Deutsche Welle (DW) is Germany’s international broadcaster and one of the most successful and relevant international media outlets. Our multimedia content in 30 languages reaches more than one billion people worldwide each month.
DW was founded in 1953 by the government to provide audiences abroad with comprehensive information about the Federal Republic of Germany. Initially, DW broadcast via shortwave and only in German. The first foreign languages were added in 1954. In 1992, DW expanded into television and, shortly thereafter, the Internet.
Our offerings convey Germany as a liberal democracy rooted in European culture, providing a forum for German (and other) points of view on important topics, with the aim of promoting understanding and the exchange of ideas among different cultures and peoples.
Our experts produce high-quality multimedia content distributed through this television channel and other canals.
Our 24-hour English language TV channel is available almost everywhere in the world.
Working locally in our target regions and with regional partners ensures that our content caters to our audience’s interests and demands.
This channel can be received in the all Middle East and North Africa region, through the Eutelsat/Nilesat 7°W satellite, and viewers can receive it for free.