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Esperanto-TV is launched

Esperanto TV

Sydney, Australia: The only IPTV channel in the world, in the international language of Esperanto, debuted on 5 April 2014. This new television channel is broadcast via high-speed Internet with IPTV technology. It is available worldwide via any device with a high-speed Internet connection, i.e. Internet-enabled TVs, computers, tablet computers and smartphones (Android and iOS), and further growth and customer support is planned for other continents mid-2014. The content is mostly in Esperanto, and consists of original or dubbed, unique and attractive programs, and also carefully selected videos created by contributors around the world.

The main purpose of the new broadcast channel “Esperanto-TV” is to deliver attractive content to all levels of speakers of Esperanto, from beginners to native speakers. Some programs will also be available in other languages, e.g. language courses for English speakers.

Esperanto-TV is the result of cooperation between the Sydney-based Language Festival Association and the Australian media company iStreamStudios. A representative of the Board of Esperanto-TV, Richard Delamore, describes its purpose as ‘To serve and grow the Esperanto community around the world, and also to provide non-Esperanto speakers with insights into this unique community.’

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Richard Delamore and Dmitry Lushkinov at the launch

Beijing Esperantist receives award from the Canberra Esperanto Film Festival

Mr Rainer Kurz gives a certificate and a token prize to Ding Xiaosong, whose short film, titled “Esperanto Muzikigas Vian Vivon”, won the ‘Australian People’s Choice’ award of the Canberra Esperanto Film Festival

On 30 March 2014 was the Beijing Esperanto Film Festival. After a talk about the short-films contest, to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the birth of Esperanto, Rainer Kurz introduced the Canberra Esperanto Film Festival, which took place during the Australian Esperanto Summer School and Congress in January 2014. As the founder and director of the festival, Rainer Kurz specially organised the voting to choose the favourite film of the congress participants, while the film Esperanto Muzikigas Vian Vivon (Esperanto makes your life musical) won the award. The Australian Esperanto Association has given a certificate and a token prize of 50 Australian dollars.

More information (in Esperanto)