Deutsche Welle signs co-production agreements with two African broadcasters for topics on the environment


DW's Director General Peter Limbourg and representatives of the news channels Kenya Television Network (KTN) and Channels TV in Nigeria will sign a Memorandum of Understanding with on Tuesday, June 14.

The Global Media Forum serves as the backdrop for the signing of a new Memorandum of Understanding between Deutsche Welle and African broadcasters KTN and Channels TV for the co-production of the environmental television series Eco@Africa. The series focuses on ecological innovations and best-practice examples from Africa and Europe as well as climate protection ideas from around the world. In December 2015, DW and Channels TV had already agreed to deepen their cooperation at the global climate conference in Paris. The new MoU makes KTN an official East-African partner for the co-production of Eco@Africa, the second African broadcaster for the co-production.

“The program offers the extraordinary chance to work with two renowned partners on topics that pose urgent environmental problems,” said Limbourg in Bonn, adding: “Nigeria is one of the countries most heavily impacted by climate change.”
Eco@Africa is concerned with such subjects as the maintenance of biological diversity and the future of energy supplies; new concepts for the use of raw materials and the future of mobility are likewise covered. The series is interactive: viewers can propose their own ideas via social media. The English-language series has been on air since April on both DW and Channels TV stations.
Source: Press Release