December 1, 2016

dpa Partners With Reuters to Distribute International Content to Its Clients

Berlin – Today Reuters, the world’s largest international multimedia news provider, and dpa Deutsche Presse-Agentur, the largest news agency in Germany, announced that they are partnering to distribute dpa’s international content to their clients using the Reuters Connect platform.

Reuters Connect offers a resilient, flexible, cost-effective distribution solution for broadcasters and digital publishers and makes it easy to onboard new clients and market content to customers. The Reuters Connect platform provides a gateway to all media – newswires, pictures, graphics, video and ready-to-publish multimedia packages – and offers several delivery options.

Reuters will initially distribute dpa’s English and Arabic newswire content to dpa clients outside of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, with multimedia content being added in 2017.

Andreas Schmidt, Senior Vice President, Head of Finance, Logistics and IT, said “dpa has always chosen partners that are highly professional and can be counted on. I am therefore delighted that we are entering into such a partnership with Reuters. In reporting the news we remain rivals, but a commonality of interests as two independent global news agencies unites us.”

Joachim Harris, Head of Business Development for EMEA at Reuters, said “Setting up and maintaining a content distribution platform can be a time consuming and expensive process for media organisations. Reuters Connect provides a reliable, flexible and cost-effective distribution solution and we are excited that dpa is adopting the platform to deliver content to its international clients, ensuring that they can all benefit from the internet-based technology that Reuters Connect provides.”


Reuters, the news and media division of Thomson Reuters, is the world’s largest international multimedia news provider reaching more than one billion people every day. Reuters provides trusted business, financial, national, and international news to professionals via Thomson Reuters desktops, the world's media organizations, and directly to consumers at and via Reuters TV. Follow news about Reuters at @ReutersPR.

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The German Press Agency dpa is a trusted, accurate and independent provider of news with the digital and multimedia content to power the media at home and abroad. Our customers benefit from the extensive global network of correspondents and editors maintained by Germany's leading news wire. News gathering is completely free of outside influence which in turn guarantees that coverage lives up to the strict requirements of the dpa charter. Print media, radio stations, online and mobile communication providers in more than 100 countries rely on this journalistic excellence around-the-clock. Among dpa clients are parliaments, governmental and non-governmental organisations as well as businesses and public relations agencies.



Pete Biggs
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Chris Melzer
dpa Deutsche Presse-Agentur
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