November 29, 2016

Reuters celebrates 20 years of Reuters German News Service

Berlin – Today Reuters, the world’s largest international multimedia news provider, announced that this month it celebrates the 20th anniversary of Reuters German News Service. From the Kohl years to the Merkel years, from the financial crisis to the migrant crisis, and from the aftermath of reunification to the introduction of the Euro, for two decades Reuters German News Service (GNS) has provided video news which combines profound regional expertise with speed, impartiality and insight.

Launched in November 1996, Reuters GNS, with bureaus in Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Munich, provides comprehensive coverage for a domestic and regional client base looking for additional video services. The commercial success of Reuters GNS led to the launch of Reuters German News Video Online (GNVO) in June 2002. GNVO provides a ready-to-publish video news service for online publishers with video clips narrated in the German language.

GNVO provides top news, business, sport and entertainment stories from around the world and inside Germany, and has evolved and innovated over the last 14 years to keep up with the fast-changing online media market. The service is complemented by Reuters Live Online (RLO), a product for online publishers that provides fully licensable access to live video coverage of breaking news and scheduled events. RLO's unique package of features includes the ability to provide multiple live feeds.

Martin Schmidt-Bleek, Reuters Europe Editor for TV, said “In November 1996 Reuters launched our German News Service. Five years later, the growth of online video had quickly become apparent and in response to client demand, we launched German News Video Online, which is now a market leader.

Today, Reuters provides a comprehensive range of products to media clients in Germany. As they navigate the unprecedented shift to digital publishing and online news consumption, we are committed to innovating and challenging conventional models to help.”


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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