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Market roundup: July 2018
Eco@Afrique, the French-language edition of DW’s popular environmental conservation show is expanding its presence in Africa with new broadcasting partnerships in countries including Mali and Burkina Faso.
On the radio, DW’s educational radio soap opera Crime Fighters has been picked up by new broadcasting partners in Burkina Faso, the Ivory Coast and Mali. And in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, one of the country’s largest stations, Top Congo FM, will soon be broadcasting one hour of DW’s French radio programming and two hours in Swahili, along with DW’s Bundesliga coverage.
IDX Channel is Indonesia’s largest bilingual markets and finance channel. They recently acquired the DW English-language magazines Arts21, CheckIn and Made in Germany. IDX Channel reaches a combined audience of 20 million on satellite, IPTV and online.
Charoen Cable TV Network in Thailand will soon include DW’s flagship English channel in its basic programming package. The cable network reaches 600,000 households.
A new cooperation with DW partners in Mexico is focused on enhancing cultural content from Europe for local audiences. Every Monday, a culture expert in Berlin is appearing in live segments broadcast on the Mexican public broadcaster, Canal 22 and the private broadcaster El Financiero.
Date2018-07-19 | 10:24
TagsAfrica, Arts21, Canal 22, Charoen Cable TV Network, CheckIn, Crime Fighters, Eco@Afrique, El Financiero, IDX Channel, Indonesia, made in Germany, Mexico, Thailand, Top Congo FM
Market roundup: January 2017
In December, DW organized a blogging event for “Digital Influencers” in Mozambique. The goal of the event in Maputo was to get to know the digital scene in Mozambique better, to form a network of likeminded thinkers and to meet new potential partners. The most important topics from the event were social networks, citizen journalism and the pros and cons of digital platforms. The event was broadcast on Facebook Live.
In Congo, Afrika TV and Canal Numérique Télévision will be broadcasting DW radio programming in French and Kiswahili.
The newly formed Community Radio Association in Cameroon, which was supported by DW, has also led to 10 new radio partners.
The television channels First Digital, GHone, EBN (Eclipse Broadcasting Network) and NET2 TV are now broadcasting DW programs in Ghana.
DW has five new partners in Pakistan for its English channel: Systak Cable Network and Shaheen Tel Cable Network in Islamabad, Sky Vision International Cable Network in Multan, Showtime CATV Network in Karachi und Rose Plus Communications in Hasanabdal.
Topas TV is now broadcasting DW’s science program for the Indonesian-speaking market, Inovator.
The Chilean broadcaster TVU has integrated several DW programs into its lineup, including Euromaxx, Todo gol, Global 3000, Visión futuro und Patrimonio mundial. TVU is a terrestrial broadcaster with a technical reach of 1.5 million viewers.
Date2017-01-02 | 1:03
Market roundup: February 2016
Several radio partners in Sub-Saharan Africa are expanding cooperation with DW. In Nigeria, Radio Gombe is acquiring English and Hausa radio programs. The station covers the states of Yobe, Borno and Adamawa. In Congo, Radio Mwana is acquiring DW’s complete French programming lineup, with stations in Mbandaka and Gbadolite that reach more than 750,000 listeners. A new radio partner in Mbuji-Mayi, Radio Fraternité, will be broadcasting one hour of French programming daily to a potential 500,000 households. In Ghana, the Internet radio broadcaster Ghana Waves Radio now includes DW live streams in six languages. The streams are also included on the Ghana Waves app and on-demand. DW radio live streams and newsfeeds in a variety of languages are also available now across Africa on the Africa Live Radio and News App.
The Liberian state broadcaster LNTV is now broadcasting one hour of DW programming every day. LNTV is the only Liberian TV broadcaster with nationwide coverage. Included in the programming package is DW News, Euromaxx, Kick off!, and In Good Shape.
In Tanzania, DW is the first international news provider available on the video-on-demand platform SIMUtv. The app has already been downloaded 100,000 times.
DW has expanded cable network partnerships in India and Bangladesh, with several cable providers acquiring DW’s English channel. This increases DW’s technical range by 400,000 households in Bangladesh and by 250,000 households in the Indian states of Bihar and West Bengal.
The Colombian news website Publimetro now features a DW content box with Spanish-language news articles from DW. Publimetro belongs to Metro International, a well-known publisher of free newspapers in cities around the world. The Publimetro news portal registers 3.2 million unique visitors every month.
DW has a new Smart TV partner in the United Kingdom. The OTT provider Vision247 is now broadcasting DW’s flagship English channel in its entirety on the free-to-air entertainment portal, Vision TV. The portal is available on the digital TV service Freeview on channel 244 and can be received by a potential 7.3 million households in Great Britain. Vision TV is also available for mobile devices and on web-TV.
Date2016-02-03 | 12:24
TagsAfrica, Africa Live Radio and News App, Congo, DW Bengali, DW Hausa, DW News, DW Spanish, euromaxx, Freeview, Ghana, Ghana Waves Radio, In Good Shape, Kick Off!, Kokil, Metro International, Nigeria, Publimetro, radio, Radio Fraternité, Vision TV, Vision247
How to unlock the full potential of online video even on low-quality networks
There is a high demand for quality media in Africa but in many places network infrastructure cannot keep up. A positive aspect of this technological disparity is that it promotes the development of alternative services, which provide access to media by getting around network deficiencies. Launched in January 2012, Tuluntulu (which means stream in Zulu) opens the floodgates to a reservoir of uninterrupted television streams on mobile devices– even in locations with low-bandwidth networks.
Now DW’s flagship English channel will be included Tuluntulu catalogue. This new partnership will bring world-class programming and information to a hard-to-reach audience. With partners on board like DW, no one has to miss out on quality content because of technological deficiencies.
Tuluntulu works by using Adaptive Real-time Internet Streaming Technology (ARTIST), which allows content to stream at low data consumption levels. The service was developed specifically as a platform for the technology. The company claims that ARTIST technology can provide unbroken streaming video at the low broadband speed of 30kbps adding that no other service can provide video under 100 kbps. With its wide-selection of networks, Tuluntulu is truly a breakthrough for mobile media in Africa. The service is free to download right now for iOS or Android devices.
This is only the beginning of developing these technologies and DW is an integtral part of what makes them so important in providing information to those who need it in a place they couldn’t find it before.
Date2015-01-09 | 2:44
Journalisitc expertise has helped define the Global Media Forum
An important part of DW’s mission is sharing its 60 years of journalistic and media experience with the world. DW has organized a number of events at the 2014 Global Media Forum in cooperation with organizations and partners which represent the high level of expertise at Germany’s international broadcaster.
Complementing the focus of this year’s conference is a panel organized by the DW Akademie that explores the state of participatory and community-based media in developing countries. The session titled, The power of the neighborhood: How local media organize participation and how DW Akademie supports this, showcases three projects that foster grassroots journalism from partner organizations that span the globe – Welad Elbalad Media Services from Egypt, Open Development Cambodia and Plataforma de Periodismo from Colombia.
With a focus on the watchdog role of journalism is a session titled Whistleblowers, activists, journalists: Is advocacy journalism the journalism of the digital age? The panel includes an editor from Zeit Online and a professor of entrepreneurship and media literacy from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. The emphasis is on how digital media allows journalists to shed their neutrality and take an active stance on social issues.
Those interested in the EU and public participation should look at a session titled, Turning disinterest into engagement through innovative media formats. Hosted by DW in cooperation with the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations (ifa), the discussion explores innovations in social media and journalism that are combining to increase citizen engagement in social issues, particularly with the context of EU policy and elections.
At the intersection of social media and human rights is a talk hosted by DW titled, Revolution postponed. The Arab Spring and Africa The discussion brings together African social media experts and journalists to analyze the state of social movements all over Africa, whether it is the Arab Spring in the north to political protests everywhere from Angola to Zimbabwe. The panel will explore if the movements have lost momentum and what the future may look like.
Date2014-06-27 | 6:32
TagsAfrica, Arab Spring, Die Zeit, DW-AKADEMIE, Egypt, Germany, innovative journalism, Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations, Latin America, media training, Open Development Cambodia, Welad Elbalad, whistleblowers