Market roundup: October 2016
DW’s popular lifestyle magazine Euromaxx will soon be adapted for Malaysian audiences after a coproduction agreement between DW and Malaysia’s largest media group, TM Net. In 2016 and 2017, 52 regionally adapted episodes of Euromaxx will be broadcast across Malaysia on Hypp Sensasi, a network operated by TM Net.
In Pakistan, DW television and radio content is now being carried on two newly aquired partners. Three Star Cable is broadcasting DW’s English-language channel to more than 60,000 subscribers. Radio partner Highway FM is broadcasting DW news bulletins in Urdu at 6:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. local time.
DW and DW (Deutsch) are now available via Optus B D2 satellite on Puma TV, an international TV channel broadcasting in Oceania.
DW is increasing its reach in Latin America with a new broadcasting partnership. New DW partner IntiNetwork broadcasts health, lifestyle and cultural programming to 12 Latin American countries and is received by around 6.1 million households. The Spanish-language DW programs En Forma, ¡Aquí Estoy!, Visión Futuro and Escápate, will make a valuable contribution to increasing the diversity of IntiNetwork’s programming.
Radio Kledu in Mali is including DW articles in French with daily posts on its app and Facebook site. And the online news site Cameroun24 now features a content box and a live stream of DW’s English-language channel. The site reaches an estimated 400,000 visitors every month.
DW Innovation partners InVID and REVEAL have joined the First Draft News Network, a international group of media outlets and organizations dedicated to exchanging ideas and topics about social newsgathering and social media as a news source.
Date2016-10-06 | 1:22
Tags¡Aquí Estoy!, Cameroun24, DW, DW (Deutsch), DW Urdu, En forma, Escápate, euromaxx, First Draft News, Highway FM, IntiNetwork, InVID, Pakistan, Radio Kledu, Reveal, Three Star Cable, Vision Futuro
DW connects top German companies with Asian media
At the first RISE – Insights for Leaders event, DW brought together top representatives from Indonesian business and media in Jakarta for the opportunity to share ideas about what is driving Asian infrastructure and development.
At the event in, hosted cooperation with local partner MNC Sky Division, Dr. Roland Busch, a member of the managing board at Siemens, gave an intriguing talk “Smart Solutions for Asia’s megacities” about the future of urban development in Asia. The event provided around 50 Indonesian business leaders and media representatives with a unique opportunity to have first hand contact with one of the world’s leading infrastructure technology developers. The DW business program, Made in Germany, was also featured at the event.
The CEO of MNC, Rudy Tanoesoedibjo, said that the event addressed the challenges facing development in Indonesia while inspiring new ideas. He added that the partnership between Dw and MNC was “raised to a new level.”
RISE strengthens DW’s position as a partner for dialogue in Asian markets and is a perfect example of how DW connects people with information they can use to develop and improve their communities.
It is the first in a series of events that brings a sought-after German perspective on global economics and development to an audience of high-level Asian business leaders. Executives from top German companies will join the next RISE event planned for Delhi, India next month.
Date2016-09-23 | 11:53
A voice for Latin America – Uruguay’s Pepe Mujica
Former Uruguayan president José “Pepe” Mujica has distinguished himself as a voice for progressive values and for being a social reformer. As one of Latin America’s most notable personalities, during his presidency Uruguay transformed itself into one of the most liberal countries in Latin America.
Now Mujica is appearing on DW’s Spanish-language website every two weeks to share his ideas on what is shaping the Latin American world and beyond. Conciencia Sur – El mundo según Pepe Mujica (The conscience of the south – The world according to Pepe Mujica), makes a valuable contribution to the depth and diversity of opinion on DW’s Spanish-language web content. By giving a platform to one of the most notable contemporary political figures in Latin America, DW can reveal unique insight into issues that are important to the region.
In his video commentary , Mujica shares his views on issues like fanaticism, corruption, greed and the ineffectiveness of international agreements to protect life and nature. He talks about problems facing young people, while at the same time saying that never before have people had the resources and knowledge to change the planet for the better.
Much like the DW program La voz de tus derechos from Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez, Conciencia Sur brings an alternative perspective into social issues affecting Latin Americans. Outstanding public figures are set apart by the ideas they represent and the force of conviction in which they express themselves. With respected wisdom and a unrivaled dedication to his ideas, Pepe Mujica’s originality and insight will make a big impression on everyone who hears his message.
Date2016-09-21 | 8:18
Market roundup: September 2016
The news aggregation app, Smartnews, now includes English-language content from DW. The product of a Japanese startup, Smartnews has 13 million monthly users and was nominated this year for the Google Play Awards in the innovation category.
After expanding cooperation with the censorship circumvention specialists, Psiphon, DW’s Farsi news content is reaching more people in Iran. In one month, more than 85,000 daily users have been able to access DW’s independent and accurate global news coverage using Psiphon’s desktop and mobile technology. DW has worked with Psiphon for several years to deliver content to places where local sensors block international news.
The most advanced IPTV provider in India has acquired DW’s English-language channel, DW, for its channel package. Bangalore-based LukUp Media operates a “light stream” network that keeps transmission costs low and makes LukUp content more affordable for a wider group of consumers. In its first year of operation LukUp has added 150,000 subscribers.
The second-largest cable provider in Pakistan is carrying DW. Tri Star cable in Lahore broadcasts the DW’s English language channel, DW, to more than 100,000 subscribers. And DW is being carried by a new cable partner in Mardan, Pakistan. Mardan Cable Network is the largest provider in the city with 35,000 subscribers.
Date2016-09-01 | 2:31
TagsDW, DW Farsi, Iran, LukUp Media, Mardan Cable, My Super TV, Psiphon, Smartnews, Tri Star Cable, TVB
Searching for the last of the Saiga
They set up their tents and the sun sets below the immense horizon of the Kazakh steppe. As darkness closes in and the team settles down for the night, doubt begins to rise. Will they ever find the last herd of Saiga antelope? Weeks before, over 90 percent of the world’s largest Saiga population dropped dead from a mysterious infection. Nearly 200,000 animals died in the space of days. Their carcasses littered the landscape.
Now a team of researchers, along with a production team from DW’s Global Ideas, is on a journey to discover why. But they have crossed a thousand kilometers and there are no Saiga, only swarms of mosquitoes. Hidden somewhere in the endless landscape, is all that’s left of a critically endangered species. Can the team led by led Steffen Zuther from the Frankfurt Zoological Society protect what remains of the species?
Morning arrives and the herd isn’t where it is supposed to be and rain has turned the dirt roads into impassable muddy puddles. The researchers have tracking collars on two animals, but they don’t know exactly where the Saiga are. According to Zuther, the Saiga can run 100 kilometers in one day and their search area, the Altyn Dala reserve in central Kazakhstan, is the size of France.
“The steppe is an incredibly beautiful and surprising landscape,” says Zuther. “The openness is truly impressive. Such expanses you don’t find anywhere else but at sea.”
Will the team ever find the last of the Saiga? The whole story is now on Saigas in distress, a multimedia production that combines video, photos and text for an interactive and immersive experience. Using the multimedia storytelling tool Pageflow, stunning cinematography and photography capture the majesty of the steppe and lets users experience the environment and join the team as the story unfolds.
Along with the Frankfurt Zoological Society, DW’s partners on Saiga in distress include the Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity of Kazakhstan (ACBK), Flora and Fauna International, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and the Committee for Foresty and Wildlife.
Date2016-08-31 | 1:09
TagsACBK, Flora and Fauna International, Frankfurt Zoological Society, Global Ideas, Pageflow, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Saigas in distress