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Market roundup: December 2013

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Asia

The Sydney-based culture channel Ovation is now a DW partner in Australia.  The 15-year-old television channel is carried by all major providers and has a large fan base with programs that feature art, film, opera, history, culture and drama. Ovation will be adding Euromaxx, Arts 21, Europe in Concert, Discover Germany and Treasures of the World.

DW is also being broadcast now on the business and finance news channel, Business Plus, in Pakistan. It is the only channel of its kind in the country with a focus on business and economic issues. Euromaxx, DW’s lifestyle magazine will be aired daily during the evening program as an addition to the lifestyle segment. There are plans for more cooperation with DW in the future. The channel is broadcast nationwide via the Paksat-1 satellite and is carried by all major cable providers allowing for a potential audience of 12 million households in Pakistan. Outside of Pakistan, the channel is available in 52 countries. Business Plus belongs to the MTL media group.

The Vietnamese news channel VNews will be providing a monthly contribution to DW’s World Stories starting in January 2014. VNews is the television broadcaster of the Vietnam News Agency.

Europe

DW has added a new online partner in Greece. Since the beginning of October, DW has been providing full reports on Greek political and business news that are being featured on the popular business website capital.gr. The website covers finance, business and investment news while providing political analysis and background information. Capital.gr attracts a young audience with an average age of 35 who also have a high level of education and interest in socio-economic issues. The site is visited by around 1,250,000 users in Greece each month.

 

 

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2013-12-03 | 12:31

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DW looking for new partners and programming ideas at DISCOP Africa

DW’s distribution executives are in in Johannesburg, South Africa this week looking to find new ideas for Africa-oriented television programming. DW has been a trusted voice on the radio for decades in Africa and is now seeking to go deeper into the television market with programming tailored for African audiences. For the past year, DW’s flagship English channel has been available via DTH satellite in Africa.

DISCOP Africa was launched in 2008 and this year’s convention in Johannesburg, South Africa is expected to attract 2000 delegates from 70 countries. International content producers will gain insight and access into African markets and African based producers at the convention will have a platform to promote their content for international distribution.
DW has consistently been a valuable part of the African media landscape– bringing reliable news, entertainment and education to every corner of the continent. For 50 years DW has been broadcasting radio in Kiswahili and also provides news services in Hausa and Amharic. Educational radio programs like Learning by Ear shed light on social issues and help improve people’s lives. If you’re at the convention be sure to stop by and see everything DW has to offer in Africa.

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2013-11-05 | 10:48

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Spanish, German and PopXport are all getting more air time

Starting September 30, audiences in Asia and Latin America will be able to enjoy an expanded DW television lineup in Spanish and German. DW (Latinoamerica) will be increasing its Spanish language programming from 20 to 24 hours a day and DW (Asien) will also feature a full 24 hours of German language programming. The change is a part of a strategy to provide programming that it suited to the demands of different global markets. The success of DW’s Spanish programming in Latin America has dictated the change to a full 24-hour program. In Asia, DW already offers 24 hours of English language programming on its flagship channel. Increasing DW (Asien) programming to 24 hours in German will make DW the go-to channel for a complete selection of German language television in Asian markets.

But that’s not all, PopXport, DW’s trendy music magazine featuring all the best music and bands from Germany, will now be aired once every week.

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2013-09-27 | 11:21

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DW now available on TVB Network Vision in Hong Kong

As reported by World Screen, Deutsche Welle (DW) has entered into a new partnership with TVB Network Vision to make its 24-hour English-language channel available to more viewers in Hong Kong. DW is now available in the basic package of TVB Network Vision for its fiber cable subscribers at no additional charge.

DW alrady has a channel of German-language programming available in Hong Kong, DW (Asien), which is distributed on nowTV and Hong Kong Cable. The English-language DW channel is also available on Hong Kong Broadband. Says Petra Schneider, DW’s Director of Distribution:  “We are excited to be expanding the distribution of our 24-hour English language channel, encapsulating the quality, breadth and depth of our programming. Hong Kong is an important market for DW and our partnership with TVB Network Vision further builds on our commitment to bring in-depth, reliable news, information and culture from Europe to our viewers in Asia.”

Felix To, the CEO of TVB Network Vision, said: “We are honored to have DW among the first batch of program channels to be incorporated in our service over the new fiber delivery network this year.”

The full release is available on the DW website.

 

Date

2013-08-06 | 7:55

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‘Onneshon’ premieres on Ekushey TV in Bangladesh

Another first for DW: We will be broadcasting our first television series in Bengali starting April 13, 2013: Onneshon will cover science, technology, the environment and medicine and will be shown every Saturday at 6:30 pm as well as Sunday at 1:30 am and 3:30 pm on Ekushey TV in Bangladesh. Onneshon is produced by DW’s Bengali team in Bonn and will be hosted by DW’s Debarati Guha.

In addition to presenting the latest scientific developments, our reporters will also report on the different aspects of everyday life in Germany and comment on the sometimes surprising differences between Germany and South Asia. Multimedia content from the series will also be available online at www.dw.de as well as being distributed by DW’s online partners.

Ekushey TV is one of Bangladesh’s most popular private TV stations, with programming available via cable and satellite. It provides television services to more than 32 million homes in Bangladesh. Ekushey was the first Bangladeshi TV channel to broadcast content via live stream, which is available online at www.ekushey-tv.com.

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2013-04-11 | 4:53

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