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DW-TV (German pronunciation: [ˈdeːveːteːˈfaʊ̯]) is a set of television channels provided by Deutsche Welle. The channels concentrate on news and information and first started broadcasting 1 April 1992. They are broadcast on satellite and produced in Berlin.
DW (TV) began as RIAS-TV, a television station launched by the West Berlin broadcaster RIAS (Radio in the American Sector / Rundfunk im Amerikanischen Sektor) in August 1988. The fall of the Berlin Wall the following year and German reunification in 1990 meant that RIAS-TV was to be closed down. On 1 April 1992, Deutsche Welle inherited the RIAS-TV broadcast facilities, using them to start a German- and English-language television channel broadcast via satellite, DW (TV), adding a short Spanish broadcast segment the following year. In 1995, it began 24-hour operation (12 hours German, 10 hours English, two hours Spanish). At that time, DW (TV) introduced a new news studio and a new logo.
In 2001, Deutsche Welle (in conjunction with ARD and ZDF) founded the German TV subscription TV channel for North American viewers. The project was shut down after four years due to low subscriber numbers. It has since been replaced by the DW-TV channel (also a subscription service).
Unlike most other international broadcasters, DW-TV doesn't charge terrestrial stations for use of its programming, and as a result its News Journal and other programmes are rebroadcast on numerous public broadcasting stations in several countries, including the United States, Australia, and New Zealand. In the Philippines, it is shown nationwide on Net 25.
In March 2009, DW-TV expanded its television services in Asia with two new channels: DW-TV Asia and DW-TV Asia+. DW-TV Asia (DW-TV Asien in German) contains 16 hours of German programming and 8 hours in English while DW-TV Asia+ contains 18 hours of English programmes plus 6 hours of German programmes.
Deutsche Welle relaunched their television channels on 6 February 2012, using the abbreviation DW for all its services. Deutsche Welle also revamped the television schedules.
Deutsche Welle changed its schedules again on 22 June 2015, with DW in Asia and Oceania and DW (Europe) merged to become a 24-hour English news channel, discontinued English programmes in DW (Arabia) and DW (Español).
|Launched||August 1988 (as RIAS-TV)
1 April 1992 (as DW-TV)
6 February 2012 (as DW (Europe))
22 June 2015 (as DW, merge with Asia & Oceania feed)
5 February 2012 (as DW-TV)
|Owned by||DW (English)|
|Picture format||16:9 (576i, SDTV)|
|Slogan||"Made for minds." (English)
"At the Heart of Europe" (English, until 2012)
"Aus der Mitte Europas" (German, until 2012)
|Astra 1M (Europe, North Africa)||11627 V 22000 5/6|
|Hot Bird (Europe, Middle East, North Africa)||11054 H 27500 5/6|
|SES-5 (Africa, Europe, Middle East)||12034 H 27500 3/4|
|Astra 5B (Europe, North Africa)||11817 V 27500 3/4|
DStv (South Africa)
|SES-3 (North America)||4140 V 30000 5/6|
|Naxoo (Sweden)||Channel 159|
|UPC Poland||Channel 814|
|ClearTV (Nepal)||Channel 698 (English / HD) Channel 860 (English / SD)|
|SkyCable (Philippines)||Channel 132 (English / SD)|
|Destiny Cable (Philippines)||Channel 132 (Digital / English / SD)|
|Cablelink (Philippines)||Channel 73 (English / SD)|
|Telekom Entertain (Germany)||Channel 85 (SD)|
|Unifi TV (Malaysia)||Channel 403 (old)
Channel 642 (new)
|dw.com||Watch Live (English)
Watch Live (German)
|Livestation||Watch live(Free, 502 Kbit/s, German and English on same channel|
|Picture format||16:9 (576i, SDTV)|
German (as DW Arabia 2)
|Broadcast area||Middle East
|Arabsat BADR4 (Middle East, North Africa)||11,996 H 27,500-3/4|
|Nilesat 102 (Middle East, North Africa)||11,900 V 27,500-3/4|
|Launched||March 2009 (as DW-TV Asia+)
6 February 2012 (as DW)
6 February 2015 (as DW, merge with Europe feed)
|Picture format||16:9 (576i, SDTV)|
|Astra 4A (Europe, Middle East, North Africa)||12380 H 27500 5/6|
|AsiaSat 5 (Asia)||4040 H 29720 5/6 (C-Band)|
|Airtel Digital TV (India)||3760 H 26000 -7/8|
|DD Free Dish (India)||11510 V 29500 -3/4|
|Reliance Digital TV (Southeast Asia)||12544 V 21429-5/6|
|d2h (India)||12470 V 25600-5/6|
|Cignal Digital TV (Philippines)||Channel TBA|
|Sun Direct (India)||Channel 56|
|Parasat Cable TV (Philippines)||Channel 251|
|Macau Cable TV (Macau)||Channel 814|
|ClearTV (Nepal)||Channel 861 (SD)|
|CHT MOD (Taiwan)||Channel 752|
|PEO TV (Sri Lanka)||92|
|tonton||Watch[permanent dead link] (Malaysia only)|
|Slogan||"Desde el corazón de Europa (until 2012)" (Spanish)|
|Broadcast area||Latin America
|Intelsat 21 (America)||3840 H 27690-7/8|
|DirecTV Latin America||Channel 770|
|SKY Mexico (Mexico)||Channel 279|
|Telefónica TV Digital (Chile, Colombia)||Channel 438|
|Cable Mágico Satelital (South America)||Channel 438|
|Inter (Venezuela)||Channel 140|
|VTR (Chile)||Channel 352|
DW-TV is also available on the Internet.
A transponder on Hot Bird 8, used by DW-TV among other stations, was jammed on 7 and 8 December 2009. Eutelsat, the operator of the satellite localised the emitter source in Iran. The same happened between 10 and 13 February 2010.
- Made in Germany (German business magazine-style show)
- Kick Off! (Football)
- Drive It! (Motor Magazine, Motor Mobil in German)
- The Bundesliga (Highlights of German football)
Arts and CultureEdit
- Arts.21 (Cultural Magazine, Kultur.21 in German)
- Kino ("The German Film Magazine"/Das Deutsche Filmmagazin)
- Treasures of the World (Schätze der Welt in German)
- Ideas for a Cooler World, for climate change mitigation
Documentaries and FeaturesEdit
- Close Up (Current Affairs Documentaries, Nahaufnahme in German)
- World Stories (Current Affairs weekly stories in reports)
- Faith Matters (Church Program)
- DocFilm or DokFilm (Documentaries and Reports; formerly known as In Focus and Documentaries in English; formerly known as Im Focus & Dokumentation in German)
- Germany 60 Years (60 x Deutschland in German; no longer on air)
Lifestyle and EntertainmentEdit
- Euromaxx (Lifestyle Europe)
- popXport (German music)
- Sarah's Music (Contemporary Classical)
- Europe in Concert
- Germany Today (Deutschland Heute in German) *
- Check-In (German Travel Guide)
- Talking Germany *
- Living in Germany (Typisch deutsch in German)*
- Discover Germany (German travel magazine, Hin & Weg in German)*
* Program is no longer on air
News and PoliticsEdit
- DW News
- The Day (Der Tag in German)
- Conflict Zone — with Tim Sebastian
- European Journal
- Phoenix Der Tag
- People & Politics
- Agenda (Discontinued on December 2014)
Health, Science and EnvironmentEdit
As of 1 July 2017, DW (TV) operates six channels:
- DW (English): Broadcast in Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceania, North America (24 hours in English).
- DW (Arabia): Broadcast in the Middle East, North Africa, and select countries in Europe (24 hours in Arabic).
- DW (Arabia 2): Broadcast in select Middle East and European countries (24 hours in German with subtitles in Arabic for select programs). This channel is primarily aimed at Arabian speakers who had come to Europe as refugees.
- DW (Español): Broadcast in Latin America (24 hours in Spanish).
- DW (Deutsch+): Broadcast in the Americas (20 hours in German, 4 hours in English).
- DW (Deutsch): Broadcast in Asia-Pacific (24 hours in German).
Other news channelsEdit
- Two New Dedicated Channels Provide Gateway to Europe: Two DW-TV channel launched in Asia Deutsche Welle.
- "No more DW-TV on Sky/Astra". Boards. Retrieved 15 May 2015.
- DW introduces new website and TV program
- "Deutsche Welle's new English TV channel to start June 22". DW. Retrieved 26 June 2015.
- Iran stört wieder Empfang von Deutsche Welle TV via Sat Digitalfernsehen.de, 11 February 2010, online 15 February 2010
- Deutsche Welle: Ausstrahlung wieder vom Iran gestört DW-World.de, 11 February 2010, online 14 February 2010
- "TV Programs". DW.
- "Sendungen im Überblick". DW (in German).
- Global Ideas | DW.DE
- "The Day — program homepage". DW. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
- "Der Tag". DW (in German). Retrieved 8 February 2016.
- "Conflict Zone — program homepage". DW. Retrieved 21 October 2015.
- "Agenda — program homepage". DW. Archived from the original on 27 August 2016.
- "Program Guide". DW.
- DW Arabic programming, "six hours of programming in Arabic".
- Programming schedule for DW Amerika