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More international broadcasters suspend operations in Russia

Discovery, NHK and TV5Monde have become the latest media group to suspend its operations in Russia in response to that country’s aggression against Ukraine. Discover has taken a decision to stop broadcasts in the Russian Federation, according to US trade paper Variety. Discovery broadcasts a group of about 15 channels in Russia through Media Alliance, […]

Russia shuts down Deutsche Welle in retaliation for RT DE ban

The Russian government has forcibly shut down German broadcaster Deutsche Welle’s operations in the country in retaliation against Germany’s ban of its state broadcaster RT. The German-language version of RT was found not to have the correct licence to operate in the country, and was swiftly removed from the list of channels broadcast by Eutelsat. […]

Globecast and Eutelsat launch new Hotbird platform with Deutsche Welle as first customer

International distribution firm Globecast has announced an extension of its partnership with Eutelsat Communications on the creation of a new Hotbird platform. Globecast says that the new platform is designed to “satisfy the growing move from SD to HD in the market”. “We’ve seen increasing demand for capacity across Europe from west to east as […]

Deutsche Welle unveils new branding

Germany’s international public news and information broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) has launched a new on air channel branding kit designed by London based digital design agency W12 Studios . The toolkit consists of a motion design language and mnemonic, idents, on screen graphic, and social media video treatment. The new brand toolkit uses movement to […]

Moldtelecom adds raft of channels to IPTV offering

Moldovan telco Moldtelecom has added a raft of new channels to its IPTV service as it seeks to boost the appeal of its offering to subscribers. The telco has added Modern Times Group-owned Viasat History to its line-up, replacing Da Vinci Learning. Other international additions to its programming offering include German international news channel Deutsche […]

Deutsche Welle joins VisionTV lineup

German broadcaster Deutsche Welle’s English TV channel, DW, has joined Vision247’s Vision TV IPTV service. DW is available now on Freeview channel 244 on TV, desktop, EETV and via the VisionTV UK app, with the channel offering news, information and analysis of German and European topics. VisionTV is a free-to-air entertainment portal that consists of […]

Deutsche Welle launching Arabic channel on Astra

German international channel provider Deutsche Welle is to make its Arabic-language service available via the Astra satellite, with the aim of reaching refugees from the conflict in the Middle East. The service will be available via Astra from December 15 on Astra 1M. The service, DW Arabia, offers 24-hour news and information about Germany in […]

Deutsche Welle signs up with SES for CEE and Africa

German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle has signed a deal with satellite operator SES to broadcast its tow channels to eastern Europe and Africa via the Astra 4A and 4B and SES-5 satellites. Deutsche Welle will broadcast German-language TV channel DW via the Astra 4A satellite, reaching more than six million DTH households in eastern Europe […]

Deutsche Welle signs up for new Outernet satellite venture

German international channel Deutsche Welle is contributing content to a new satellite-based initiative designed to bring web content to parts of the world where there is no internet infrastructure or where the web is heavily censored. Deutsche Welle is providing content to Outernet, a new US-based service that went live this week. Outernet plans to […]

French site Play TV adds 17 channels

Play TV, a French website that broadcasts live TV channels, has added 17 new general interest, entertainment and news networks to its offering. The news channels include: Al Jazeera in English and Arabic; Nigeria’s TVC News; Deutsche Welle in English, Spanish and Arabic; and the Ukraine’s Espreso TV. The entertainment networks include God TV, music […]