DW at the Convergence Summit in Amman
DW will be presenting its wide-reaching changes and programming highlights for the Arab world at the 9th Convergence Summit in Amman, Jordan on May 22 and 23. DW’s Social Media Manager Julia Hildebrand will be taking part in the conference that is organized by the Arab Advisors Group.
DW has increased its focus on regional programming and intercultural dialogue in the Middle East with a schedule that offers 10 hours of Arabic programming and a six-hour block during primetime. This new programming line-up is tailored to meet the needs of the region’s broadcasters with a renewed focus on local partner-ships.
The success of “Shababtalk” can already speak for itself. More than 3.6 million viewers were tuning in to each episode in the show’s first three weeks. And the coproduction with Egypt’s market leader Al Hayah has been registering a market share of nearly 15 percent. The talk show brings together young representatives from the democratic movement in Egypt with their German counterparts from youth organizations, political parties and other associations.
DW focused on dialogue again with “On the Pulse”. It’s a talk show that brings Arab and German experts together to discuss issues related to democratization, politics, economics, the role of the government, justice and reli-gion.
Date2012-05-21 | 8:45
TagsAmman, Arab Advisors Group, Arab World, Arabia, Convergence Summit, DW, Jordan, Shababtalk, social media
Euromaxx brings home 10th WorldFest award
DW has once again been recognized for its work with Euromaxx. This past weekend, the six-part series “The XX Factor” received a Platinum Remi Award at the 45th Annual WorldFest – Houston International Film Festival. Euromaxx reporter Nadja Scholz, who hosted the series, was in Houston to accept the award from festival director Hunter Todd. The XX Factor takes a look at six women in Europe who have had successful careers in typically male-dominated industries – from DJ to auto designers.
This is the 10th time that Euromaxx has received an award at the WorldFest Houston.
Date2012-04-24 | 9:34
Stage time at re:publica
DW and members of the jury from the Bobs – the DW Blog Awards – will be on stage at this year’s re:publica from May 2-4. The three-day digital media festival will take place for the sixth consecutive time in Berlin. Here is a short list of the panels in which DW and Bobs jury members are participating in:
From dissent to disillusionment
Thursday, May 3
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Stage 1
Claire Ulrich (Jury)
Tarek Amr (Jury)
Hosted by Zulfikar Abbany
Revolution on hold
Friday, May 4
11:15-12:15 a.m. – Stage 1
Isaac Mao (Jury)
Arash Abadpour (Jury)
Hosted by Kristin Zeier
Keynote: How Sharism is unleashing liberty
Friday, May 4
12:30-1:00 p.m. – Stage 1
Isaac Mao (Jury)
Keynote: The borders of the global village
Friday, May 4
1:00 -1:30 p.m. – Stage 1
Shahidul Alam (Jury)
What started as a “class reunion” of bloggers, Internet activists, and researchers has become Germany’s largest and most prominent conference on the future of our society and all things digital. re:publica attracts over 3,000 participants but has preserved an open and familiar atmosphere. re:publica is the quality conference with a festival feel.
Date2012-04-16 | 2:30
New look and programming at MIPTV
Deutsche Welle (DW) is in Cannes, France, this week for MIPTV. Our distribution executives will be speaking to partners and buyers about the new range of programming options that we have to offer as well as the recent changes that have taken place. We will also be showcasing the first conference stand that has integrated the new corporate identity.
If you are at MIPTV, stop by! We are at Booth 19.14 until April 4.
Date2012-04-02 | 12:49
TagsCannes, DW, Ecopia, MIP, MIPTV, programming, television, Transtel
DW to showcase its diversity at MIPTV
DW Transtel has announced its lineup for MIPTV 2012, adding a new HD title to its already thought-provoking range of programming. With multi-genre content ranging from current affairs, economics and politics to arts, culture, lifestyle and science, the new programming palette is tailored to today’s educated audience. DW will be presenting these titles and many more at MIPTV in Cannes from April 1-4.
“DW is very committed to sharing the European perspective to audiences around the world,” says Petra Schneider, DW’s Director of Distribution. “We do this by presenting the facts, explaining contexts and analyzing background information. With a focus on science, culture and education, we make sure that everything we produce is precise, relevant and easy to grasp.”
The high-quality content from DW Transtel is always presented in an entertaining way and developed with the viewers in mind. “Opinion leaders and the generally curious have always looked to DW for new insights and viewpoints from Europe that aren’t available from other sources,” added Schneider.
- Ecopia – Intelligent Building, Sustainable Living (3×30’) (HD), an innovative look at the urban landscape, presenting groundbreaking ideas from the areas of ecological architecture and urban development.
- Uncovered (7×30’), a compelling documentary series shows the secrets hiding beneath the surface. Where greed leads to the establishment of businesses that bend the law – or even break it.
- By the River, By the Water (8×30’), crossing climate zones and continents to show how rivers define the surrounding landscape as well as the people who live on their shores.
- Assignment X (7×30’), following scientists and researchers on a fundamental journey for knowledge. An adventure to unknown territories and to find answers and explanations.
- Let’s Do Business (6×30’), an entertaining look behind the scenes of the financial world. Real people with really unusual lives. It’s not about the numbers – it’s about the stories behind the numbers.
- Land of Loveliness (31×3’-5’), a travelogue featuring roving reporter Michael Wigge and his own particular brand of humor. Across the length and breadth of Germany to discover, and uncover, famous sites and best-kept secrets.
All programming is available in English, other languages are available dependent on title. For more information, visit DW Transtel at MIPTV, April 1-4, 2012 at Booth 19.14.
Date2012-03-29 | 9:54
TagsCannes, DW Transtel, Ecopia, HD, MIPTV, television, TV