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Market roundup: October 2017


Covering the 2017 German Federal Election from September 20 to 26, DW worked with 36 partners from around the world in English, Arabic and Spanish. Televising a total of 116 segments in cooperation with broadcasting partners, DW was able to provide comprehensive reporting on the German election to audiences around the world.

Partners included NewsX, one of India’s largest news broadcasters, Joy News in Ghana, the Australian public broadcaster ABC and the pan-Latin American broadcaster based in Colombia, NTN24.


DW is available on Thailand’s largest mobile provider AIS (Advanced Info Service) on the IPTV service AIS-HomePlus. The new partnership brings DW’s English-language programming to a combined 1.7 million subscribers. DW also has a new partner in Lahore, Pakistan. The cable station Max-1 is broadcasting DW’s English-language TV to 18,000 households in Lahore’s business district and education centers.

DW’s English-language channel is now available on the popular South Korean OTT box Nosegay. Vietnamese partner HTS-TMS extended its partnership with DW and acquired DW in HD.


2017-10-18 | 6:44



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The 2017 German elections start on DW

The world is watching the 2017 German elections as the decisions made in Berlin are getting more and more attention from the rest of Europe and the world. But for many international observers, the issues driving the elections are unclear. In the run-up to the elections in September, DW is providing clear and comprehensive coverage of the election online and on DW’s global TV channels under the banner #GermanyDecides.

Combining the reach of television with the interaction of social media, DW lets the audience dive into the debate and open up complicated issues for discussion. These are important social issues that are influencing voters like refugees and immigration and the rise of terror in Europe. And the big question is if Angela Merkel will remain Chancellor of Germany.

On Germany Decides – Meet the candidates, DW editor-in-chief Ines Pohl and talk show host Jaafar Abdul Karim will interview the seven top candidates from Germany’s main parliamentary parties: the CDU, CSU, SPD, Die Grünen, Die Linke, FDP and AfD.

For the first edition, Sahra Wagenknecht came on the show. Co-leader and candidate from the largest opposition party in the Bundestag, Die Linke, Wagenknecht often provides alternative and outspoken viewpoints on important political issues.

Another special series, #GermanyDecides: On the road to the elections sends DW reporters Nina Haase and Sumi Somaskanda are travelling each week to six German cities to find out what matters most to Germans ahead of the elections in September.

Visiting Dresden, the Bavarian town of Wegscheid, Stuttgart, Cologne, Bremen and Berlin, at each stop they will ask people about big issues important to the region. In Bavaria the focus is on the migration crisis, in Dresden it is right-wing extremism, in Cologne they will ask about migration. By asking the people what matters they will put their finger on the pulse of the electorate.

The first edition of Germany Decides -Meet the candidates will appear on DW June 30 at 6:30 p.m. UTC and is being broadcast in English, German, Spanish and Arabic.

Follow DW’s 2017 German election coverage on Twitter at #GermanyDecides .


2017-06-29 | 2:47



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