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Market roundup: February 2013
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.
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.
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.
Date2013-02-06 | 6:16
Market roundup: August 2012
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.
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.
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.
Date2012-08-02 | 1:52
Baumhauer to highlight major changes at CANITEC
For the 12th year in a row, Deutsche Welle (DW) will be taking part in CANITEC in Acapulco, Mexico. DW’s Director of Strategy, Marketing and Distribution, Guido Baumhauer, will be attending the event and highlighting the major changes that DW has put in motion in 2012. DW has introduced a new channel featuring 20 hours of Spanish programming for Latin America and is continuing to focus on regional partnerships and coproductions to increase its presence in the region.
“We have also experienced a dramatic rise in our fan base in Latin America, where viewers are becoming more and more interested in our brand of pro-gramming – the European perspective of world issues and international trends,” says Baumhauer. “This all contributes to our recent success and increased viewership in Latin America.”
With Claves, DW is offering a new talk show that focuses on the special chal-lenges for Latin American countries in a globalized world. Hosted by Gonzalo Cáceres, this show is a collaboration with broadcasters throughout the region – like ARTV in Chile, SJRTV in Mexico and RTVC in Colombia. Baumhauer believes that this show in particular “really highlights DW’s successful partnerships and expansion in Latin America”.
DW has also created a good mix of experienced and young on-air personali-ties to bring life to the schedule – including Ana Plasencia, Carolina Chimoy and Paco Furio.
“We are especially looking forward to going to CANITEC to present our re-vamped new schedule and programming and our innovative new design,” says Baumhauer. “It has been very well received so far and we are sure that it will only add to our increased success in Latin America. We are excited about being able to receive direct feedback from viewers and partners alike.”
CANITEC is taking place in Acapulco, Mexico, from May 30 to June 1. Deutsche Welle will be participating as an exhibitor (Stand 102).
Date2012-05-30 | 12:28
TagsAcapulco, Canitec, Claves, DW, Latin America, Mexico, public broadcaster, regional programming, television
Market roundup: February 2012
OPMA in Mexico has agreed to take on 185 hours of programming from DW Transtel to enhance their lineup for a new channel that will be available nationwide via terrestrial satellite. The agreement will run two years and officials from OPMA are already interested in further programming from DW – especially by contributing to World Stories and working on the coproduction Claves.
A new partnership in Ghana is making it possible for MTN Ghana mobile subscribers to download and listen to Learning by Ear and other programming on their mobile handsets. All of the programming will be available in English and Hausa as on-demand content.
DW has a new partner in Pakistan in the politically-charged province of Pakhtoonkhwa, near the border to Afghanistan – with Nine Six International Radio Network. Nine Six will take on Urdu magazines from DW covering science, health, lifestyle and the environment. Nine Six has two studios in the Pakhtoonkhwa province and one in Islamabad.
Also in Pakistan, Smile FM 66.6 has started broadcasting news from DW in Islamabad. The young, local radio station is PEMRA-certified and will also include an Urdu teaser box on their website.
Ashiq Cable Network and Max-I Cable have signed agreements to include DW in their networks. The two cable partners in Lahore will broadcast DW’s all-English channel.
The Latvian station LTV7 started broadcasting five DW shows last month. From Monday through Friday, Euromaxx Highlights, Global 3000, Drive it, In Good Shape and Tomorrow Today will be shown in English. LTV7 is available throughout Latvia via digital satellite, Sirius Satellite, cable and several online platforms.
Date2012-02-09 | 6:57
Tagscoproduction, DW, euromaxx, Latvia, Mexico, Pakistan, partners, World Stories - International Reporters
DW taking flight in Latin America
Deutsche Welle (DW) will be expanding its Spanish television service for Latin America from two to 20 hours daily, starting February 6, 2012. The new lineup for viewers between Mexico and Tierra del Fuego is part of a comprehensive reform process designed to reposition DW in the international media landscape. The expansion of the program for Latin America will significantly increase DW’s presence there.
DW officially announced the changes at the World Economic Forum in Davos on January 26. Mexican President Felipe Calderón said: “It is great to have a partner like Deutsche Welle broadcasting for 20 hours in Spanish. It opens up new opportunities in Latin America. The program will be a bridge to Europe, and Germany in particular. DW has seen success in the competitive television market in Latin America from day one. Around 850 partners throughout the region have included DW programming in their lineups so far – and negotiations with other partners are currently under way.
The new Spanish program required a lot of hard work and restructuring. A big change is in store for Gonzalo Cáceres, who has been a host for Journal and Cuadriga for years. His new job will be to manage and host Claves with partners on location. including ARTV in Chile, SJRTV in Mexico and RTVC in Colombia. The new show will focus on the latest issues in Latin America.
DW will also be welcoming several new faces – among them, Silvia Cabrera. She will be hosting Berlin poltico and Journal. According to Cabrera, DW has a lot to gain in Latin America by setting itself apart as a reliable, objective source of information.
Another addition is Paco Furio. Not only will he be the new producer and host for sports on Journal, but he will also help manage the magazines Reporteros en el mundo, PopXtra and Europa semanal.
“German punctuality and reliability is something that you can count on,” says Carolina Chimoy. The daughter of a Peruvian diplomat will be hosting Journal as well as Reporteros el mundo dazu.
The new Spanish program for Latin America will also receive support from a completely redesigned website for Spanish-speaking users. In the future, the editorial team will be made up of more than 130 employees.
Date2012-02-01 | 2:18
TagsARTV, Chile, Claves, Colombia, Latin America, Mexico, Peru, RTVC, SJRTV, Spanish, television, TV