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Market roundup: May 2015

Middle East

The largest cable television provider in Israel, HOT, is a new DW broadcasting partner and is including the flagship channel DW in its basic programming package. The partnership marks DW’s first major appearance on the Israeli television market. DW is available in a news package next to major international news brands such as the BBC, Sky News, Fox News, France 24, Euronews, CCTV1 and NHK World. Along with over 800,000 cable subscribers, HOT also provides Internet and telephone services for a combined 1,3 million households. Around 200 national and international channels are provided by HOT, including many exclusive channels that aren’t available with the competing Israeli provider YES.

Asia

DW’s flagship English channel is now available on IPTV and Satellite in India via Airtel, a major global telecommunications company based in Delhi. DW is included in Airtel’s IPTV basic service package and is also with six DTH satellite programming packages. Airtel operates in 20 countries in South Asia and Africa and is the largest mobile operator in South Asia. Through this new partnership, DW has the potential to reach an audience of 4 million viewers in India.

DW’s Mongolian partner MNBC is now broadcasting DW in German via a DVB-T2 signal. MNBC is the first provider of second-generation digital broadcasting in Mongolian and services the capital city Ulaanbaatar with local and international channels on pay TV.

DW is now broadcasting digitally in Afghanistan via the digital service OQAAB. The contract allows for the broadcast of DW’s complete program.

Latin America

DW (Latinoamérica) is now available on IPTV in Mexico via the pay TV provider AXTEL. AXTEL currently has 90,000 subscribers in Mexico’s largest cities including Mexico City, Cuidad Juarez, Monterrey, and Puebla. The Spanish-language programming from DW (Latinoamérica) is included in the ULTRA programming package.

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2015-05-04 | 2:06

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Market roundup: September 2014

Latin America

DW has a new programming partner in Mexico. Since July, OPMA, has been broadcasting multiple DW programs every week on its flagship educational station, Canal 30. Global 3000, Enlaces, Europa en concierto, En Forma and Claves are among the programs that have been included. The cooperation is the result of successful negotiations with the Director General of OPMA, Armando Carillo Lavat, during this year’s Global Media Forum. Canal 30 is available nationwide in Mexico via major infrastructure providers like SKY and Cablevisión and can be received by an audience of over 80 million. Since it was founded in 2010, OPMA has been involved with DW and to date has acquired more than 500 programming hours from the DW- Transtel portfolio.

Africa

DW has expanded on multiple partnerships in Nigeria. The pay TV provider CONSAT is including DW in its basic programming package. The newly-founded provider is a part of the media group, Continental Broadcasting Service, based in Lagos. The group’s terrestrial broadcaster, TV Continental, is already a DW partner. On the radio, Brila FM, is acquiring  sports news from DW Hausa for its new station in Kaduna. Brila’s soccer website also includes an English news feed from DW covering Bundesliga and other sports news. Also on the air are multiple DW magazines in English and Hausa being broadcast by Unity FM in Jos, a private station founded in 2013.

Asia

DW has a new IPTV and cable partner in Jakarta, Indonesia. Mora Quatro Multimedia (MQM) is now carrying DW in all five of its programming packages. MQM provides digital cable service to the Tangerang area and is available via IPTV nationwide in Indonesia. DW is also available to subscribers via a mobile TV app and is estimated to reach 10,000 subscribers by the end of the year.

Video on demand from DW is now available on Networkplay Media, a video portal from India that provides video to over 1,000 online publications.

Date

2014-09-02 | 1:27

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Market roundup: June 2013

Latin America
Mexiquense TV, the public broadcaster for the Mexican state of México, is now featuring the DW programs Enclaces and Reporteros en el Mundo as a part of its lineup. Mexiquense, also known as Canal 34 by locals, is a part of the nationwide broadcasting network La Red and already includes the DW journals En Forma and Prism as a part of its programming. Together with the new formats you can find DW programming in 15 time slots every week. Canal 34 is also available in México on cable and DTH providers bringing DW programming to a potential audience of 40 million.

DW has signed a strategic partnership with Lanacion.com in Argentina, providing content to the most visited website in Argentina.

Africa
DW is expanding its cooperation with the Sahara Media Group, one of Tanzania’s leading media groups. DW’s English program is now available as part of the group’s digital-terrestrial television program “Continental”. The Sahara Media Group also includes Radio Free Africa and Star TV – both of which have been long-time DW partners. According to DW’s research, 43 percent of the Kiswahili target audience listens to Radio Free Africa and 10 percent lists Star TV as their primary source of information.

DW has signed its first partner in Chad with Radio FM Liberté. The station will be incorporating DW’s French radio programming into its lineup.

Europe
After a two-year hiatus, you can once again watch DW programming in Hungary. The popular shows Tomorrow Today, Euromaxx and Arts.21 will be broadcast on channels M1 and M2 of the public broadcaster, MTVA. MTVA is also a partner of the DW series World Stories. All DW programming is being dubbed into Hungarian for broadcast.

In the context of a joint project with DW’s Russian premium partner, Newsru.com, a DW-Widget will be built into the website. It will display seven of the latest and most popular articles from dw.de/russian.

Online
What happens off-camera at Journal? What does Learning by Ear do so well and what challenges are overcome by DWAkademie? For four weeks now, DW users and employees alike have gone online at dw.de/mydw and clicked their way through the numerous departments in Bonn or Berlin to learn more about the work that is being done by DW professionals. With 360, DW is offering fans around the world an inside look at how producers, trainers, project and department managers all overcome challenges every day to create programming and run projects. The online special is available in German, English and Spanish.

Notes
DW’s Distribution Department in cooperation with International Marketing has organized four workshops at the 2013 Global Media Forum. On June 17, there will be a panel on the growth potential of Pay TV and the teaching of values in Latin America. The following day, there will be two panels focusing on the economic growth in the Asian media industry and the challenges for free speech and freedom of the press. High ranking CEO’s and regional media representatives promise to provide an exciting presentation and discussion.

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2013-06-13 | 1:57

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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.

 

Date

2013-02-06 | 6:16

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Market roundup: August 2012

America
OPMA in Mexico has expanded its partnership with DW by including another 200 hours of programming from DW Transtel. OPMA has been a DW partner since the end of 2011 and is broadcast nationwide.

Programming from DW Transtel was also picked up by Mexico’s Green TV. The cable channel agreed to a deal with 100 hours of programming. The channel focuses on environmental issues and therefore was interested in programming like DW’s Global Ideas.

Online
The DW Media Center continues to expand – now including programming in both Russian and Farsi. The Media Center is now offered in six languages and is planning on expanding that to 14 within the next few months.
Asia
DW is now available on Skynet in Myanmar. The DTH provider just started broadcasting this past February and will include DW’s English feed. Skynet is available nationwide and offers telephone and Internet services in addition to television.

DW has a new online partner in Indonesia with Okezone. The new online portal is a subsidiary of cable giant Indovision and is available to approximately 1 million users. Also in Indonesia, DW’s English channel is now available in the satellite package from Topas TV. The up-and-coming network is looking to add 500,000 subscribers in the next three years.

Date

2012-08-02 | 1:52

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