Migrants: ZDF, Merkel's New Year speech with Arabic subtitles

English version also on smart phones

30 December, 13:59

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel to appear on television German Chancellor Angela Merkel to appear on television

    (ANSAmed) - BERLIN, DECEMBER 30 - In a first ever, German Chancellor Angela Merkel's New Year address to the nation will be broadcast tomorrow with Arabic and English subtitles by ZDF, in the ''mobile'' version for smart phones conceived for migrants. The speech will be available at 7:15 pm, right after the televised address traditionally scheduled at 7 pm.

    This is one of the services provided by the German public broadcaster to migrants, through the mobile service for smart phones ''Zdf Arabic/Zdf English''.

    The Christmas speech of German President Joachim Gauck is available as of today with subtitles in the two languages most used by migrants who travelled to Germany this year.

    As of January 4, the 5 pm edition of the news with be broadcast with Arabic and English subtitles. The service with subtitles began on December 7 and offers at the moment short newscasts for children and a selection from other formats. ZDF aims to provide migrants with information on politics, current events and German history and culture. (ANSAmed)

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