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Agence France-Presse (AFP) has confirmed the launch of “AFPTV Live”, a new service for television networks offering more than 500 live videos a year.
With this new offer, AFP significantly increases its live video production, which is tripled from June 2015. The service, available by subscription, uses technology meeting the highest market standards for live feed transmission.
Thanks to the Agency’s network in 150 countries, subscribers will have real-time access to international news, major sporting and cultural events, as well as a selection of institutional feeds, for example during international summits and special events.
AFP’s live video coverage has greatly increased since the initial trials in 2012. Dozens of hours of live video have been broadcast in 2015, including during the January events in Paris and after the March plane crash in the Alps. Live broadcasts have now been extended to all countries, from the New Year fireworks in Hong Kong to the inauguration of President Muhammad Bihari in Nigeria, the demonstrations in Tunisia after the attack on the Bardo museum and the elections in Israel.
“The launch of AFPTV Live marks a decisive moment in the development of video, which is a strategic priority and the leading driver of growth for AFP,” said AFP Chairman Emmanuel Hoog. “By continuing to meet the ever increasing demand for live content, AFP has yet again strengthened the quality of its service to clients and demonstrated that it has become a leading agency for video.”