Market roundup: March 2014
DW’s New Media department is currently testing Disqus as a potential commentary tool for dw.de. Disqus is an online commentary platform that has already been successful on many other highly trafficked websites. The German and Arabic editorial offices at DW will be conducting trial runs with Disqus before it is fully implemented.
The complete programming line-up from DW (Europe) will be included as a live stream on the Spanish online platform Las Teles. The website attracts 2,7 million unique users every month and is visited around 300,000 times daily making it one of the top eight online platforms in Spain.
There is now an updated DW Android-App available for free download at the Google Play Store. This version is a forerunner to the upcoming DW App 2.0 which will replace all previous versions and provide an improved and modernized mobile user experience.
Antara, Indonesia’s national news agency, is now a DW partner. Antara’s online news portal will be including articles every day from DW in world news, sports, technology, business and German lifestyle as RSS feeds in Indonesian and English. All articles will include a tracking pixel which attributes each page view to DW. Antara is among the top 100 most visited websites in Indonesia.
TVMU (TV Muhammadiyah) is now a partner of DW’s Indonesian science magazine Inovator. TVMU is a new channel from the second-largest Islamic organization in Indonesia that is dedicated to social, charitable and educational activities. TVMU broadcasts nationwide via satellite and reaches a potential audience of 25 million.
Prime Cable Network, a cable station in northern Pakistan, is a new DW partner. Around 10,000 households in the Ghizer district can now receive DW’s English TV programming. The Ghizer district is a part of the geostrategically important Gilgit-Baltistan province located near India and China.
Date2014-03-07 | 2:00
DW delivers a new perspective on Ukraine
Since the beginning of the uprising against the government in Ukraine, DW has been providing comprehensive coverage both on location and in the background. Expanding on this is Geofaktor, a new TV magazine for Ukraine launched by DW on January 31. The 26-minute news program will be broadcast in Ukrainian once a week on the popular private broadcaster TVi based in Kiev.
Geofaktor will deliver European and German perspectives and reactions to the events in Ukraine along with coverage of political, social and economic issues that have relevance to daily life in the strained eastern European nation. The program is the newest element of DW’s widely expanded coverage of the pivotal social protests in Ukraine. Since the protests broke out, DW has been providing continuously updated reporting that is bolstered by extra correspondents sent to Kiev. The number of visits to DW’s online platforms in Ukrainian and Russian has skyrocketed in recent weeks, a sign that DW is providing those in affected regions with essential independent and accurate news coverage.
After its first broadcast on January 31, the program will be rebroadcast by TVi Saturday at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 12:00 p.m. Episodes can also be seen on-demand on DW’s Ukrainian website. The magazine will be anchored by Kristina Nikolaychuk, who has been with DW since 2004.The program is being produced in Bonn by members of DW’s Ukrainian editorial team. Geofaktor was previously broadcast only in Russian.
Date2014-02-11 | 12:10
Backstage at the Berlinale with DW
Every year in February a diverse collection of stars, producers and film enthusiasts from around the world flock to Germany’s capital of culture for the Berlinale film festival. The Berlinale is the world’s largest publically attended film festival and this year with over 400 films on the program, it may be hard to decide where to look first. Before you travel to Berlin, get some background and insight from DW and you’ll know where to enjoy the show.
DW is bringing the 64th Berlinale to a global audience in multiple languages including Spanish, Farsi, Turkish and Portuguese for Brazil. On television the festival is being covered daily on Journal in all languages and on every channel. Berlinale highlights from DW’s TV-magazines include an insightful overview from Arts 21 of what’s trending at this year’s festival and a look from Euromaxx at what makes Germany attractive for filmmakers.Three young DW trainees also produced a special feature showcasing 300 young filmmakers from around world with film at this year’s Berlinale. Check out the highlights from the project here. You can find more of DW’s Berlinale coverage on dw.de and in the Media Center.
Date2014-02-10 | 2:39
Will Sochi provide a fitting world stage for the Olympic Winter Games?
Sochi has already gotten some bad press, with many wondering if this edition will be tarnished. DW will be going in-depth to provide you a complete view of what is going on and what powers are at play. But don’t forget the athletes and the sports. DW is covering the 2014 Winter Olympic Games like never before with a combination of television and multimedia features that will take international audiences inside the action and behind the scenes with videos and commentary from Sochi. DW Sports will also cover German athletes who are in the spotlight as favorites on the world stage. Can the young skier Eric Frenzel win his first gold medal, after winning the Bronze in Vancouver? Will champion luger Felix Loch continue to dominate the track or be upset by the competition?
DW will keep you constantly updated online with multimedia websites in English, German, Spanish and Arabic. Additionally for audiences in India, Pakistan and Afghanistan DW has produced special olympic websites in Bengali, Urdu, Dari and Pashto. DW also will be bringing together all of the news and results everyday with TV reports alongside in-depth specials that explore the wider social, cultural and technological issues surrounding the Olympics on Euromaxx and Tomorrow Today.
Date2014-02-08 | 11:54
Market roundup: February 2014
A selection of educational programming from DW Transtel was purchased by Channel ED, a new knowledge and education channel based in South Africa. Channel ED was launched in December 2013 and is produced in Johannesburg at Urban Brew Studios. The channel is a part of a programming package offered by the Pan-African digital satellite broadcaster DStv, which is operated by the South African digital media company, MultiChoice. Channel ED targets young adults and will broadcast to 49 countries throughout Africa.
The Pakistani business news channel Business Plus has just purchased an extensive programming package from DW Transtel. The channel has also carried the popular DW format Euromaxx since November 2013. Starting in 2014, Business Plus will be broadcasting nationwide 50 hours of DW Transtel’s travel and culture programming. Around 12 million households in Pakistan have access to the channel.
DW has also added three new partners in the Baltistan region of northern Pakistan. New Rakaposhi, Garden Cable Network and Shaheen Cable Network provide television service to around 10,000 households in the city of Gilgit. The Pakistani channel Zaiqa TV will also be broadcasting DW’s lifestyle and fitness program In Good Shape via satellite to a potential audience of 12 million households.
DW has a new TV partner in Peru. Since October 2013, RPP TV, the news and information channel from Gruppo RPP has been broadcasting DW’s En forma, Claves, Enlaces and Reporteros en el mundo. Around 1 million subscribers of the Pay-TV service, Moviestar TV currently pick up RPP TV. The channel will also be available via terrestrial television until the end of 2014, which should considerably increase the exposure of DW (Latinoamérica) to potential audiences in Peru.
The mobile livestream from DW (Europe) is now available in the Republic of Moldova on the country’s leading mobile carrier, Orange Moldova. Since the end of 2013 content from DW (Europe) can be uploaded on iOS and Android mobile devices with the Orange TV App. DW is also available on Orange Moldova’s television news package and online at tv.orange.md.
The complete video archives from DW in German, English and Spanish can now be accessed on Google devices via a Smart-TV App.
Date2014-02-05 | 12:12
TagsDW (Latinoamerica), DW Transtel, In Good Shape, Market roundup, Moldova, Pakistan, Peru, South Africa