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Market roundup: April 2014

Russia

Europe

DW and the Russian search engine Rambler.ru have expanded their ongoing cooperation. Rambler, one of the Russia’s top three most popular web portals and a longtime DW premium partner, now includes a selection of news teasers from DW’s Russian website on its news platform. In March the links drew around 600,000 visits to DW’s Russian website in two days.

A compact web version of DW’s Russian news magazine Geofaktor has also been well received by Russian-speaking audiences. The 10-minute online format was recently created as a response to the increased demand for information in regions affected by the current political and social tension between Russia and Ukraine. It took only three days for the format to go from concept to reality– an excellent cooperative achievement for DW’s editorial, distribution and multimedia departments. The modified Geofaktor receives between 30,000 and 100,000 views every day.

Asia

The Indonesian DTH provider BiG TV is now broadcasting DW around the clock. The English language channel from DW is included in each of BiG TV’s five basic programming packages. The provider bundles 177 channels from all over the world and broadcasts them via satellite to subscribers everywhere in Indonesia. In the next two years, the company estimates it will reach 300,000 subscribers.

Noor Communications from Lahore, Pakistan is a new DW partner. Located in Pakistan’s second largest city, the station provides around 55,000 households with DW’s English TV programming.

 

 

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2014-04-01 | 12:17

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CNCDP to introduce Euromaxx in Chinese

DW’s daily European lifestyle magazine Euromaxx will be repackaged by CNCDP China for the Chinese market and other Mandarin-speaking audiences. According to a new coproduction agreement, CNCDP China will incorporate a local host and Mandarin voice-over to create a Mandarin version, with 78 hours of programming.

Euromaxx is one of DW’s most popular shows in Asia and showcases the glitz and glamour of European fashion, design, food, culture, arts, architecture and music.

CNCDP will have broadcast rights for all their channels as well as distribution rights to other broadcasters in China. This is not the first time that Euromaxx has been repackaged into another language in Asia. Last year, 26 episodes were coproduced with Xinya Media in Singapore for broadcast on their regional channel.

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2011-12-13 | 9:44

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Market roundup: December 2011

Africa
DW’s sales team has once again made inroads in Africa. France Greber, Distribution Representative for Africa, and Thomas Mösch, from the DW’s Africa service, recently made a trip to Cameroon and returned with nine new partners. The community radio stations that have signed agreements will begin broadcasting DW’s radio programming this year – including programming in French and Hausa, as well as the new English program “Africalink”. With a total of 20 radio, three TV and two online partners, DW is now available nationwide in Cameroon.

Americas
DW continues to gain ground in the United States – it has now included in several new cable systems across the country with Comcast. These include Texas, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, making it available to more than 3 million Comcast subscribers. DW was previously only available in the Comcast systems in Colorado, Central California, San Francisco Bay Area and Southern Florida. In addition, Cox Communications has made DW available to its 600,000 subscribers in Virginia.

Asia
DW has expanded its partnership with the largest commercial station in Bangladesh, Ekushey TV (ETV). The broadcaster will include business features and reports from DW’S Bengali service.

DW is now broadcasting its television program to all of the Palau islands in the Pacific Ocean, after signing an agreement with the Palau National Communication Corporation PNCC. And in Indonesia, Mega Media MMI is the new nationwide DTH partner. Viewers will be able to receive DW-TV using their DTH satellite dish.

Europe
DW’S television magazine Eurobox is now being broadcast in Moldova. The coproduction with Teleradio Moldova (TRM) is shown on Saturdays, and rebroadcast again the following week. This is just a continuation of DW’s partnership with TRM – the station has been broadcasting a range of DW programming with subtitles in Romanian since 2004.

The IPTV provider HOL TV has included DW programming into its line-up. HOL TV is the first provider in Greece with HDTV and VoD. DW has also signed a partnership with the leading telecommunications provider in Bulgaria. VIVACOM has included DW-TV into its lineup and is broadcasting it via IPTV as well.

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2011-12-02 | 12:49

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Input wanted for Coming Home on DW-TV

You only miss it, when it’s gone. Your homeland. But what is it? Is it a country? A feeling? Watch our series “Coming Home” and tell us what “home” means to you!

In our series “Coming Home”, DW accompanies people as they make their way home. Their personal road movies will shed light on the aspects of life that they have found in Germany – and what they have missed. People have different ideas and different opinions about what “home” means. We want to know what you associate with your “homeland”. We will be publishing them at dw-world.de/cominghome.

UPDATE: The contest is over and a selection of entries have been published  at dw-world.de/cominghome.

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2011-11-16 | 12:39

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Market roundup: September 2011

Asia
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.

Europe
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.

Date

2011-09-01 | 3:30

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