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Deutsche Welle launches DWTV channel in India

DWTV will feature 24 hours of programming in English with a focus on news, lifestyle and regional content for Asia and will be available on DTH platforms and cable networks

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | September 21, 2015

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Deutsche Welle (DW), Germany’s public service broadcaster, announced the launch of its television channel DWTV last week. DWTV will feature 24 hours of programming in English with a focus on news, lifestyle and regional content for Asia.

The cornerstone of the channel is news from Europe and the world, along with a programming focus on regional news and events from Asia. The new channel will also feature a variety of documentaries, talk shows and programmes covering culture and lifestyle. Highlights include Euromaxx, Arts. 21, Tomorrow Today and Discover Germany.

In India, DWTV will be available on DTH platforms such as DD Freedish, Dish TV and Airtel. It will also available on cable networks, including Asianet, Hathways, DEN Networks, InCable Network, Ortel and GTPL.

“The new DWTV opens a window to the world for our viewers in South Asia,” said Dorothee Ulrichs, Head of Distribution Asia at DW. “DW offers a unique perspective that is especially valued by local business and opinion leaders and DW News will now provide them with insights into international head-lines and the details behind regional issues.”

Prasar Bharati had signed an MoU with DW last year, paving the way for distribution of DD India on DTH Platform of Hotbird-13B Satellite and the reciprocal distribution of DWTV on DD Freedish.

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