Reuters has launched Reuters Live Service PLUS, allowing its television clients to access three additional live signals, giving them and their audience increased access to people, issues and events across the world, often at the same time. The launch means that Reuters is the first news agency to offer more than one live feed to clients at the same time.
Delivered over the internet, Reuters Live Service PLUS is designed to complement the news agency’s flagship satellite live service, and features additional showbiz, sports, regional events and breaking news coverage.
Users benefit from direct access to Reuters journalists and a 24/7 global helpline, as well as an events list, coverage diaries and advisories to aid programme planning. The service is delivered over the internet using HTTP Live Streaming and adaptive bit-rate technology, and feeds are delivered in HD through a client’s Reuters server.
Last week, clients trialling Reuters Live Service PLUS have been able to simultaneously access:
– A UN press conference on human rights taking place as German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the response to the deaths of hundreds of migrants trying to reach Europe.
– Coverage of VE Day commemorations at the UK Cenotaph memorial at the same time as an announcement by US Attorney General Loretta Lynch on the enforcement of civil rights in Baltimore after race riots.
– Footage of British parliamentarians arriving at the British Prime Minister’s residence in Downing Street after a Conservative party election win as David Cameron confirms his cabinet line-up, while a pre-match news conference ahead of the UEFA Champions League semi-final between Bayern-Munich and Barcelona takes place.
Reuters has almost 200 bureaux worldwide, delivering content ranging from live breaking news and scheduled events to live entertainment and sports.