Important new changes for Deutsche Welle programming on PegMedia

This month, Deutsche Welle launched a new 24-hour program service in the U.S. In addition to giving local cable access channels with satellite access the ability to broadcast many hours of DW programming throughout the day in uninterrupted blocks, the new program channel also introduced new programs for both English and Spanish-language services. Non-commercial cable and television channels may use up to 20-hours a day from DW's C-band program feeds. For PegMedia channels there will be new programs and changes to some existing programs. We've highlighted the changes below.

Global 3000: The program will continue to be made available to PegMedia members as a free download. In addition a new Spanish-language version can also be found in the same area as the English version. "Global 3000 Spanish" will feature a Spanish-speaking host and all Spanish-spoken voice overs for the features. The program length will be identical to the English version.

European Journal: The program will continue to be made available to PegMedia members as a free download. In addition a new Spanish-language version can also be found in the same area as the English version. "Europa Semanal" will feature a Spanish-speaking host and all Spanish-spoken voice overs for the features. The program length will be identical to the English version.

Arts.21: The program will continue to be made available to PegMedia members as a free download. In addition a new Spanish-language version can also be found in the same area as the English version. "Cultura.21" will feature Spanish-spoken voice overs for the features. The program length will be identical to the English version.

Tomorrow Today - the Science Magazine: This will be a new program offer available to PegMedia members and will be a free download. There will also be a Spanish version, "Visión future" with a Spanish-language host to be found in the same PegMedia page where the English version is found.

In Focus Documentaries: The program will continue as a regular 30 minute feature, but there will also be occasional 45-minute documentaries and series that will be offered in addition to the 30-minute version. For stations that schedule the program once a week as a half hour, there will always be a new 30 minute In Focus. We will highlight the length of the program within the program to identify programs that are 30 minutes and those that are 45.

Cuadriga - the Spanish-language talk show. This program will no longer be available after the February 27th edition. We recommend one of our Spanish-language features to replace the program.

Europe in Concert: This 45-minute program features some of Europe's top performing pop, rock and jazz groups recorded on stage around Europe. From the rock group, Snow Patrol to Jazz trumpeter Till Brönner, these live performances will be a great addition to your weekend lineup. And like all of our programs, the program will be a free download.

Specials: We also be making available a number of special programs - one time specials or series in the coming including a new series by former BBC correspondent Tim Sebastian. "The New Arab Debates" will be a monthly special that poses new issues related to the fallout from the Arab Spring. These hour-long specials will be conducted much in the way of a ballot where a question is posed to a live audience prior to the beginning of a debate, and then the same question is posed following the end of the debate. The results are always fascinating.

New website for DW. For channels that have an active website, we encourage you to contact us so that we can make available new media-rich web content focused on the DW programs you broadcast. In addition our new website with a new address www.dw.de has been totally redesigned and simplified.

A one time license agreement is required to broadcast our programming. If you would like to obtain an agreement or have questions about the new programming or the new live satellite feed, contact us at dwusa@mac.com. If your channel uses our logo on any of your web pages, we ask that you begin using our newly re-designed logo which can also be obtained by emailing us.