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Market roundup: October 2013

Latin America

DW’s Portuguese science magazine Futurando now being broadcast nationwide in Brazil. The educational broadcaster Canal Futura will begin broadcasting DW’s successful Portuguese language science program Futurando on October 10. Canal Futura belongs to Globo, the largest media group in Brazil, and is the first private broadcaster in the country exclusively dedicated to educational programming. The channel has a technical range capable of reaching a potential audience of 94 million people in Brazil through terrestrial broadcasting in Rio de Janeiro and nationwide coverage on satellite, cable and affiliate stations.

A merger uniting the Colombian broadcaster and DW (Latinoamérica) partner UNE-ESM with the digital services provider Tigo has created formidable new presence on the Colombian media market putting the conglomeration in competition with Claro for first place.

Asia
Starting this month, DW’s English language news magazine Journal will be available nationwide in Afghanistan on Saba TV. The private broadcaster focuses on educational programming aimed at a young audience of information seekers. The channel belongs to the Saba Group, the operators of Radio Nawa which currently broadcasts the daily radio news program from DW in Pashto.

A new contract with the Indian public broadcaster Doordashan will place Manthan, a DW Hindi production, on six more of its regional channels.

The Taiwanese IPTV provider Vee Time is now offering DW’s flagship channel in English around the clock on Vee TV.

Middle East
Al Jazeera’s documentary channel has acquired a total of 99 hours of programming from DW Transtel’s portfolio. New programming aimed at the channel’s male target audience including extreme sports and motor sports will accompany formats covering science, medicine, nature, the environment and economic development. The documentary film channel from Al Jazeera broadcasts primarily in Arabic and can be received worldwide via satellite. Their core target area covers the Arab world.

Eastern Europe
Commentary and interviews from DW’s online service in Russian are now being featured on the popular Russian Internet portal Rambler.ru. The new partner website boasts 21 million visitors every month placing it among the most visited Russian language websites on the Internet. Since the beginning of the partnership with Rambler, DW Russian has recorded a clear increase in the number of online users.

The Ukrainian online news portal, Facenews.ua, which was founded in June, has also integrated content from DW’s Russian and Ukrainian news departments into a DW content box on their website.

Africa
DW content is now being featured on Radio Tumaini and Tumaini Television as well as the group’s online portal. In addition, a Global 3000 content box is now featured on Radio WA’s homepage in Uganda. Radio WA has been broadcasting DW’s English radio program Africa Link since 2012.

Online
DW’s international news and current affairs content is available in four languages on the world’s largest free online television website FilmOn.com. Alki David, the eccentric and controversial billionaire owner of FilmOn.com said they were delighted to able include DW’s “authoritative and highly engaging” content on the pioneering web service which provides television content streamed online and on-demand. The partnership brings DW into the fast growing market of on-demand internet TV and into an exciting new area of distribution.  FilmOn has 45,000 hours of total video, all which are updated on a rolling basis.

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2013-10-02 | 1:34

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Election coverage heats up on DW

People in Germany will be going to the polls this month and DW has turned its focus to politics in with programming and online specials geared to the upcoming elections. On Journal, reporters assess the progress of the campaign for Angela Merkel and Peer Steinbrück, the two leading candidates for the Chancellor’s office, and explain where they stand on important current issues. People and Politics takes a look behind the scenes, analyzing the choices facing the German electorate and the significance of the election for Europe and the world.
DW will also be featuring special reports on its popular documentary series In Focus as part of election coverage beginning on Thursday, September 5 with “The Outspoken Challenger”, followed by “Power Broker” on Thursday, September 12. The final installment “Promises, Promises…”, will premiere on Thursday, September 19.

You can also turn to DW’s German Elections page for everything from campaign news, interviews, surveys and info-graphics to in-depth analysis that includes German foreign policy and economics. An interesting outside perspective on German politics is provided by a selection of international political caricatures that portray Angela Merkel’s image abroad.

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2013-09-02 | 1:38

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DW signs agreement with Tunisian TV stations

Just a few weeks following the end of the authoritarian regime in Tunisia, Deutsche Welle (DW) has agreed to work with Télévision Tunisienne und Hannibal TV. The two channels will integrate current shows, magazines and background features as part of their programming.

Hannibal TV is one of the largest private stations in the country and has been broadcasting the Arabic version of DW’s Journal since May 1. The station will also be showing the talkshow Quadriga and In Focus – a series of documentaries.

The public broadcaster Télévision Tunisienne also agreed to broadcast DW programming, including the Arabic versions of Quadriga and In Focus, as well as the magazines Tomorrow Today and euromaxx.

In addition, DW-AKADEMIE was included in the partnership agreement and will work with the new partners to help provide journalistic training.
 

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2011-05-04 | 11:39

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