DW involved in new environmental media project
China Business Network (CBN) launched a new media project dedicated to the topic of sustainability earlier this week: The Future We Want. Along with work from BBC Worldwide, CNN, TV5MONDE and Sky News, it will include five reports from DW’s Global Ideas multimedia series, which showcases projects from around the world geared towards promoting climate protection. A three-hour live TV show will be broadcast on CBN on December 31. It will also air a 24-hour video live stream on the topic in cooperation with online partners YouKu and BestTV. CBN belongs to the Shanghai Media Group and reaches an estimated audience of over 600 million viewers in China and beyond.
Date2012-12-14 | 11:07
Market roundup: December 2012
DW programming is now available on Xunlei-Kankan, one of the largest online video platforms in China. The platform has integrated clips from the magazines Global Ideas and Future Now, which have been translated into Chinese, as well as clips in English from shows like Arts.21, Discover Germany, Global 3000, In Good Shape, Made in Germany, Euromaxx, Drive It! und Tomorrow Today. Xunlei-Kankan has more than 260 million users.
In Pakistan, DW content is now available on smartphones via UFone. The provider now offers its more than 2 million mobile customers DW’s English television program.
Learning by Ear is now available for mobile users in Afghanistan with Afghan Wireless (AWCC). The mobile provider has more than 4 million subscribers throughout Afghanistan and is offering the series as content via its interactive voice response (IVR) system.
DW has acquired another partner for its Spanish television channel in Latin America with Claro Peru. The second-largest television station in Peru will now include DW (Latinoamérica) in its digital TV package. Claro is part of the América Móvil group – the leading telecommunications provider in Latin America with more than 300 million customers.
Africa / Middle East
Shahid.net and DU are now featuring content from DW (Arabia) in their programming lineup. The two IPTV platforms are new to the media landscape in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
English episodes of Learning by Ear are now available on Vodafone Ghana. By working with Yassu, the Learning by Ear content will be available on all mobile phones as audio on demand.
Date2012-12-03 | 3:08
New programming for Russia
DW has made further progress in the development of programming for Russia with its new television magazine “Geofactor”. DW’s Russian editorial team is responsible for producing the new show that will be broadcast every Saturday on Expert-TV.
The weekly magazine is 15 minutes long and was premiered on November 3. It covers politics and business, with a focus on the relationship between Russia, Germany and the rest of the European Union. Content comes from existing DW material and new content developed explicitly for “Geofactor” viewers.
Expert-TV reaches around 19 million viewers throughout Russia.
Date2012-11-16 | 12:43
New television magazine in Bulgaria
DW is continuing ist expansion into the television market in central and southeastern Europe with its latest show “Evropa na Fokus” in Bulgaria. The 20-minute news magazine will be broadcast nationwide on BNT and is based on content from DW’s European Journal, Made in Germany, People and Politics and Arts.21. The show is being hosted by Yordanka Yordanova.
Following Polish, Romanian, Albanian, Croatian, Bosnian, Macedonian, Turkish and Serbian editions, the Bulgarian show is DW’s ninth to be produced in its Bonn studios for the central and southeastern Europe target area.
Date2012-11-09 | 9:22
Market roundup: November 2012
DW’s Distribution team continued its successful year in Latin America at Jornadas in Buenos Aires. With the new Spanish-language channel DW (Latinoamérica), DW representatives were able to work out agreements with more than 20 new partners from Argentina, Uruguay and Peru. The channel has been airing since February and is tailored to the Latin American market.
Metro TV is the first partner in Indonesia to be included in the DW series World Stories. Metro TV is a nationwide news channel that was launched 2000. Metro is broadcast from Jakarta with a network of 53 regional stations and reaches more than 3 million viewers throughout Indonesia. It is also available via cable and DTH. Metro has been broadcasting DW television programming since 2001.
Also in Indonesia, Banten TV has become the fifth partner to include the new DW series Inovator into its lineup.
News feeds from DW will be integrated into the next generation of Lumia smartphones from Nokia that have Windows Phone 7 and 8. The news feeds will be pre-installed on the Reading app and available in English, German and Russian.
Date2012-11-05 | 9:42