DW, is·Germany's international broadcaster. The service is aimed at the overseas market, similar to·NHK World,·France 24 and·Russia Today, and broadcast through satellite and cable operators throughout the world. It·broadcasts news and information on·shortwave,·Internet and·satellite radio in 30 languages (DW Radio). It has a satellite television service (DW-TV), that is available in four languages, and there is also an online news site.·Deutsche Welle, which in English means "German Wave", is similar to international broadcasters such as the·BBC World Service,·Radio Canada International,·Radio Free Europe and·Radio France Internationale.
Deutsche Welle has broadcast regularly since 1953. Until 2003 it was based in·Cologne, when it relocated to a new building in·Bonn's former government office area. The television broadcasts are produced in Berlin. Deutsche Welle's·World Wide Web site is produced in both Berlin and Bonn.