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Market roundup: February 2018

North America

DW News is now being broadcast once every day on the public broadcasting channel WHUT-TV in Washington DC. The new partnership is the third for DW News in the US capital along with the channels MHz 11 and MHz Worldview. WHUT can be received by around 2.4 million households.

Asia

At the Cable TV Equipments Traders & Manufacturers Association (CTMA) trade fair in Kolkata, India, DW added 30 new partners and extended numerous contracts with Bangladeshi channels rebroadcasting DW’s English channel in Bangladesh. The CTMA trade fair in east India is a magnet for the Bangladeshi broadcasting industry. The partnerships will bring DW to an estimated 1 million households in Bangladesh.

An Indian news website, the Wire Urdu, is including content from DW Urdu. The Wire is one of India’s most respected online news providers. Their newly launched Urdu service already has over 100,000 visitors every month.

DW has a new VOD partner in Thailand. Hollywood HDTV will broadcast DW’s English channel to a estimated 150,000 customers.

Europe

After a new agreement recently with the IPTV and DTH platform MEO, DW (Deutsch) will be available to 700,000 subrscribers in Portugal. MEO is operated by Portugal Telecom. The new partnership expands the current cooperation with DW’s English channel, which currently has 1 million subscribers.

Also in Portugal, DW is now available in English and German in 75,000 hotel rooms across the country.

Date

2018-02-07 | 1:20

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Market roundup: February 2017

Asia

DW’s English channel will be available to 1.25 million households in Bangladesh after 30 new contracts were successfully negotiated with cable networks at the Cable TV Equipments Traders & Manufacturers Association (CTMA) trade fair in Calcutta. Additionally, RTV, Bangladesh’s private broadcaster with the widest nationawide coverage at 42 million households, is now showing DW’s Bengali science program Onneshon.

The Chinese website Tencent is showing 150 locally adapted episodes of Euromaxx. The adaptation was accomplished in cooperation with China DTV. In November 2016, content on Tencent received 118 million clicks.

A new DW partner in Pakistan, ATV, is broadcasting DW’s Urdu magazine Sawal. ATV is one of the country’s most-popular television channels, providing audiences with a full range of programming including news broadcasts, entertainment and educational programming. A weekly segment from DW’s Urdu department will also be included.

Online

Thanks to a new partnership with Amazon, news content in English and German from DW is now available on the new class of devices using Amazon’s Alexa voice technology, which include Echo and Echo Dot. DW content will be read aloud by the device.

Date

2017-02-03 | 2:46

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