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Market roundup: January 2012
DW has further developed its partnership with Ariana FM in Afghanistan and is now broadcasting its Dari service every evening. DW can now be heard in primetime in 33 of the 34 provinces in Afghanistan. The independent radio station is among the most successful in the country and is dedicated to the development of a civil society.
DW has once again added a new partner in Indonesia. DW-TV ASIA+ will now be broadcast by the DTH provider Yes TV, headquartered in Jakarta. Yes TV has a line-up that includes more than 50 international TV channels and has more than 300,000 subscribers.
In Australia, the community TV sender QCTV has included one of the Future Now webdocs on its website. Users can now watch “Methane – energy of the future” and learn about untapped resources.
To ensure the quality of its live stream, DW has further developed its monitoring system in Latin America by installing StreamMon systems in Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Toluca (Mexico). The new additions bring the worldwide total to 12 monitoring stations that are responsible for monitoring DW’s live streams around the clock.
A new partnership in Brazil is bringing Global Ideas to the classroom. Ninety of the short documentaries will be shown in Portuguese in more than 5,000 schools in Brazil starting this march.
Date2012-01-02 | 2:44
DW iPhone App update now available
DW has now released a new version of the DW News Portal – it’s iPhone app. The new version makes it easier to share content via social media – allowing users to post articles and videos directly to Facebook and Twitter, or send them via e-mail.
The DW News Portal offers live streams in German, English, Russian and several Asian languages as well as background information and current news from politics, business, science, German Bundesliga, culture and lifestyle. The App is also available for Android devices.
Date2011-10-12 | 1:48
Talking policy in Yaroslavi
DW’s Ingo Mannteufel recently took part at this year’s Global Policy Forum in Yaroslavi, Russia. The head of DW’s Russian Service spoke about the role of the Internet in conflict situations and also moderated a panel about “Global Security in Local Conflicts”. The Forum took place from September 7-8 and focused on “The Modern State in the Age of Social Diversity”. Politicians and experts from around the world participated in the conference, which welcomed Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev and the President of Turkey Abdullah Gül as keynote speakers.
Mannteufel spoke about “Global Media 2.0 – Role of the Internet for Global Security and Local Conflicts”, especially addressing the challenges facing the global media in the Internet era.
Date2011-09-09 | 9:39
Making German heard in Pakistan
Twenty radio stations in Pakistan have picked up a series of German language courses from Deutsche Welle. “German – Why not?” was broadcast for the first time yesterday and the 26-episode series will continue until January 2012 on radio stations throughout the country. Included are the metropolitan areas of Islamabad and Lahore as well as many rural areas. Although it is considered one of the most-loved second languages in Pakistan, there is a lack of German language courses. DW hopes to fill in these gaps.The course will be broadcast every Monday at 10:00 am local time.
Date2011-08-02 | 9:53
Market roundup: August 2011
Alrai-TV, a channel in Kuwait, will start broadcasting DW programming starting in September. Alrai is the most successful channel in Kuwait, reaching around 60percent of households. It will include the Arabic versions of In Good Shape and drive it! in its line-up starting September 15.
DW-TV ASIA+ is making waves in Asia with three new deals. The English-focused channel is now part of the MAX3 cable network in Indonesia. The provider currently has 20,000 subscribers – a number that is quickly on the rise. DW-TV ASIA+ is also being broadcast to more than 50,000 subscribers in Tawain via SHIH HSIN Cable. The provider from Chiayi City has a line-up that includes approximately 50 channels. And in Myanmar, DW-TV ASIA+ has been picked up by the DVB-T provider Forever Group. This will make DW’s television programming available in Rangoon and surrounding areas.
The next phase of the extensive partnership with RBC TV is in full swing. The Russian channel is now using banners to link to content and articles on DW’s website (in Russian). The website from RBC is among the most popular in Russia, with approximately 1.5 million visitors daily and is the number one website in the area of “Info and News”. This latest development in online comes on the heels of two further programming partnerships – with a live feed and the introduction of GLOBAL 3000 earlier this year.
DW has a new number one in Kosovo. With telegrafi , DW has found a partner that can really deliver. The website has quickly become the best referral website for DW’s Albanian page. Telegrafi has included DW’s online news box on its homepage in the “News” section.
Experts from DW’s Albanian service will also be taking part in broadcasts from RTK (Radio Television Kosova) starting in September. DW’s journalists will be dialed in via video-phone twice per week.
Deutsche Welle has entered into a comprehensive agreement with ARTV. The Chilean channel has been broadcasting the Spanish shows Cuadriga and Prisma since last month. In addition, DW and ARTV worked together on a coproduction on July 20, when DW’s Director General was in Santiago. ARTV has been operating for 20 years and is available via cable. The channel focuses on arts and culture, as well the cultural contributions of Latin America in the areas of history, society, the environment and human rights.
Date2011-08-01 | 12:09
TagsAlbania, ARTV, Asia, Chile, Indonesia, Kosovo, live feed, Myanmar, online, radio, RBC TV, Russia, television