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February 19, 2020

UNifeed, the United Nations broadcast quality video news platform, joins Reuters Connect

LONDON, February 19, 2020 - Reuters today announced that UNifeed, the United Nations broadcast quality video news content platform, has joined the award-winning digital content marketplace, Reuters Connect, as a content distribution partner.

This is the first international government body to distribute its content via Reuters Connect, providing Reuters customers with access to broadcast-quality video covering global issues and stories from the UN network of specialized agencies, funds and programmes, Peacekeeping Operations, leaders’ speeches and UN headquarters.

UNifeed adds to a growing list of third-party content partners available to Reuters News Agency customers via Reuters Connect, allowing subscribers to find and utilise a wide variety of content from multiple sources on a single, easy-to-use platform.

The partnership also allows UNifeed to expand its distribution to significantly greater audiences than it currently serves, reaching Reuters Connect’s thousands of active daily users in 120 countries.

Justine Flatley, senior manager of content partnerships, Reuters said: “Reuters is delighted to partner with the UN on our flagship multimedia platform, Reuters Connect. Via Connect, the UN’s coverage of the refugee crisis, its peacekeeping missions and the response to climate change can now reach editors in 120 countries, enabling our customers to better tell the stories that shape the world’s political agenda.”

Hua Jiang, Director, News and Media Division, UN Department of Global Communications said:
“We are pleased that United Nations video content will be available through Reuters Connect. Providing content to the world’s media via the Connect platform allows us to increase the reach of our video products, bringing information about the United Nations to a wider global audience. We look forward to Reuters’ clients incorporating United Nations content within their programming.”

Launched in 2017, 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. For more information on Reuters Connect and its growing list of partners visit: Reuters Connect.

About Reuters

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About UNifeed

UNifeed provides a single point of distribution for broadcast-quality video news packages from across the entire United Nations system. Stories come from the global network of UN specialized agencies, funds and programmes, peacekeeping operations and UN headquarters. All material is also accompanied by shot lists and story synopses.

UNifeed was created by the UN’s Department of Global Communications and UNICEF in response to the growing global demand for timely video material on the work of the United Nations and the critical issues on the international agenda.  For more information, visit https://www.unmultimedia.org/tv/unifeed/.

CONTACT

Joel Ivory-Harte
PR Manager, Europe, Middle East & Africa
Reuters
joel.ivory-harte@thomsonreuters.com
Tel: + 44 20 7542 7697