Market roundup: March 2013
Last week, DW’s distribution team was present at the Andina Link trade show in Cartagena, Colombia. DW (Latinoamerica), DW’s Spanish-language channel for the region, was well-received and DW was able to win several new partners in the region. Andina Link is one of the most important trade shows in Latin America, bringing together technology, broadband and cable TV.
DW continues to expand the reach for its language courses with a new partnership in the United States. DW is now offering a new content box on the website of the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG). The AATG has approximately 5,000 members and is one of the largest associations of its kind worldwide. The content box will feature three language courses with links to learning content.
DW’s distribution team has seen a lot of success in Kenya over the last month with a range of new partnerships. In addition to the Standard Group, which has taken on radio and TV programming, DW is now working with the Wanachi Group to provide radio programming to listeners in South-Saharan Africa. The Wanachi Group offers radio and TV direct-to-home and via cable. DW’s English television channel has been available on Zuku TV since 2009.
DW’s Indonesian science and technology show, Inovator, has been included in the lineup from Televici Edukasi, which provides educational programming to more than 41,000 shools and universities in Indonesia.
Date2013-03-04 | 1:56
DW celebrates 50 years of quality journalism in Kiswahili
For half a century, DW has been broadcasting reliable news and information in Kiswahili to listeners in Eastern Africa and the Great Lakes region. DW celebrated this anniversary today with an event in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, by bringing opinion leaders together for a discussion on “Knowledge and Awareness through Media”. Keynotes were held by the German Ambassador, Klaus-Peter Brandes and Andrea Schmidt, head of DW’s Kiswahili Service.
“The majority of our listeners live here in Tanzania so it was an obvious choice for our celebration,” said Andrea Schmidt. “For the last 50 years, DW has been committed to providing balanced news and reliable information, offering people in East Africa insights and detailed analysis on the issues that matter most.”
The panel discussion at the event was organized with the help of GIZ in Dar es Salaam and moderated by DW’s Mohammed Khelef. Participants included distinguished Tanzanian media professionals likeAssah Andrew Mwambene (Director of Tanzania Information Services / Maelezo), Mohamed Abdulrahman (DW), Jenerali Ulimwengu (journalist), Valerie Msoka (Director of TAMWA) and Maggid Mjengwa (social media expert).
DW’s Kiswahili Service broadcasts daily three hours to East Africa and the Great Lakes region. By working with partner stations throughout the region, DW is able to provide listeners via FM balanced coverage of what is going on in the world in general and in Africa in particular. To provide this international perspective, a team of journalists from five African countries works together with a network of correspondents. Kiswahili programming is one of the most popular that DW offers. DW has integrated award-winning educational content with Learning by Ear and a huge variety of features covering health, human rights, environment, women and development, youth and lifestyle and culture.
Date2013-02-22 | 2:52
New content and platforms on display in Singapore
DW representatives are in Singapore this week for the Asia TV Forum (ATF). Along with promoting television content from DW Transtel, DW will also be highlighting the launch of its new presence on Mediapeers (content.dw-transtel.de). The mediapeers exchange allows distributors of audiovisual content to manage, showcase, license, distribute and bill their programs to professional buyers worldwide, including TV channels, home video distributors, cable operators, VoD services, airlines, websites and publishing houses.
Art Beats is among the DW Transtel content that is being highlighted in Singapore. It’s a series that celebrates the unsung heroes of culture; street musicians and graffiti artists, samba and tango virtuosos, masters of caricature and satire and their power to unite nations and peoples.
ATF continues until December 7. DW is at stand F14.
Date2012-12-04 | 1:34
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.
Date2012-10-31 | 9:42
DW Transtel at MIPCOM 2012
DW Transtel will be covering a vibrant spectrum at this year’s MIPCOM with new shows like The Allure of Nature, Art Beats and Beyond Progress, as well as a range of new episodes from favorites like Ecopia and Struggle for Survival.
“Our strength has always been in the areas of documentaries, infotainment and European culture – and we continue to find different ways to inspire and capture the imagination of our audiences worldwide,” said Petra Schneider, DW’s Director of Distribution. “Our viewers may have different backgrounds, lifestyles and interests, but what they have in common is a need for interesting, new insights and viewpoints not available from other sources.”
New programming titles
- The Allure of Nature casts a spotlight on the breathtaking images of nature from the most unusual perspectives. The color and texture of the natural world is captured from unexpected angles to reveal not only its beauty but also the power it wields.
- Beyond Progress casts a critical light on the scientific and techno-logical achievements of our time and discusses their ecological, eco-nomic and ethical impact and questions the value and price of those achievements.
- Art Beats celebrates the unsung heroes of culture; street musicians and graffiti artists, samba and tango virtuosos, masters of caricature and satire and their power to unite nations and peoples.
For more information, visit us at Booth 19.14. at MIPCOM 2012 from October 8-11.
Date2012-10-07 | 10:07