America
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.
Date2018-02-27 | 2:34