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DW dives into DISCOP

This week, DW is showcasing its wide range of programming options at DISCOP Africa in Johannesburg. The conference is billed as the “No. 1 event dedicated to the commerce, the production and the distribution of multiscreen, television content across Africa.”

DW will showcase its 24-hour English-to-Africa channel as well as DW’s switch to a SES-5 satellite transmission, which makes DW programming available for free, direct-to-home. The lineup of documentaries available through Transtel will also be presented. Discop Africa takes place from October 31 to November 1.


2012-10-31 | 9:42



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Market roundup: July 2012


DW has found a new partner for World Stories with the South Africa based project Africa Report. The Dutch NGO Media for Business Development Foundation (MBDF) started Africa Report in 2009. MBDF supports the development of the private sector in African countries and the TV program Africa Report inspires its viewers with the success stories from African businesses.


The leading Russian pay TV channel Tricolor TV is now including DW in its “Optimum” package. The new DW partner has more than 30 million cable subscribers and is the largest satellite TV provider in Russia. The British market research firm HIS Screen Digest states that Tricolor is the fastest growing DTH service in Europe and in the top three worldwide (along with Dish TV and Sun Direct).

Another partnership in Russia was added just last week during the Global Media Forum in Bonn. Chetvertyi kanal (Channel 4) will begin integrating the program “Europe in Concert” into its lineup.


The most important cable providers in Bolivia is now integrating two DW channels in its network. COTEL has picked up the Spanish and German language DW channels as part of its basic package and is thereby providing viewers in the capitol city of La Paz with DW programming around the clock.


Following the launch of in February, DW has also relaunched its website for mobile users at The site is optimized for mobile handsets and smartphones and is available in 30 languages.


2012-07-03 | 8:55



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