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Market roundup: July 2016
Over 100 hours of high-quality documentary content from DW Transtel have been acquired by the Chinese educational video program supplier “Wuhan Yuanlai Educational“, which provides video on-demand for universities and schools across the nation. Now millions of students in China can easily download general knowledge and cultural documentaries from DW Transtel. The English and German-language programming will be provided with subtitles in Mandarin Chinese.
DW’s automotive program Drive it! is being now carried by the Indonesian pay TV network K-Vision. The program will be shown with Indonesian subtitles on the “Otomotif” channel, which reaches 450,000 households across the country.
DW is now broadcasting its English channel live on YouTube, thereby becoming one of the first international news channels to make use of this feature.
Online articles in English from dw.com are now being included amongst a wide variety of content from quality international news and information outlets on RealClearWorld. The news website from the USA features coverage, opinion and analysis of current events from around the world. It attracts 5.9 million unique visitors every month.
A consortium of international broadcasters recently met at DW’s headquarters in Bonn to discuss internet censorship. The DG 7 Internet Freedom Group brought together experts from the BBC, BBG, FMM, RNW and DW for two days to exchange ideas and discuss the importance of freedom of information online.
Date2016-07-19 | 5:14
TagsBBC, BBG, DG 7, Drive it!, DW, DW Transtel, FMM, K-Vision, Nemtsova.Interview, NewsOne, RealClearWorld, RNW, Webcom PTV, Wuhan Yuanlai Educational
Finding allies in the cat and mouse game of censorship in Iran
In places where media freedom is guaranteed, censorship isn’t given a second thought. In places like Iran, people confront it every day. On television, newspapers, radio and online censorship in Iran is everywhere. There is a war of information in Iran with propaganda adding to the oppression of free information. People try and find information on the one side, and the government tries to stop it on the other.
In Iran, DW’s online content in Farsi has seen huge leaps in usage since Iranian authorities clamped down on the Iranian internet. By using circumvention techniques like Psiphon, DW has been able to provide people in Iran with unbiased news coverage. But it is a game of cat and mouse , and the rules change constantly. What worked a year ago often has to be changed. DW keeps up with the latest technology and has many partners with the same goal.
DW is joined by a group of international broadcasters known as the DG 7, which includes the BBC and France Médias Monde that meet and work together regularly to create solutions together and keep up with fighting censorship around the world.
Joining a plenary discussion on censorship at this year’s Global Media Forum is the Iranian journalist Arash Sigarchi. He is now Web Manager of Voice of America (Persian) in the USA. He was imprisoned for three years in Iran for using a blog and telephone interviews to try and get around government censorship. Now Sigarchi says that new possibilities of social media give people many ways to freely share information. This and the consistent effort of international broadcasters like DW to get through to people all over the world, can help ensure the future is built on truth.
Date2016-06-13 | 8:30
TagsArash Sigarchi, BBC, censorship, DG 7, DW Persian, France Médias Monde, Global Media Forum, Iran, Psiphon, Voice of America
Market roundup: November 2014
DW has expanded cooperation with Microsoft. Full-text DW articles in 12 languages now complement the rich variety of news content available on msn.com, Microsoft’s global news and information platform. The expansion to msn.com is an improvement on DW’s current cooperation with Microsoft’s Bing News; with better website functionality featuring prominent links to DW online content and advertising potential via a free promo banner that can be adapted to target languages.
Online articles from DW English are now being included on “The Most”, a new online news aggregator developed by The Washington Post. The platform aims to improve user experience with online news by “gathering the most engaging stories from a broad array of top news sources.” The Washington Post boasts 30 million visitors to its website each month.
DW was among a group of international broadcasters meeting in Paris this month to discuss issues surrounding internet censorship. Participants shared ideas on using censorship circumvention systems and discussed possibilities for closer cooperation. Broadcasters at the meeting included VoA, RFA, BBC, RFI, France24 and RNW.
DW is working in cooperation with Fraunhofer IAIS, dpa-inforcom and Neofonie on an innovation project called News-Stream 3.0, which will aggregate big data for journalists. The project develops software tools which make thousands of content sources easy to iuentify and use in newsrooms.
DW content will now be available on Amazon Fire TV and Smart TVs after a new agreement with the Opera Store. Video-on-demand content in German, English, Spanish and Arabic will now be available on over 300 TV models and BluRay Players.
DW has a new partner in the Philippines. The IPTV provider SKYTEL will include DW’s flagship English channel, DW, in its programming package. Skytel began operations at the beginning of October and in its first year plans to reach 100,000 subscribers in the Quezon City/Manila metropolitan area.
DW has a new cable TV partner in Pakistan. OK Cable Network, located in the northern city of Nowshera, will deliver DW to around 10,000 households in the region.
Audionow, a leading “call-to-listen” platform in the USA now features DW audio content in English, French, Hausa, Kiswahili, Portuguese and Amharic. Users access content with a telephone by calling a language-specific number. The service aims to provide diaspora communities with radio news covering their home countries in their native languages.
DW will now be cooperating closely with the Ukrainian international broadcaster, UTR, after a memorandum of understanding was arranged between the directors of both broadcasters. Media training seminars provided in cooperation with DW Akademie are already in planning. DW also plans to lend technical expertise and provide video content to UTR in English, Russian and Ukrainian. Additionally, UTR has expressed interest in acquiring journalistic content from DW. UTR was founded 12 years ago and focuses primarily on television production.
DW has a new Russian-language broadcasting partner based in Israel. Channel 9 broadcasts programming to Russian-speaking audiences in Israel via cable and satellite in Germany, North America and Australia.Also called Israel Plus, Channel 9 will now be broadcasting DW cultural programs Arts.21 and Euromaxx Highlights along with the science and environment formats Tomorrow Today and Global 3000. Online news and articles from DW are also to be included on the new partner’s website. Channel 9 reaches the largest Russian-speaking television audience outside of Russia.
Date2014-11-06 | 9:43
TagsAmazon Fire, Audionow, BBC, Bing News, Channel 9, DW English, DW-AKADEMIE, France24, Israel Plus, Market roundup, Microsoft, Opera Store, RFA, RFI, RNW, Russian, SKYTEL, The Most, The Washington Post, UTR, VoA
Market roundup: January 2013
DW has added to its range of mobile content in China by making “Jojo sucht das Glück” available on the Tudou Video app. The app provides smartphone users in China with video content and has been one of the most popular since its introduction to the Chinese market in 2010. “Jojo” is DW’s award-winning soap opera for those looking to learn German.
With Congeco, DW has added a new television partner in Ontario, Canada. The cable provider has included the German-language television channel in its line-up and offering it as part of a German package for viewers throughout Ontario and Quebec. DW (Amerika) was also added by six networks that are part of the Canadian Cable Systems Alliance (CCSA) – making it even more readily available to viewers in Ontario.
DW has expanded its cooperation with HRT. Croatian’s national TV station is integrating several new programs from DW into its lineup, including Global 3000, Tomorrow Today and Europe in Concert. In addition, HRT will start contributing to the DW series World Stories.
DW has been lined up with other international broadcasters like BBC and Al Jazeera on Soundcloud’s World News section. DW has seen a lot of success over the past year on Soundcloud, which some have dubbed “YouTube for audio”. With the new categorization, DW’s English audio content will be even easier to find and listen to.
The DW Media Center has been expanded to offer programming in additional three languages: Bosnian, Serbian and Croatian.
Date2013-01-02 | 12:34