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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
Market roundup: July 2012
DW has found a new partner for World Stories with the South Africa based project Africa Report. The Dutch NGO Media for Business Development Foundation (MBDF) started Africa Report in 2009. MBDF supports the development of the private sector in African countries and the TV program Africa Report inspires its viewers with the success stories from African businesses.
The leading Russian pay TV channel Tricolor TV is now including DW in its “Optimum” package. The new DW partner has more than 30 million cable subscribers and is the largest satellite TV provider in Russia. The British market research firm HIS Screen Digest states that Tricolor is the fastest growing DTH service in Europe and in the top three worldwide (along with Dish TV and Sun Direct).
Another partnership in Russia was added just last week during the Global Media Forum in Bonn. Chetvertyi kanal (Channel 4) will begin integrating the program “Europe in Concert” into its lineup.
The most important cable providers in Bolivia is now integrating two DW channels in its network. COTEL has picked up the Spanish and German language DW channels as part of its basic package and is thereby providing viewers in the capitol city of La Paz with DW programming around the clock.
Following the launch of dw.de in February, DW has also relaunched its website for mobile users at m.dw.de. The site is optimized for mobile handsets and smartphones and is available in 30 languages.
Date2012-07-03 | 8:55
Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum starts Monday
From June 25-27, the Deutsche Welle Global Media Foru will once again bring attention to the issues that are relevant in today’s global society. This year’s focus will be on “Culture. Education. Media – Shaping a sustainable world”. DW anticipates that about 1,800 participants from 100 nations will attend the conference at the World Conference Center in Bonn. In more than 50 panel discussions and workshops they will discuss subjects such as the right to education, cultural diversity, political culture, global ethics and intercultural dialog, sustainability and new methods of learning.
German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle is taking part in the fifth edition of the three-day conference. On Tuesday, June 26, he will stalk about “Shaping globalization together: Deepening dialogues and building partnerships.” The former Indonesian president Jusuf Habibie and the Director of News and Current Affairs of Al Arabiya Nakhle El Hage will also take the panel discussion. Some of the other illustrious guest speakers confirmed for this year include author and South African anti-apartheid activist Denis Goldberg, Franz Josef Radermacher, a professor of informatics at the University of Ulm and a member of the Club of Rome, as well as the human rights activist Theary C. Seng from Cambodia.
On Monday afternoon, DW will put a focus on the Russian television market with a panel looking at Education in Modern Commercial TV-Markets. The Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum has always been a fantastic platform for media representatives to meet with their colleagues and discuss the most current issues that are shaping the industry. The DW distribution team always takes part in panels and helps develop side events.
We will keep you updated with news from the event – so keep an eye out for developments. You can also check out a full list of speakers and events here.
Date2012-06-22 | 8:56
Market roundup: June 2012
DW has lined up three new partners in Venezuela. Asotel, one of three publicly-funded telecommunications groups in Venezuela has take on DW’s Spanish-language channel – which is already available on 22 different channels in 15 regions. This means that it is available to more than 100,000 new households in the county. Asotel will also be broadcasting DW’s German-language channel in touristic regions in the future.
Individual programs like Enlaces, Global 3000, Cultura 21, En forma and Visión Futuro have been integrated into the lineup from Vale TV – a private channel that is broadcast nationwide. And Cable Hogar is broadcasting DW’s Spanish-language channel in the Valencia region and will be spreading out to Caracas soon.
With TransTeleKom (TTK), DW has joined forces with one of the five largest telecommunications companies in Russia. TTK and has been broadcasting DW’s television channel for Europe as part of its basic package since May 1, making it available to more than 300,000 households throughout the country. TTK has one of the largest fiber-optic cable networks in Russia and provides service to more than 1.7 million households.
DW’s main English channel is now being broadcast by another partner in Thailand – the IPTV provider Me-TV. It is subsidiary of Telecom of Thailand (TOT) and will make DW available to another 100,000 households throughout the country. Me-TV plans on expanding to more than 150 IPTV channels in the future – 70 percent of which will be free of charge, including DW.
DW is now also available in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on the DVB-T platform created by Partner Royal Media Entertainment Corporation. The organization plans on expanding quickly in the future.
Date2012-06-04 | 8:31
Focusing on education
Education for all – that is UNESCO’s central aim when it comes to the world’s school systems. But where do we stand today? DW has developed a new multimedia project that examines innovative education initiatives and the areas where the international community still has much work to do. With “Education for all – Five bloggers, five countries, one dialogue”, young people discuss the state of education in their home countries as well as their own experiences in the school system. DW is relying on five bloggers from Iraq, Germany, Argentina, Russia and Kenya to provide discussion points for the online community. Interested? Join the discussion today.
Date2012-05-07 | 11:37