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Newstag and Euronews agree distribution deal

Newstag, a mobile first news video service based in Stockholm, has announced an agreement with the Euronews channel

Newstag, a mobile first news video service based in Stockholm, has announced an agreement with the Euronews channel. The global multi-year deal grants Newstag the right to share and distribute Euronews’ world news, business, European affairs, culture, science and technology videos. The content will be available in seven languages on Newstag’s mobile and online platform, in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Arabic.

Newstag chairman and founder, Camilla Dahlin-Andersson, said: “Newstag is committed to providing global news coverage from truly distinct perspectives and we’re delighted that Euronews has partnered with us to offer our users access to a diverse range of European voices on international and European stories. Euronews is a leader and innovator in worldwide news and it’s exciting to have the opportunity to work with them to revolutionise the way in which audiences consume news.”

Six hundred Euronews journalists, from more than 30 countries, report round-the-clock in 13 editions. The channel, which is received by 420 million homes in 158 countries, joins professional content producers and brands around the world on the Newstag platform, including AP, AFP and Reuters.

Newstag users can create their own personalised TV channel, organising, consuming and sharing stories among their social networks on the ‘mobile first’ platform.

Newstag aims to make journalism sustainable through a proper funding stream, rebalancing the traditional relationships between industry stakeholders. In response to developing news, consumers can take direct action by supporting relevant causes and research since a part of Newstag’s revenues are available for users to allocate to charitable, NGO and NPO partners, including as WFP, the Red Cross and Oxfam.

In recent months Newstag has rapidly expanded its network of commercial and content partners as it gears up to launch. Last month the platform, which is currently in public beta, announced that it will be partnering with CNBC Africa – the pan-African financial and business news channel – on a multi-year deal granting Newstag the right to share and distribute CNBC’s news videos.