August 5, 2015

Odisha Channel Bureau
New Delhi, Aug 5: Paris based global news agency Agence France-Presse (AFP) and India’s leading video news agency NNIS have partnered together to bring high quality, cost-effective and in-depth content from across the country and the world.

Hoog-with-GhoshThe partnership allows TV and online broadcasters to access AFP’s global TV coverage alongside NNIS’ extensive coverage of India.

Through this partnership, innovative, industry-leading video content will be developed and disseminated to cater to the precision of digital with the scale of TV, according to a press release.“We are excited by this partnership because NNIS will allow us to reach a wide range of clients in India’s rapidly expanding video market,” comments Emmanuel Hoog, chairman and CEO, AFP.AFP’s extensive global network and vast experience in international news coverage would ensure that Indian online and TV broadcasters receive the best coverage available, he adds.Arup Ghosh, CEO, NNIS, shares that his company had been on the lookout for new opportunities to change, expand and strengthen its position for future success.“I am thrilled to announce that in AFP we have found the perfect partner to help us achieve our goals and take our business and service to the next level,” says Ghosh.NNIS produces a comprehensive slate of more than seven hours of daily fresh content/coverage across news, sports (domestic and international), entertainment, special feature stories, live feeds, events and customised content.NNIS’ content is subscribed by a host of National/Regional TV clients, online publishers, OTT platforms and leading VAS players.AFP operates 200 Bureau s in more than 150 countries and territories.

AFP currently transmits around 200 videos a day on global events in English, French, German, Arabic, Spanish and Portuguese.AFP’s daily file includes live coverage of major global events.This tie-up will bring together NNIS’ unique understanding of the Indian television landscape and digital media eco-system with AFP’s rich and varied editorial experience.

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