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TMG invests in AP live news service

5 September 2012
TMG invests in AP live news service

Telegraph Media Group (TMG) has invested in live video streaming facilities – enabling the publisher to broadcast live video to its digital products. TMG’s existing three-camera studio will now be able to stream directly to the web as a story breaks. Backed with a series of new content deals, this will give Telegraph digital users and subscribers access to a huge number of unfolding live events, worldwide. New facilities include a permanent circuit from BT Tower and feeds from the Associated Press. James Weeks, head of video, TMG, said: “Digital consumers expect a first class video service, and The Telegraph is leading the field. We’ve been quick to recognise the opportunities that new technology presents. Now, we can follow developing stories like never before. The changes we have made to our studio will enable us to augment live video with expert analysis and informed opinion from the finest team of journalists and commentators in the business.” As part of this strategy, TMG is using AP Video Hub for easy online access to AP’s live and broadcast quality world news, entertainment, sport and lifestyles video, which will be used on The Telegraph. Sue Brooks, director of video business transformation, AP said: “Since launching AP Video Hub in April we have been really pleased with the interest from news centric websites looking to bolster their video content online. Video news is no longer the sole preserve of terrestrial and satellite broadcasters and AP Video Hub addresses this with an offering tailored to the way news organisations like the Telegraph are using video content. We are delighted the Telegraph has chosen AP as a supplier for video news”.


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