Rudaw is an Erbil-based Kurdish media network imparting news and information about Kurdistan and the Middle East. Those interested in Kurdistan and the Kurdish cause can follow the latest developments in both Kurdish and English through Rudaw’s multi-platform
An online platform that provides live, on-demand and news coverage in Kurdistan’s two dialects. The website also publishes news and information in English.
A radio news channel that broadcasts on shortwave across the Middle East. Audiences from all over the world can listen to a live audio stream online.
Rudaw Newspaper is published on a weekly basis, with an online issue and hard copies sold in the Kurdistan Region and in Europe. In the Kurdistan edition, stories of interest to the local population are covered while the European edition features issues of interest to the Kurdish diaspora.
A Kurdish news channel that broadcasts to the Middle East, Europe and the U.S. on NileSat and Hot Bird satellites in addition to being streamed live and on demand on the Rudaw portal.
A Global Network, a Local Flavor and Two Languages, Two dialects are Rudaw Media Network’s mottos and its mission. Headquartered in Kurdistan’s capital city with correspondents in various parts of the world, Rudaw Media Network has positioned itself as a reliable source of information and entertainment for everything Kurdish. Broadcasting in both Kurdish and English has brought a large audience from inside Kurdistan as well as throughout Europe and North America. In Kurdistan, Turkey, Syria and Iran Rudaw publishes in both the Sorani and Kurmanji dialects and uses both Roman and Arabic characters.
The challenge for Rudaw was to find the best online media broadcast partner who can accommodate its audience spread, dual-language, dual-dialect and multi-content delivery. Rudaw found in ITWorksME a partner who can package, publish and distribute music, radio and live TV in the form of streamed audio and video content in addition to fully exploiting YouTube, Twitter and Facebook around the idea of customization and ease of navigation.
ITworksME met Rudaw’s need for multi-platform content distribution by significantly increasing viewership. VOD-PLATFORMTM live stream on ITworksME AVS software and on the Radaw YouTube channel engaged the YouTube community and converted a larger number of viewers. Using the best encoding solution Radaw developers can create live, linear, or on-demand audio and video streaming applications for live events, news, streamed music and live radio. Our VOD-PLATFORMTM delivered video and audio streams to any player and any device, over any protocol, from our own single media server, saving on upload bandwidth while delivering the best-possible-quality streams to each user’s device
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