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DW-TV's logo from 6 February 2012 - present

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.

Previous logo, used from mid-2000's until 5 February 2012

History

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 It has since been replaced by the DW-TV channel (also a subscription service).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.[1]

In August 2009, DW-TV's carriage in the United Kingdom on Sky channel 794 ceased, although the channel continues to be available via other European satellites receivable in the UK.[2]

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.[3]

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).[4]

Broadcasting

DW (English)
CountryGermany
Programming
Language(s)English
Ownership
OwnerDW (English)
DW (Arabia)
CountryGermany
Programming
Language(s)Arabic
German (as DW Arabia 2)
Ownership
OwnerDW
DW (Asia)
CountryIndia
Programming
Language(s)English
Ownership
OwnerDW (English)
DW (Deutsch)
CountryGermany
Programming
Language(s)German
Ownership
OwnerDW
DW (Español)
CountryGermany
Programming
Language(s)Spanish
Ownership
OwnerDW
DW (Deutsch+)
CountryGermany
Programming
Language(s)German (20hr)
English (4hr)
Ownership
OwnerDW

DW-TV is broadcast via the satellites AsiaSat 7, G-Sat 15, Nilesat 102, Atlantic Bird 3, Hot Bird 13B, AMC-1 and Intelsat 9.

DW-TV is also available on the Internet.

Satellite jamming

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.[5] The same happened between 10 and 13 February 2010.[6]

Programmes

All programmes names were given currently from DW English[7] and DW German[8] website.

Business

Sports

Arts and Culture

Documentaries and Features

Lifestyle and Entertainment

* Program is no longer on air

News and Politics

Talk Show

Health, Science and Environment

Channels

As of 1 July 2017, DW (TV) operates six channels:

Other news channels

References

  1. ^ Two New Dedicated Channels Provide Gateway to Europe: Two DW-TV channel launched in Asia Deutsche Welle.
  2. ^ "No more DW-TV on Sky/Astra". Boards. Retrieved 15 May 2015.
  3. ^ DW introduces new website and TV program
  4. ^ "Deutsche Welle's new English TV channel to start June 22". DW. Retrieved 26 June 2015.
  5. ^ Iran stört wieder Empfang von Deutsche Welle TV via Sat Digitalfernsehen.de, 11 February 2010, online 15 February 2010
  6. ^ Deutsche Welle: Ausstrahlung wieder vom Iran gestört DW-World.de, 11 February 2010, online 14 February 2010
  7. ^ "TV Programs". DW.
  8. ^ "Sendungen im Überblick". DW (in German).
  9. ^ http://blogs.dw.de/ideasforacoolerworld_en
  10. ^ Global Ideas | DW.DE
  11. ^ "The Day — program homepage". DW. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  12. ^ "Der Tag". DW (in German). Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  13. ^ "Conflict Zone — program homepage". DW. Retrieved 21 October 2015.
  14. ^ "Agenda — program homepage". DW. Archived from the original on 27 August 2016. ((cite web)): Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (|url-status= suggested) (help)
  15. ^ a b c "Program Guide". DW.
  16. ^ DW Arabic programming, "six hours of programming in Arabic".
  17. ^ http://www.dw.com/en/dw-arabia-2/a-19277728
  18. ^ Programming schedule for DW Amerika