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New changes for DW radio programming

Deutsche Welle (DW) will increase its focus on television, online and mobile services and decrease its shortwave broadcasts in a process starting this summer. Starting July 1, 2011, DW  will be making major changes in how and when its radio programming is broadcast in Asia and Europe, as well as German radio programming as a whole.

The measures will ensure the further development of Germany’s international broadcaster to a truly multimedia organization. DW will focus on modern modules that can be integrated into partner’s FM line-ups as well as being offered as stand-alone, on-demand services for the Internet and mobile devices. DW will thereby increase the cooperation with its partners throughout the world. With the exception of Africa and parts of Asia, linear shortwave broadcasts will be discontinued due to limited usage. The resources that have been saved will be reinvested in projects for the future – especially in the development of television services with regional languages and content, as well as an increase in online and mobile services.

DW will aim to use its available resources to offer two TV channels per region. This will give viewers the opportunity to choose between a channel with predominantly German programming and a channel with a focus on one of the regional languages – English, Spanish or Arabic.

Read the official press release here.

 

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2011-05-18 | 5:22

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Live commentary on Russian TV

DW has started a new partnership with the television network RBC, the leader in business and financial reporting in Russia. Live commentary from DW’s Russian editorial team was integrated into RBC’s primetime news program for the first time on May 12. The commentary focuses on current, bilateral topics and viewers benefit from the expert opinions from Germany – presented by DW’s Russian service. The two media organizations are planning on broadcasting two to three live commentaries per week.

 

 

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2011-05-18 | 9:17

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DW Media Center

If you haven’t seen it yet, the DW Media Center is a good place to start to get an overview of all the audio and visual content we have to offer.

For example, check out Land of Loveliness – a euromaxx series featuring Michael Wigge exploring interesting locations in Germany. Every week he visits some of the most interesting tourist sites and explores each location with a special day job.

 

 

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2011-05-16 | 11:43

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The power of media in the Arab World

An article from Global Arab Network hihglights the role of women and new media in the changing Arab World. The article puts a focus Egyptian blogger Eman Hashim, who was the winner of Best Arabic Blog from the Deutsche Welle Blog Awards – The BOBs. The blog, called Violet Revolution, deals with Egyptian life, with a special focus and a first-hand account of political developments in Egypt, including the Egyptian revolution and its aftermath.

 

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2011-05-10 | 11:28

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Market roundup: May 2011

Asia
DW has signed an agreement with Apalya – India’s largest sales platform for mobile television. This agreement makes it possible for customers from India’s 12 leading mobile providers – including Vodafone and Reliance – to access the DW-TV ASIA+ livestream over GPRS by using MimobiTV. Just another addition to DW’s mobile presence in India and throughout the region.

Europe
DW-TV is now available on Zon – the leading provider in Portugal. The Pay TV channel has included the full DW-TV channel into its “Funtastic” and “Digital” packages. Zon has more than 1.3 million subscribers in Portugal.

Africa
Deutsche Welle (DW) has entered into agreements with Télévision Tunisienne und Hannibal TV. The two channels will integrate current shows, magazines and background features as part of their programming.
 

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2011-05-06 | 1:06

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