The Associated Press and Globo have announced a four-year agreement through their AP Global Media Services (GMS) and NewSource Globo units, to provide broadcasters with media services and facilities during the FIFA World Cup, the 2016 Olympic Games and the 2017 Pope’s visit, all taking place in Brazil.
The collaboration also covers breaking news and events such as the Rio de Janeiro Carnival, and will provide access to live broadcast services including international HD transmission, live stand up positions and studio facilities.
“With the eyes of the world on Brazil for the next four years, it is critical that we can offer international broadcasters the most comprehensive coverage opportunities,” said Roberto Marinho Neto, head of sports projects at Globo. “The opportunity in the country is continuing to grow and by working with AP GMS we can ensure that Brazil is better connected with the rest of the world than ever before.”
Through its affiliate work, Globo will provide customers with bureau locations across the country. In addition to providing international HD transmission from NewSource Globo facilities, AP is also opening a new studio in the Copacabana beach region.
Susan Henderson, head of broadcast services for North America at AP GMS commented: “Brazil is already a key region for news and events and this is only going to increase in the future. We are delighted to work with NewSource Globo and are confident that together we can provide international broadcasters everything they need to cover both breaking news and the major events in Brazil over the next four years.”