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Market roundup: October 2016

Asia

DW’s popular lifestyle magazine Euromaxx will soon be adapted for Malaysian audiences after a coproduction agreement between DW and Malaysia’s largest media group, TM Net. In 2016 and 2017, 52 regionally adapted episodes of Euromaxx will be broadcast across Malaysia on Hypp Sensasi, a network operated by TM Net.

In Pakistan, DW television and radio content is now being carried on two newly aquired partners. Three Star Cable is broadcasting DW’s English-language channel to more than 60,000 subscribers. Radio partner Highway FM is broadcasting DW news bulletins in Urdu at 6:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. local time.

DW and DW (Deutsch) are now available via Optus B D2 satellite on Puma TV, an international TV channel broadcasting in Oceania.

Latin America

DW is increasing its reach in Latin America with a new broadcasting partnership. New DW partner IntiNetwork broadcasts health, lifestyle and cultural programming to 12 Latin American countries and is received by around 6.1 million households. The Spanish-language DW programs En Forma, ¡Aquí Estoy!, Visión Futuro and Escápate, will make a valuable contribution to increasing the diversity of IntiNetwork’s programming.

Africa

Radio Kledu in Mali is including DW articles in French with daily posts on its app and Facebook site. And the online news site Cameroun24 now features a content box and a live stream of DW’s English-language channel. The site reaches an estimated 400,000 visitors every month.

Online

DW Innovation partners InVID and REVEAL have joined the First Draft News Network, a international group of media outlets and organizations dedicated to exchanging ideas and topics about social newsgathering and social media as a news source.

Date

2016-10-06 | 1:22

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DW drives innovative solutions for verifying online content

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If a building were to collapse in the middle of a city, anyone on the scene would take their smart phone and start recording. But what makes this content news? Or, when a picture or video appears on social networks that portrays a shocking news event, don’t broadcasters have an obligation to run the material?

These are the kind of situations faced by newsrooms every day and there are tools being developed that will assure the video of the falling building can be used as news and that the content online is what it appears to be.

Most recently, the platform Verify Media being developed by DW’s innovation projects, received financial support from Google’s Digital News Initiative. The initiative is a ongoing collaboration between Google and European news publishers that supports quality journalism through innovation. The aim of Verify Media is to simplify the process of verifying potential newsworthy content on social networks.

DW’s innovation team is also part of ongoing projects like Reveal, which develops tools and services that aid in social media verification. InVID (In Video Veritas) is a project dedicated to verifying user-generated videos.

DW is very active in improving social media verification and will continue to set trends and introduce ideas to improve the future of journalism.

Date

2016-03-11 | 8:28

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