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This article is about the German international broadcaster. For the, unconnected, German radio company of the 1920s and 30s, see Deutsche Welle GmbH. For information about the musical genre, see Neue Deutsche Welle. This article deals with the Deutsche Welle company of the 1920s and 30s. ... Neue Deutsche Welle (New German Wave, often abbreviated NDW) was a style of German music originally derived from punk rock and New Wave in 1976. ...


Deutsche Welle or DW is Germany's international broadcaster. It broadcasts news and information on shortwave and satellite radio in 29 languages, and has a satellite television service that is available in three languages. Deutsche Welle, which in English means "German Wave," is similar to international broadcasters such as the BBC World Service, Voice of America, and Radio France Internationale. Image File history File links Deutsche_Welle. ... International broadcasting is broadcasting deliberately aimed at a foreign, rather than a domestic, audience. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A Grundig shortwave receiver Shortwave radio operates between the frequencies of 3,000 kHz and 30 MHz (30,000 kHz) and came to be referred to as such in the early days of radio because the wavelengths associated with this frequency range were shorter than those commonly in use at... A satellite is any object that orbits another object (which is known as its primary). ... World Service logo The BBC World Service is one of the most widely recognised international broadcasters of radio programming, transmitting in 33 languages to around 150 million people throughout the world. ... The Voice of America (VOA) is the official international broadcasting service of the Government of the United States. ... // History 6 mai 1931 Le Poste Colonial diffuse sa première émission en ondes courtes depuis le studio de lExposition Coloniale à Paris. ...

The Deutsche Welle building in Bonn
The Deutsche Welle building in Bonn

Deutsche Welle has broadcast regularly since 1953. Until 2003 it was based in Cologne, but relocated that year to a new building in Bonn's former government office area. The television broadcasts are produced in Berlin. Deutsche Welle's World Wide Web site is produced in both Berlin and Bonn. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x734, 131 KB) de Deutsche Welle-Zentrale im Bonner Schürmannbau, im Hintergrund der Posttower en Deutsche Welle headquartiers at Bonn. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x734, 131 KB) de Deutsche Welle-Zentrale im Bonner Schürmannbau, im Hintergrund der Posttower en Deutsche Welle headquartiers at Bonn. ... Bonn is a city in Germany (19th largest), in the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia, located about 20 kilometres south of Cologne on the river Rhine in the north of the Siebengebirge. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1953 calendar). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cologne Cathedral with Hohenzollern Bridge Cologne (German: (help· info) ; Kölsch: Kölle) is Germanys fourth-largest city after Berlin, Hamburg and Munich and is the largest city both in the German Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia and within the Rhine-Ruhr Metropolitan Area, one of the largest... Bonn is a city in Germany (19th largest), in the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia, located about 20 kilometres south of Cologne on the river Rhine in the north of the Siebengebirge. ... Berlin is the capital city and a single state of the Federal Republic of Germany. ... This NeXTcube used by Berners-Lee at CERN became the first Web server. ...

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History

Deutsche Welle was inaugurated on May 3, 1953, with an address by German President Theodor Heuss as its first shortwave broadcast. On June 11, 1953, the public broadcasters in the ARD signed an agreement to share responsibility for Deutsche Welle. At first, it was controlled by Nordwestdeutscher Rundfunk (NWDR). In 1955, when this split into the separate Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) and Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) networks, WDR assumed responsibility for Deutsche Welle programming. May 3 is the 123rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (124th in leap years). ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1953 calendar). ... Theodor Heuss (January 31, 1884 - December 12, 1963) was a German politician. ... June 11 is the 162nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (163rd in leap years), with 203 days remaining. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1953 calendar). ... Current logo The Arbeitsgemeinschaft der öffentlich-rechtlichen Rundfunkanstalten der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Cooperative association of public-law broadcasting institutions of the Federal Republic of Germany), or simply ARD, is a joint organization of Germanys regional public broadcasting agencies. ... -1... Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) covers the 5 northernmost states of Germany. ... The Westdeutsche Rundfunk (WDR) is a public broadcaster in the German Bundesland North Rhine-Westphalia with its main office is in Köln. ...


In 1954, Deutsche Welle started to broadcast programming in English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese. 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


In 1960 Deutsche Welle became an independent public body, which on June 7, 1962 joined the ARD as a national broadcasting station. Also in 1962, service was added in other languages: Persian, Turkish, Russian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, and Serbo-Croat (now separate Serbian and Croatian services). In 1963 these languages were joined by Swahili and Hausa, Indonesian, Bulgarian, Romanian, and Slovenian services. In 1964 and 1970 the linguistic plurality was extended another time to include Greek, Italian, Hindi and Urdu, as well as Pashtu and Dari. In 1992, Albanian was added, and in 2000, DW began its Ukrainian service. 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... June 7 is the 158th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (159th in leap years), with 207 days remaining. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... Current logo The Arbeitsgemeinschaft der öffentlich-rechtlichen Rundfunkanstalten der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Cooperative association of public-law broadcasting institutions of the Federal Republic of Germany), or simply ARD, is a joint organization of Germanys regional public broadcasting agencies. ... Persian is a language spoken in Iran, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Bahrain, Iraq, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Southern Russia, neighboring countries, and elsewhere. ... Serbo-Croatian (srpskohrvatski or hrvatskosrpski) is a name for a language of the Western group of the South Slavic languages. ... The Serbian language is one of the standard versions of the Å tokavian dialect (former standard was known as Serbo-Croatian language). ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... This article is about the language. ... Hausa is the Chadic language with the largest number of speakers, spoken as a first language by about 24 million people, and as a second language by about 15 million more. ... For the Nintendo 64 emulator, see 1964 (Emulator). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... Hindi (हिन्दी) is a language spoken mainly in North and Central India. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Pashto (پښتو; also known as Afghan, Pushto, Pashto, Pashtoe, Pashtu, and Pukhto) is the language spoken by the ethnic Afghan otherwise known as the Pashtun people who inhabit Afghanistan and the Western provinces of Pakistan. ... The word Dari refers to the language that is popularly known as Persian. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...


With German reunification in 1990, Radio Berlin International (RBI) of the GDR ceased to exist. Some of the staff and personnel of RBI joined the Deutsche Welle, and it inherited some broadcasting apparatus, including the transmitting facilities at Nauen as well as RBI's frequencies. The Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) and the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) German reunification (Deutsche Wiedervereinigung) took place on October 3, 1990, when the areas of the former German Democratic Republic (GDR, in English commonly called East Germany) were incorporated into the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG, in... This article is about the year. ... A Radio Berlin International QSL card Radio Berlin International was the international broadcaster for the German Democratic Republic (East Germany). ... East Germany, officially the German Democratic Republic (GDR), German Deutsche Demokratische Republik (DDR), was a socialist country that existed from 1949 to 1990. ... Nauen is a German town west of 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 mid-1989. The fall of the Berlin Wall later that year and German reunification in 1990 meant that RIAS was to be closed down. On April 1, 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, 2 hours Spanish). At that time, DW TV introduced a new news studio and a new logo. Boroughs of West Berlin West Berlin was the name given to the western part of Berlin between 1949 and 1990. ... Rundfunk im amerikanischen Sektor (Radio in the American Sector), or RIAS was a radio station in the American Sector of Berlin during the Cold War. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In the last phase of the wall´s development, the death strip between fence and concrete wall gave guards a clear shot at hundreds of would-be escapees from the East. ... April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... A satellite is any object that orbits another object (which is known as its primary). ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A logotype (from the Greek λογότυπο), commonly known as a logo, is the graphic element of a trademark or brand, which is set in a special typeface and/or font, or arranged in a particular, but legible, way. ...


Deutsche Welle took over some the former independent radio broadcasting service Deutschlandfunk's foreign language programming in 1993, when Deutschlandfunk was absorbed into the new Deutschlandradio. Modern logo of Deutschlandfunk. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... DeutschlandRadio is the national German radio network. ...


In late 1994, Deutsche Welle was the first public broadcaster in Germany with a World Wide Web presence (www.dwelle.de), although for its first two years the site listed little more than contact addresses. This later evolved into the current 30-language Web site DW-WORLD.DE. 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ...


In 2001 Deutsche Welle joined with ARD and ZDF to found the German TV pay TV channel for North America. It was announced in 2005 that it would be shut down, after subscriber numbers failed to approach expectations. DW-TV has replaced German TV as a pay service in the United States. 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF), loosely translated to Second German Television Service, is a public service German language television network based in Mainz. ... Pay television, or pay-TV, usually refers to subscription-based television services, usually provided by both analogue and digital cable and satellite, but also increasingly by digital terrestrial methods. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Unlike most other international broadcasters, DW TV does not charge terrestrial stations for use of its programming, and as a result its News Journal and other programs are rebroadcast on numerous public broadcasting stations in several countries, such as the United States and Australia. Public broadcasting, also known as public service broadcasting or PSB (though this term has a specific different meaning in the United Kingdom - see public service broadcasting in the United Kingdom) is the dominant form of broadcasting around the world, where radio, television, and potentially other electronic media outlets receive funding...


Deutsche Welle is still suffering from financial and personnel cuts. Its budget was downsized by about €75 million over five years and of the 2,200 employees it had in 1994, 1,200 remain. Further cuts are still expected.


In 2003, the German government passed a new "Deutsche Welle Law", which defined DW as a three-media organization -- making DW-WORLD.DE an equal partner with DW-TV and DW-RADIO. DW-WORLD.DE is available in 30 languages, but focuses on German, English, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese for Brazil and Chinese. Arabic became the seventh focus language on January 2005. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Shortwave relay stations

Domestic Shortwave Relay Stations

Shortwave transmitter Wertachtal, Bavaria The Free State of Bavaria  (German: Freistaat Bayern), with an area of 70,553 km² (27,241 square miles) and 12. ...

  • 18 x 500 kW SW transmitters
  • 24 HR-type curtan array antennas, providing global coverage

Nauen, Brandenburg Nauen is a German town west of Berlin. ... Surrounding but excluding the national capital Berlin, Brandenburg (Sorbian/Lusatian: Brandisborska) is one of Germanys sixteen Bundesländer (federal states). ...

  • 4 x 500 kW SW transmitters, each with Thomcast rotating antenna
  • GDR-era rotatable SW antenna on standby (unique design)

Shortwave transmitter Jülich The shortwave transmitter Jülich, operated by Deutsche Telekom, is part of the shortwave broadcasting facility at Jülich, Germany. ...


External Shortwave Relay Stations

Trincomalee, Sri Lanka Bay of Trincomalee (View from Temple) Trincomalee North East city of Sri Lanka. ...

  • 3 x 250 kW SW transmitters
  • 20 antennas (to be verified)

Kigali, Rwanda

  • site destroyed by 1990s civil war
  • 4 x 250 kW SW transmitters

Sines, Portugal

  • 3 x 250 kW SW transmitters

Relay Stations leasing transmitter time to DW

DW leases time on the following relay stations

Sackville can refer to several different things: Named individuals Baron Sackville Lionel Edward Sackville-West, 3rd Baron Sackville Edward Sackville-West, 5th Baron Sackville (1901-1965), writer and musicologist. ... Motto: Spem reduxit (Hope restored) Official languages English, French Capital Fredericton Largest city Saint John Lieutenant-Governor Herménégilde Chiasson Premier Bernard Lord (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 10 10 Area Total  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water    (% of total)  Ranked 11th 72 908 km² 71 450 km² 1 458 km... Radio Canada International (RCI) is the international broadcasting service of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). ... Official website: http://www. ... Irkutsks location Irkutsk (Иркутск), the chief town of the Irkutsk Oblast, is one of the most important places in Siberia, being not only the principal commercial depot north of Tashkent, but also a fortified military post, an archbishopric of the Russian Orthodox Church and the seat of several learned societies. ... Alma-Ata Pioneers palace Russian Orthodox Cathedral Night city. ... Kranji (Chinese: 克兰芝, Mandarin Pronunciation: Kelanzhi) is an area in Singapore, located about 22 kilometres (15 miles) north of the city centre. ... Flag of Bonaire Bonaire is an island in the Netherlands Antilles, and as such, is a part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. ... Radio Netherlands (RNW, short for Radio Nederland Wereldomroep in Dutch) is a public radio and television network based in Hilversum, producing and transmitting programmes for international audiences outside the Netherlands. ... Radio Netherlands (RNW, short for Radio Nederland Wereldomroep in Dutch) is a public radio and television network based in Hilversum, producing and transmitting programmes for international audiences outside the Netherlands. ...

DW output compared to other broadcasters (1950–1996)

External total direct programme hours per week of some external radio broadcasters:

  1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 1996
United States of America 497 1495 1907 1901 2611 1821
Chinese People's Republic 66 687 1267 1350 1515 1620
United Kìngdom (BBC) 643 589 723 719 796 1036
Russia 533 1015 1908 2094 1876 726
German Federal Republic 0 315 779 804 848 655
Egypt 0 301 540 546 605 604
Iran 12 24 155 175 400 575
India 116 157 271 389 456 500
Japan 0 203 259 259 343 468
France 198 326 200 125 379 459
Netherlands 127 178 335 289 323 392
Israel 0 91 158 210 253 365
Turkey 40 77 88 199 322 364
North Korea 0 159 330 597 534 364
Bulgaria 30 117 164 236 320 338
Australia 181 257 350 333 330 307
Albania 26 63 487 560 451 303
Romania 30 159 185 198 199 298
Spain 68 202 251 239 403 270
PortugaI 46 133 295 214 203 226
Cuba 0 0 320 424 352 203
Italy 170 205 165 169 181 203
Canada 85 80 98 134 195 175
Poland 131 232 334 337 292 171
South Africa 0 63 150 183 156 159
Sweden 28 114 140 155 167 149
Hungay 16 120 105 127 102 144
Czech Republic 119 196 202 255 131 131
Nigeria 0 0 62 170 120 127
Yugoslavia 80 70 76 72 96 68

Notes

  1. USA includes VOA (992 hours per week), RFE/RL (667 hpw), Radio Marti (162 hpw) – 1996 figures.
  2. Since the break-up of the former USSR in 1991, only Russia's output is shown.
  3. 1996 figure for Czech Republic (created 1.1.1993), previous years for former Czechoslovakia.
  4. At the time of going to press, South Africa's external service's future is in doubt, and Nigeria's external service is off air.
  5. The list includes about a quarter of the world's external broadcasters whose output is both publicly funded and worldwide. Among those excluded are Taiwan, Vietnam, South Korea and various international commercial and religious stations.
  6. 1996 figures as at June; all other years as at December.

Source: International Broadcast Audience Research, June 1996.


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Deutsche Welle services

  • DW-RADIO: shortwave, satellite, and digital radio broadcasting in 29 languages, with a 24-hour service in German and English
  • DW-TV: satellite television broadcasting mainly in German (usually in the odd hours UTC, thus the even hours in Germany), and English (usually in the even hours UTC), with brief segments in other languages (particularly Spanish in the 11pm hour UTC)
  • DW-WORLD.DE: 30 language website

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