Market roundup: September 2011
DW-TV ASIA+ is now available for the first time via direct-to-home in Mongolia. Deutsche Welle recently signed a contract with DDishTV, which will make DW-TV ASIA+ available nationwide, 24 hours per day. DDishTV is the only direct-to-home provider in Mongolia, providing its 50,000 subscribers with 20 channels using the Apstar 5 satellite.
DW-TV ASIA+ has also been integrated into two additional cable packages in Taiwan. SAN DA CATV has more than 83,000 subscribers and offers about 50 channels in Changhua. And Kuo Shen Cable has around 50,000 subscribers and is available in Zhongpu and the Chiayi province.
In addition, euromaxx and Arts.21 are now being shown in the line-up from OKTO – the public broadcaster in Singapore. OKOT is available nationwide over terrestrial satellite, satellite, cable and DVB-T.
Deutsche Welle has been working with the Turkish television channel TV8 since the end of July 2011. Now, this cooperation has been expanded to include video-phone services. DW journalists from the Turkish department deliver expert commentary twice a week via video phone and are included as a live feed during TV8’s morning news program.
DW has also signed a deal with “UPC Magyarország” – the largest cable operator in Hungary. DW-TV will now be included in the digital package “Európa csomag”, with eight other European channels.
Date2011-09-01 | 3:30
DW duo shedding light on Ethiopia
Why are people starving in Ethiopia? That is exactly the question that the head of DW’s Amharic editorial team, Ludger Schadomsky and VJ reporter Bastian Hartig wanted to find out as they set out for Africa. The two are reporting from what is being called the worst hunger catastrophe in the last 60 years. The two DW reporters spent time in Dolo Ado on the border to Somalia, face to face with some of the 120,000 refugees that are there waiting for food. You can listen to one of their features here.
Date2011-08-26 | 2:35
Global Ideas wins in Cannes
One of our GLOBAL IDEAS reports is among the winners at the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards 2011. The report about ingenious ways of countering flood impacts in Bangladesh by Carl Gierstorfer aired in June.
Date2011-08-24 | 2:55
Ten years after
This year marks the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and Deutsche Welle is remembering how this one day would change the world forever. With 9/11 and the global consequences, DW brings you insights and opinions from around the world. DW’s editorial team is also looking for your input – How did 9/11 change your life or worldview? Submit your thoughts, photos (with short descriptions), or both.
Date2011-08-18 | 8:53
DW teams up with Ariana FM in Afghanistan
Starting August 15, Ariana will begin broadcasting Deutsche Welle’s Dari programming in 33 of the 34 provinces in the country. Radio Ariana is one of the most successful stations in Afghanistan and they have picked up DW’s programming for local primetime slots. DW has worked with Ariana in the past – the FM station has been broadcasting the Learning by Ear and DW worked with them on a series about reconstruction in Afghanistan.
Date2011-08-11 | 11:20