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DW involved in new environmental media project

China Business Network (CBN) launched a new media project dedicated to the topic of sustainability earlier this week: The Future We Want. Along with work from BBC Worldwide, CNN, TV5MONDE and Sky News, it will include five reports from DW’s Global Ideas multimedia series, which showcases projects from around the world geared towards promoting climate protection. A three-hour live TV show will be broadcast on CBN on December 31. It will also air a 24-hour video live stream on the topic in cooperation with online partners YouKu and BestTV. CBN belongs to the Shanghai Media Group and reaches an estimated audience of over 600 million viewers in China and beyond.

Read more in the DW press release.

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2012-12-14 | 11:07

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DW Transtel at MIPCOM 2012

DW Transtel will be covering a vibrant spectrum at this year’s MIPCOM with new shows like The Allure of Nature, Art Beats and Beyond Progress, as well as a range of new episodes from favorites like Ecopia and Struggle for Survival.

“Our strength has always been in the areas of documentaries, infotainment and European culture – and we continue to find different ways to inspire and capture the imagination of our audiences worldwide,” said Petra Schneider, DW’s Director of Distribution. “Our viewers may have different backgrounds, lifestyles and interests, but what they have in common is a need for interesting, new insights and viewpoints not available from other sources.”

New programming titles

  • The Allure of Nature casts a spotlight on the breathtaking images of nature from the most unusual perspectives. The color and texture of the natural world is captured from unexpected angles to reveal not only its beauty but also the power it wields.
  • Beyond Progress casts a critical light on the scientific and techno-logical achievements of our time and discusses their ecological, eco-nomic and ethical impact and questions the value and price of those achievements.
  • Art Beats celebrates the unsung heroes of culture; street musicians and graffiti artists, samba and tango virtuosos, masters of caricature and satire and their power to unite nations and peoples.

For more information, visit us at Booth 19.14. at MIPCOM 2012 from October 8-11.

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2012-10-07 | 10:07

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New webdoc from Global Ideas

With its latest webdoc, DW invites children young and old to explore the underwater world in the South Pacific with Namati – a young coral off the coast of Vanuatu. Namati’s World is the latest webdoc from the Global Ideas team. It offers spectacular underwater video footage and a story full of suspense. Namati tells the story of her amazing experiences off the coast of Pele Island in the Pacific archipelago nation of Vanuatu. At 114 years of age, Namati is still a child. Brain corals can live to be over a thousand years old – that is, if they can withstand the effects of global climate change such as the warming of the world’s oceans.

 

 

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2012-09-26 | 2:57

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Market roundup: August 2012

America
OPMA in Mexico has expanded its partnership with DW by including another 200 hours of programming from DW Transtel. OPMA has been a DW partner since the end of 2011 and is broadcast nationwide.

Programming from DW Transtel was also picked up by Mexico’s Green TV. The cable channel agreed to a deal with 100 hours of programming. The channel focuses on environmental issues and therefore was interested in programming like DW’s Global Ideas.

Online
The DW Media Center continues to expand – now including programming in both Russian and Farsi. The Media Center is now offered in six languages and is planning on expanding that to 14 within the next few months.
Asia
DW is now available on Skynet in Myanmar. The DTH provider just started broadcasting this past February and will include DW’s English feed. Skynet is available nationwide and offers telephone and Internet services in addition to television.

DW has a new online partner in Indonesia with Okezone. The new online portal is a subsidiary of cable giant Indovision and is available to approximately 1 million users. Also in Indonesia, DW’s English channel is now available in the satellite package from Topas TV. The up-and-coming network is looking to add 500,000 subscribers in the next three years.

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2012-08-02 | 1:52

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DW offers new programs for media professionals in India and Nicaragua

DW Akademie is now working with organizations in India and Nicaragua to offer journalists new opportunities for training. DW is working with Universidad de Managua, where 17 Nicaraguan journalists are taking part in a new degree program initiated by DW Akademie. The goal of the program is toi develop local journalists’ expertise in reporting on one of the country’s most pressing issues: environmental pollution and its associated problems.  The degree program encompasses five modules spread over six months, and the first two-week module was held in June.

In India, DW is working with the Robert Bosch Foundation to train Indian journalists about reporting in Germany. DW Akademie will host a select group of Indian journalists in Germany from September 10 to October 26, 2012 and provide them with comprehensive coverage of Germany and valuable  knowledge for reporting on Indian-German issues.  Journalists selected for the program will receive intercultural and journalistic training, as well as insight into Deutsche Welle’s  editorial teams.

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2012-07-12 | 8:42

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