October 19, 2017
Reuters launches next generation live video service for news broadcasters and digital publishers on Reuters Connect platform
NEW YORK – Reuters, the world’s largest international multimedia news provider, today launched a new live video service providing real-time coverage of up to six concurrent news events for use by television broadcasters and professional video publishers. Available via the Reuters Connect platform for media publishers – which now features access to more than 13 million photos, videos, graphics and text assets – the new service is designed to integrate with both digital and broadcast production workflows, allowing publishers to stream live coverage to television, websites and social media platforms from one simple, easy-to-use source.
The new platform leverages cutting edge, cloud-based delivery systems to meet a wide range of needs: from mobile streaming on social media to broadcast quality HD – giving publishers the flexibility to give viewers a broader range of live coverage from around the globe.
“This new live video service offers publishers an unprecedented amount of flexibility and builds on Reuters Connect’s already remarkable ability to help our customers tell engaging stories like never before,” said Sue Brooks, Global Head of Product for Reuters News Agency. “As more and more publishers see live video as an essential part of their story-telling capabilities, we can now offer best-in-industry choice with up to six concurrent live streams. Add this to our vast video and picture archives, as well as our breaking news coverage, Reuters customers now have everything they need to tell richer stories.”
Launched in May of this year, Reuters Connect is designed to be a faster, more intelligent way for Reuters News Agency customers to source all the content they need via a single destination. Reuters Connect is built to make content discovery quicker and easier, improving clients’ editorial efficiency and enabling them to deliver more stories to their audiences faster than ever before.
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 Reuters.com and via Reuters TV. Follow news about Reuters at @ReutersPR.
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