Tuesday, September 14, 2010

AP aims at the internet video market

Quote noted by Marc Aupiais

"Agence-France Presse's video service, AFPTV, operates around 80 news gathering units around the world, distributing 1,000 new videos per month covering news stories and features in seven languages.

Wednesday's switch to high definition will cover videos in English and French, and be expanded to cover those in Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, German and Polish over the coming weeks.

The company will also provide video formatted for Apple's iPad mobile media platform. With its partners Paris Modes and Getty Images, the service provides particularly rich coverage of fashion and show business events.

AFP is one of the world's oldest and biggest news gathering organisations, with 2,900 journalists covering almost every country in the world."
Agence-France Presse [AFP] (Secular/General Interests Coverage; French Based; Not Independent of the French Government)
labelled 15 / 09 | September / 2010: "AFP launches high definition news video wire"

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