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Market roundup: August 2018

Africa

A DW political correspondent is appearing every week on Ugandan broadcaster NBS-TV’s news program “Live at 1” . With 10 million viewers, the channel is one of Uganda’s top-three most popular sources of news. NBS TV  is part of Next Media Services, one of East Africa’s largest media companies. Also in Uganda, DW added Bunyoro Broadcasting Service as a new radio partner. The station based in Masindi will broadcast 15 minutes of AfricaLink and Crime Fighters every day.

In Kenya, Nyota TV is acquiring daily news broadcasts from DW along with the programs  Arts21, Close Up and Eco@Africa. In Tanzania, DW has added new radio partners.  Radio Uzima in Dodoma, Kahama FM in Kahama and Radio Furaha in Iringa are all rebroadcasting a selection of DW programming in Swahili.

Asia

One of Malaysia’s leading Pay TV channels, ASTRO, now includes DW’s English-language channel in its lineup. DW is available to 1 million subscribers of the OTT platform “Astro Go.”

In Myanmar, the Pay TV service “Forever Group,” which was recently bought by CANAL+, is broadcasting DW’s English-language channel across the country on IPTV and DHT.

DW’s broadcasting partner in Thailand, PSI, has acquired the DW programs Tomorrow Today, Global 3000, Drive It, In Good Shape and Euromaxx. PSI is available on the satellite Thaicom 5 and reaches 18 million households.

The Vietnamese cable provider HTV-TMS in Ho Chi Minh City is including DW’s English-language channel on ist OTT platform and on its website. HTV-TMS is available to 600,000 subscribers.

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2018-08-24 | 10:56

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Market roundup: July 2018

Africa

Eco@Afrique, the French-language edition of DW’s popular environmental conservation show is expanding its presence in Africa with new broadcasting partnerships in countries including Mali and Burkina Faso.

On the radio, DW’s educational radio soap opera Crime Fighters has been picked up by new broadcasting partners in Burkina Faso, the Ivory Coast and Mali. And in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, one of the country’s largest stations, Top Congo FM, will soon be broadcasting one hour of DW’s French radio programming and two hours in Swahili, along with DW’s Bundesliga coverage.

Asia

IDX Channel is Indonesia’s largest bilingual markets and finance channel. They recently acquired the DW English-language magazines Arts21, CheckIn and Made in Germany. IDX Channel reaches a combined audience of 20 million on satellite, IPTV and online.

Charoen Cable TV Network in Thailand will soon include DW’s flagship English channel in its basic programming package. The cable network reaches 600,000 households.

Cambodia’s only English-language news website, Khmer Times, has started including English-language DW news and feature articles.

Latin America

A new cooperation with DW partners in Mexico is focused on enhancing cultural content from Europe for local audiences. Every Monday, a culture expert in Berlin is appearing in live segments broadcast on the Mexican public broadcaster, Canal 22 and the private broadcaster El Financiero.

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2018-07-19 | 10:24

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Market roundup: November 2013

North America

The website of Radio Canada International’s radio program, Eye on the Arctic, is now a DW partner. Since October, content from DW’s Ice Blog, created by DW editor Irene Quaile, has been featured on the Canadian broadcaster’s website blog. The radio program features issues affecting the Arctic such as climate change. The content is normally limited to contributors from Arctic states– however the quality of the information from DW’s Ice Blog convinced Eye on the Arctic to widen the circle of those allowed to contribute.

 

Europe

After the discontinuation of its Russian radio service, DW’s presence in Georgia was interrupted. Now after realigning its multimedia content, DW has managed to revive its presence in the country. The first step was the addition of the leading Georgian online news service, News.ge, as a premium partner.  News.ge launched English and Russian language news sites on October 1 which both exclusively feature DW news content. More projects in Georgia are currently being prepared.

 

Asia

DW has added CTH, one of the largest cable TV providers in Thailand, as a partner. The country’s second largest cable provider brings national and international programming to over 2.5 million households. DW’s flagship English channel can now be received 24 hours every day via the new partner’s digital cable network.

DW’s English channel is also now available in Vietnam via DVB-T. The provider, Audio Visual Global (AVG), has also integrated DW into its satellite packet with 350,000 subscribers.

DW has a new partner in Pakistan.  Radio Chiltan in Quetta will now be broadcasting DW programming in English and Urdu. The station also broadcasts in regional languages.

 

Africa

DW has added one of the largest private radio broadcasters in Eastern Zambia as a premium partner. BreezeFM has a range reaching from Eastern Zambia to Western Malawi. Since the beginning of October, the new partner has been taking on content from DW’s worldwide English language radio programming and also broadcasts the popular program, Africa link from DW’s English for Africa service everyday via VHF.

DW’s World Stories has a new partner in Mozambique. The private broadcaster, TIM (Televisão Independente de Moçambique) has been airing reports from World Stories since September and will be contributing their own stories as well.

 

Online

As a new part of the longtime cooperation between Sony and DW in the area of Smart TV, Sony will now be including DW content on its mobile devices. The news App Socialife comes preinstalled on cell-phones, tablets and notebooks and news reports from DW in 12 languages will be integrated into the App and prominently displayed.

On October 15, Albanian was added to DW’s Media Center. That increases the number of available languages to 26.

The multimedia project, Wagner 200 – Bayreuth Backstage , has been available online in English, Spanish and Russian since October 15.

DW’s online cooperation with @ Verdade Mozambique is proving to be a quick success. In just a month, the number of clicks on DW’s Portuguese for Africa website has clearly increased

Date

2013-11-07 | 1:38

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Market roundup: June 2012

America
DW has lined up three new partners in Venezuela. Asotel, one of three publicly-funded telecommunications groups in Venezuela has take on DW’s Spanish-language channel – which is already available on 22 different channels in 15 regions. This means that it is available to more than 100,000 new households in the county. Asotel will also be broadcasting DW’s German-language channel in touristic regions in the future.

Individual programs like Enlaces, Global 3000, Cultura 21, En forma and Visión Futuro have been integrated into the lineup from Vale TV – a private channel that is broadcast nationwide. And Cable Hogar is broadcasting DW’s Spanish-language channel in the Valencia region and will be spreading out to Caracas soon.

Europe
With TransTeleKom (TTK), DW has joined forces with one of the five largest telecommunications companies in Russia. TTK and has been broadcasting DW’s television channel for Europe as part of its basic package since May 1, making it available to more than 300,000 households throughout the country. TTK has one of the largest fiber-optic cable networks in Russia and provides service to more than 1.7 million households.

Asia
DW’s main English channel is now being broadcast by another partner in Thailand – the IPTV provider Me-TV. It is subsidiary of Telecom of Thailand (TOT) and will make DW available to another 100,000 households throughout the country. Me-TV plans on expanding to more than 150 IPTV channels in the future – 70 percent of which will be free of charge, including DW.

DW is now also available in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on the DVB-T platform created by Partner Royal Media Entertainment Corporation. The organization plans on expanding quickly in the future.

Date

2012-06-04 | 8:31

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