In 1963 Deutsche Welle started distributing TV content around the world, reaching an ever-growing viewer base. For more than 20 years now, DW has been one of the key players among international television broadcasters.
Sudan was the first recipient of DW-distributed film material in 1963. Two years later, TransTel was co-founded by DW and German public service broadcasters ARD and ZDF, with the support of Germany's federal government. Its central task has been making high-quality, German-produced television content available to broadcasters around the world.
(Source: DW Press Release)