DW Transtel

Deutsche Welle (DW) is Germany’s international broadcaster and a trusted source for reliable news and information with content in 30 languages. Flagship channel DW provides analysis and insights to viewers around the globe, reporting on important issues in English 24/7. With continuous news reports, special features and talk shows covering everything from business, science and politics to culture and sports, DW brings people closer to what matters most – made in Germany, made for minds.


DW Transtel
Kurt–Schumacher–Str. 3
53113 Bonn, Germany
T: +49 228 429 0
F: +49 228 429 3500
E: [email protected]
W: www.dw-transtel.com

Who’s who...

Petra Schneider
Director of Sales & Distribution
T: +49 228 429 3501
E: [email protected]

Mee Fung Lee
Asia Representative
T: +60 3 2093 0866
E: [email protected]


With approximately 150 documentaries offered each year, DW Transtel focuses on international television. We provide quality documentaries that cover an exhaustive list of topics including, politics, business, globalization, science, medicine, the environment, travel, culture and sports.


Cooperating and regionalising our content is key to making sure that documentaries from DW Transtel can be adapted by partners for local audiences and for specific aims. For example, an educational videoon- demand supplier for universities across China recently acquired over 100 hours of content from DW Transtel, added Mandarin subtitles, making the programmes available to millions of students.


DW Transtel holds the worldwide distribution rights to most of the documentaries in the catalogue and we work to ensure they are also available both on-demand and on mobile devices.


The majority of the videos in DW Transtel’s documentary catalogue are available in HD and many new titles will be available in 4K.

Trends & Outlook

“Entertainment markets in Asia are marked by diversity, and producers and broadcasters need to offer content with regionally minded distribution. What works for Indonesia may not work in Japan. Keeping up with viewers’ tastes is key to success and when we look at the overall trend we are noticing IPTV and online-based, ondemand video emerging as a rival to linear television.”

Asia focus in 2018

“We want our documentaries to reach as many people in Asia as possible because the diversity of content provided on DW Transtel means that we can add value to the media landscape wherever we distribute. We are currently working on increasing partnerships and coproduction agreements in markets like Indonesia, India and China.” - Petra Schneider, Director of Sales & Distribution

Top shows are...

Experience the richness and variety of Europe. Fascinating colorful reports bring alive the new Europe. Europe is always on the move. A source of new ideas and a motor for change. But Europe’s traditions are also flourishing and being updated for life in the 21st Century. Europe’s values of tolerance and its diversity make it an exciting mix of cultures and temperaments. Arts and entertainment, fashion and glamour, design and architecture. Europe is all this and much more. And so is Euromaxx. Length: 30 mins; 3-5 mins clips

Bauhaus is one of the world’s most iconic design movements. Combining elements of art, design and architecture, traces of Bauhaus style can be found all over the world. For the upcoming 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus movement, DW Transtel is presenting a special three-part series: BauhausWORLD Design–Art–Architecture. The three episodes focus on the secrets of Bauhaus’ success, how its principles evolved and how Bauhaus design can make the world of the future a better place to live. Although Bauhaus has been around for nearly a century, this series shows how it is part of a positive vision for the future. Length: 3x52 mins