May 14, 2015

Reuters becomes the first news organisation to offer up to four simultaneous live video feeds

LONDON – Today Reuters, the world’s largest international multimedia news provider, announced the launch of Reuters Live Service PLUS – becoming the first news organisation to offer up to four simultaneous live feeds to clients.

Reuters Live Service PLUS allows Reuters television clients who take up the service to access three additional live signals, giving them and their audience increased access to the people, issues and events that are changing our world – often at the same time.

Delivered over the internet, Reuters Live Service PLUS is the perfect complement to Reuters flagship satellite live service, featuring additional showbiz, sports, regional events and breaking news coverage.

Reuters Live Service PLUS features:

  • More live coverage: Clients can choose from three additional live feeds of the events that matter most to audiences. Reuters is the first news agency to offer more than one live feed to clients at the same time.
  • Never miss a story: Events list, coverage diaries and advisories to aid programme planning.
  • Smooth playout: Delivered over the internet using HTTP Live Streaming and adaptive bit rate technology, ensuring smooth playout.
  • Formats to suit you: Feeds delivered in High Definition through your Reuters server.
  • Help at hand: Direct access to our journalists and a 24/7 global helpline.

In the past week, clients trialling Reuters Live Service PLUS have been able to simultaneously access:

  • A UN press conference on human rights taking place as German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the response to the deaths of hundreds of migrants trying to reach Europe.
  • Coverage of VE Day commemorations at the UK Cenotaph memorial at the same time as an announcement by U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch on the enforcement of civil rights in Baltimore after race riots.
  • Footage of British parliamentarians arriving at the British Prime Minister’s residence in Downing Street after a Conservative party election win as David Cameron confirms his cabinet line-up, while a pre-match news conference ahead of the UEFA Champions League semi-final between Bayern-Munich and Barcelona takes place.

Add an unpredictable global breaking news event or even a scheduled sporting or entertainment event into the mix and one live feed may no longer seem enough.

About Reuters
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