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Market roundup: April 2014

Russia

Europe

DW and the Russian search engine Rambler.ru have expanded their ongoing cooperation. Rambler, one of the Russia’s top three most popular web portals and a longtime DW premium partner, now includes a selection of news teasers from DW’s Russian website on its news platform. In March the links drew around 600,000 visits to DW’s Russian website in two days.

A compact web version of DW’s Russian news magazine Geofaktor has also been well received by Russian-speaking audiences. The 10-minute online format was recently created as a response to the increased demand for information in regions affected by the current political and social tension between Russia and Ukraine. It took only three days for the format to go from concept to reality– an excellent cooperative achievement for DW’s editorial, distribution and multimedia departments. The modified Geofaktor receives between 30,000 and 100,000 views every day.

Asia

The Indonesian DTH provider BiG TV is now broadcasting DW around the clock. The English language channel from DW is included in each of BiG TV’s five basic programming packages. The provider bundles 177 channels from all over the world and broadcasts them via satellite to subscribers everywhere in Indonesia. In the next two years, the company estimates it will reach 300,000 subscribers.

Noor Communications from Lahore, Pakistan is a new DW partner. Located in Pakistan’s second largest city, the station provides around 55,000 households with DW’s English TV programming.

 

 

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2014-04-01 | 12:17

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Market roundup: March 2014

Online

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.

Asia

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.

 

 

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2014-03-07 | 2:00

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Market roundup: February 2013

Latin America
Major developments in Mexico, where the culture TV channel ARTVC will be integrating several DW programs into its lineup, including Euromaxx, Enlaces, Visión Futuro, Reporteros en el mundo. ARTVC reaches around 5 million subscribers. In addition, public broadcasters in the states of Mexico (Sistema Mexiquensa de Radio y Televisión), Morelia (Sistema Michoacano de Radio y Telvisión) and Hidalgo (Radio y Televisión de Hidalgo) will be broadcasting DW’s Spanish program – DW (Latnoamérica), making it available to around 45 million potential viewers.

DW also has a new partner in Bolivia with the cable provider Sistema de Radio y Televisión Agüaragüe. This new partnership will make DW (Latinoamérica) available in Tarija, in the southern part of the country.

Online
The DW Media Center has expanded with four new languages – including Chinese, Hindi, Kiswahili and Turkish. The DW Media Center offers users direct access to pictures, audio and video material from DW.

Asia
Afghan TV is now a partner for DW in Pakistan and Afghanistan. The station is based in Islamabad and broadcasts to Afghanistan as well as for the around 1.5 million Afghani immigrants living in Pakistan. Along with programming in Dari and Pashtu, Afghan TV will also be broadcasting a selection of DW programming in English.

DW is now available nationwide in New Zealand, due to a change in operations from a trusted partner. Triangle TV is becoming Face TV and is now part of Sky TV via the Optus D1 satellite. Face TV will be available in around 175,000 households in New Zealand and will be integrating several hours of DW programming into its lineup.   Elshinta Televisi, a private television station in Jakarta, has begun broadcasting Drive It! As well as the Indonesian TV program Inovator. Along with terrestrial satellite, Elshinta TV is also available via cable and IPTV.

 

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2013-02-06 | 6:16

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Market roundup: November 2012

Latin America

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.

Asia

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.

Mobile

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.

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2012-11-05 | 9:42

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Market roundup: October 2012

Europe

DW has created a platform for German-Turkish dialogue with Buluşma Noktası. The bilingual (German and Turkish) online specials will showcase how the two cultures are in constant exchange and dialogue. In the spotlight will be four culturally active individuals from Berlin and Istanbul – including the author and artist Werner Felten, journalist Sirin Manolya Sak, author Ahmet Tulgar and photographer Jochen Proehl. For six weeks, these individuals will be posting their views and opinions in a German and Turkish language blog.

 

Asia

DW has signed two new partners for Learning by Ear in Afghanistan. Radio Sabawoon and Radio Zindagi broadcast to the highly-populated and politically relevant provinces of Helmland and Herat. They join the existing partners Radio Ariana, Radio Nawa, the Afghan Independent Radio Association and Radio Amozgar as Learning by Ear partners.

DW gas been added to 15 new cable stations in Pakistan – including several in Islamabad, Lahore and Bahawalpur. The new cable stations reach a total of more than 270,000 households. There are now 262 cable partners that are including DW’s English program in their television lineup.

DW has also added a new television partner in Indonesia with the recently launched DTH provider PentaVision. The new pay TV provider will offer more than 50 channels in English and Bahasa and provide programming to viewers throughout Indonesia via the IPSTAR satellite. PentaVision is looking to expand to include 450,000 subscribers in the next three years.

Global

Deutsche Welle has signed an agreement with the United Nations expanding the partnership that was established five years ago. The agreement enables DW to supplement its television programming with materials from UN-produced documentaries. DW welcomes this as a way of enriching its internationally-focused television series like World Stories and Global 3000 with new perspectives and high-quality reporting from around the world.

Date

2012-10-10 | 12:51

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