Agence France-Presse (AFP)

Agence France-Presse (AFP)

Seamless Access to Breaking News

We're working with Agence France-Presse (AFP) to distribute breaking news globally via an innovative platform.

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When editors are producing a story, they need to access video content as the news unfolds, in order to select and deliver the crucial news sequence to their audience – anywhere in the world, and on any device - and with an average of 40 live feeds a day, the time pressure for producers is high. They need the flexibility of a reliable multi-feed solution that allows them to plan and operate their editorial selections in real time.

Founded in 1835, Agence France-Presse (AFP) is a leading global news agency. Today, AFP provides content to thousands of news outlets worldwide, delivering breaking news to TV channels, digital publications and production companies that reach a global audience.

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AFP’s challenge was to build a platform – AFPTV Live – that would make its content discoverable, that was easy to use, and that enabled live IP delivery to better service its clients. Together with AFP, SES designed the AFPTV Live platform based on SES 360 – a unified media platform that enables news editors to aggregate, prepare, manage, playout and distribute content anywhere from a single user interface.

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Unique in the marketplace, SES 360 helps news agencies and their media customers to bridge from traditional broadcasting to the new media world, including online video, in the most seamless and effective way. The solution combines robust on-site infrastructure and technical facilities with the most advanced cloud-based platform to provide the most effective way for clients to manage, enhance and deliver content to any device around the world.

“AFPTV Live has constantly evolved with our customers' needs. We have listened to them, and analysed their pain points and workflows. We are extremely proud of what our customers say about the platform. In their own words, it's the most intuitive, comprehensive, user-friendly platform of its kind.”
Marie-Noelles Valles
Marie-Noelles Valles, Video Business Development Director at AFP

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