FilmOn has announced that it has landed a partnership deal with German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle. The agreement includes Deutsche Welle’s highly respected international news and current affairs channel being available in four different languages through FilmOn’s platform on smartphones and computers.

Deutsche Welle’s current affairs and international coverage is yet another addition to FilmOn’s steadily-growing stable of official state broadcasters choosing to allow their content to air through FilmOn. Similar agreements to FilmOn’s deal with Deutsche Welle includes TVE of Spain and ABC of Australia.

“We are delighted to take up this opportunity to share Deutsche Welle’s authoritative and highly engaging rolling content with our growing user base,” said Alki David, the founder and CEO of “It has long been the target of to add major global TV channels to our platform. The signing of this agreement keeps that policy firmly on course.”

“The future of online television is putting a value to content based on audiences’ choice,” continued David. “Deutsche Welle sees the lucrative possibilities in our offering and have decided to join our Network partnership program.”

David also said that the partnerships with Deutsche Welle, TVE and ABC are just the beginning. “We will make additional announcements about further partnerships with other leading broadcasters in the near future.”

FilmOn is the world’s largest provider of free internet television.’s impressive portfolio of content currently includes over 500 channels that are mostly under licence from private broadcasters, plus 45,000 hours of video casts which are updated on a rolling basis. You can learn more about FilmOn at its website.

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By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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