Reuters has entered into a major partnership with TIMA, a global content service provider, to offer location services including studio facilities and logistical support to broadcasters and online media outlets.
Reuters-TIMA Location Services combines Reuters global editorial content, seen by over a billion people every day, with TIMA’s technology and experience of service delivery for the international media industry.
The new service will form a vast news and editorial network providing newsgathering facilities and support services. It will combine local knowledge with strategically placed broadcast and satellite resources in regional hubs. The service will launch at the 87th Academy Awards ceremony on 22 February, where live positions overlooking the red carpet will be provided to clients.
Reuters-TIMA Location Services will offer production and editorial staff on the ground at key global events, access to events of regional significance, logistical services and customer support. The service will also give clients access to high-tech live studio facilities around the world. From New York to Moscow and Rio to Singapore, plus a network of Middle Eastern offices, including TIMA’s facilities in Tehran, Reuters-TIMA Location Services has been set up to cover every major world event.
“Reuters-TIMA Location Services will support broadcasters and online publishers with editorial, technical and infrastructure support on location,” commented Tim Santhouse (pictured right), Reuters global head of video products. “Our service will enable our customers to focus on what they’re good at – telling their story to their audience – while the entire operational side, including technical and local knowledge, is taken care of. This partnership brings together two sets of skills and experience that will create a powerful newsgathering service for the benefit of media companies.”
Alla Salehian, CEO of TIMA (pictured left), said: “International news stories today have more impact beyond their borders than ever before. Alongside this, there are an increasing number of TV channels across the world and a growing appetite for online video content. The result is a huge demand for live international video news and analysis 24-hours a day. Reuters-TIMA Location Services is uniquely equipped to support this trend in a way that is both affordable and of high quality.”