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DW-TV's current logo

DW-TV is a set of television channels provided by Deutsche Welle. The channels concentrate on news and information and first started broadcasting 1 April 1992. The channels are broadcast on satellite and produced in Berlin.

Previous logo, used until 5 February 2012

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.[1]


DW (Europe)
Deutsche Welle symbol 2012.svg
Launched August 1988 (as RIAS-TV)
1 April 1992 (as DW-TV)
6 February 2012 (as DW (Europe))
Closed 1990 (RIAS-TV),
5 February 2012 (as DW-TV)
Owned by DW
Picture format 16:9 (576i, SDTV)
Slogan "At the Heart of Europe" (English)
"Aus der Mitte Europas" (German)
Country Germany
Language German
Broadcast area Europe
Middle East
North Africa
Website www.dw.de
Hot Bird 8 (Europe, Middle East, North Africa)
Atlantic Bird 3 (Africa, Europe, Middle East)
11604 H 27500-5/6
3727 R 29950-7/8
DW Platform
DStv (South Africa)
Channel 228
Channel 446
Naxoo Channel 159 (Sweden)
UPC Poland Channel 814
R Channel 203
Streaming media
Livestation Watch (Free, 502 Kbit/s, German and English on same channel]
DW (Arabia)
Deutsche Welle symbol 2012.svg
Owned by DW
Picture format 16:9 (576i, SDTV)
Country Germany
Language Arabic, German, English
Broadcast area Middle East, North Africa
Website www.dw.de/dw/0,,9106,00.html
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
DW (Asien)
Deutsche Welle symbol 2012.svg
Owned by DW
Language German
Broadcast area Asia
Website www.dw.de
AsiaSat 3S (Asia-Pacific) 3760 H 26000-7/8
DishHD (Taiwan) Channel 6655
Dream Satellite TV (Philippines) Channel 37
HKBN bbTV (Hong Kong) Channel 751
Cablelink (Philippines) Channel 73
SkyCable (Philippines) Channel 152 (Digital)
Destiny Cable (Philippines) Channel 19 (Digital)
StarHub TV (Singapore) Channel 153
Cable TV Hong Kong(Hong Kong) Channel 151
Mio TV (Singapore) Channel 161
HyppTV (Malaysia) Channel 403
CHT MOD (Taiwan) Channel 214
now TV (Hong Kong) Channel 365
Deutsche Welle symbol 2012.svg
Launched 6 February 2012 (as DW)
Owned by DW
Picture format 16:9 (576i, SDTV)
Country Germany
Language English
Broadcast area Asia
Website www.dw.de/dw/0,,9097,00.html
AsiaSat 3S (Asia-Pacific) 4071 H 14240-3/4
Insat 4B (India) 11490 V 27500-3/4
Agila 2 (Southeast Asia) 12544 V 21429-5/6
Koreasat 5 (Korea & Southeast Asia) 12470 V 25600-5/6
Cignal Digital TV (Philippines) Channel TBA
Royal Cable (Philippines) Channel 56
Parasat Cable TV (Philippines) Channel 251
(Taiwan) Channel 220
DW (Latinoamérica)
Deutsche Welle symbol 2012.svg
Owned by DW
Slogan "Desde el corazón de Europa (until 2012)" (Spanish)
Language Spanish
Broadcast area Americas
Website mediacenter.dw.de/spanish/live/
Intelsat 9 (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
GVT (Brazil) Channel 146
SKY Brasil (Brazil) Channel 110
Nossa TV (Brazil) Channel
Telefónica TV Digital (Brazil) Channel 450
Via Embratel (Brazil) Channel 134
Inter (Venezuela) Channel 140
VTR (Chile) Channel 352
DW (Amerika)
Deutsche Welle symbol 2012.svg
Owned by DW
Picture format (480p), (SDTV) (16:9 letterbox)
Slogan "At the heart of Europe"
Country US and Canada
Language English
Broadcast area North America
Website www.dw.de/dw/0,,9097,00.html
AMC 1 (North America) 3740 V 29270-7/8
Intelsat 9 (America) 3840 H 27690-7/8
Bell TV (Canada) Channel 709
DISH Network (USA) Channel 9823
Rogers Cable (Canada) Channel 195
Shaw Cable (Canada) Channel 194
Comcast (USA) Channel 315
(San Francisco Bay Area)
Time Warner (USA) Channel 553
NET (Brazil) Channel 144
TELUS TV (Canada) Channel 2973
FiOS TV (USA) Channel 1787

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

DW-TV is also available on the Internet.

Satellite jamming[edit]

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.[2] The same happened between 10 and 13 February 2010.[3]



  • Global 3000 (covers globalization)
  • Made in Germany (German business magazine-style show)

Cars and sports[edit]

  • Bundesliga Kick Off! (soccer)
  • Drive It!
  • Kick off! Report (German version of Bundesliga Kick Off!)
  • Motor Mobil


  • Arts.21 (culture)
  • Kultur.21 (German version of Arts.21)
  • Kino ("The German Film Magazine"/Das Deutsches Film Magazin)
  • Ideas for a Cooler World,[4][5] for climate change mitigation

Documentaries and features[edit]

  • Faith Matters
  • In Focus (documentaries and reports)
  • Im Focus (German version of "In Focus")
  • Germany 60 Years
  • 60 x Deutschland (German version of "Germany 60 Years")

Lifestyle and entertainment[edit]

  • Discover Germany (travel)
  • Hin & Weg (German travel magazine, German version of Discover Germany)
  • Euromaxx (lifestyle)
  • Germany Today
  • Deutschland Heute (German version of "Germany Today")
  • In Good Shape (health)
  • popXport (German music)
  • Talking Germany
  • Typisch Deutsch (Living in Germany)
  • Shift

News and politics[edit]

Talk show[edit]

  • Quadriga


  • Tomorrow Today
  • Projekt Zukunft


DW (TV) operates six channels:

  • DW (Europe): Broadcast in Europe and Africa (18 hours in English, 6 hours in German[6]).
  • DW (Arabia): Broadcast in the Middle East and North Africa (14 hours in English, 10 hours in Arabic[7]).
  • DW: Broadcast in Latin America (24 hours in Spanish).[6]
  • DW (Amerika): Broadcast in the Americas (20 hours in German, 4 hours in English[8]).
  • DW (Asien): Broadcast in Asia (24 hours in German).[6]
  • DW [Formerly called DW-TV Asia+]: Asia and rest of the world (24 hours in English)[6]


  1. ^ DW introduces new website and TV program
  2. ^ Iran stört wieder Empfang von Deutsche Welle TV via Sat Digitalfernsehen.de, 11 February 2010, online 15 February 2010
  3. ^ Deutsche Welle: Ausstrahlung wieder vom Iran gestört DW-World.de, 11 February 2010, online 14 February 2010
  4. ^ http://blogs.dw.de/ideasforacoolerworld_en
  5. ^ Global Ideas | DW.DE
  6. ^ a b c d "Program Guide". DW. 
  7. ^ DW Arabic programming, "six hours of programming in Arabic".
  8. ^ Programming schedule for DW Amerika

External links[edit]