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Tired of BAD news? AFP-Relaxnews offers an escape from the daily grind. In partnership with Relaxnews, the first leisure news agency, it provides news on upbeat, practical and entertaining subject matter on a worldwide basis.

AFP-Relaxnews offers a unique richmedia service. Text, photos, slideshows, videos and a world events calendar dedicated to leisure and lifestyle all all delivered to the same editorial platform. AFP-Relaxnews provides trend reports, practical information, studies, indicators, new products on the market, features on well-being, house & home (technology, fashion, design, consumption), entertainment and tourism.

  1. 1600
    illustrated stories
    100
    must-see events
    60
    slideshows

    of 5 to 12 photos each

    60
    ParisModes TV videos

    and 30 AFP TV lifestyle videos

  2. 2
    languages

    English, French.
    More languages coming soon

  3. 18

    photo formats (original, fixed height, fixed width, square)

    10

    video formats (3g2, f4v, mp4, mpg in 4/3 and 16/9)

 

 

Get a 24h trial access >> afprelaxnews.com

 

A "one stop shop" to maximize impact, time & money

  • AFP-Relaxnews is the first newswire dedicated to leisure and lifestyle. Subscriptions available in English and French for print/digital reproduction or just consultation purposes:, 1600 stories per month, always accompanied by a picture and often an embedded video.
  • 100 must-see events around the world for the three coming months.
  • 60 dynamic photo slideshows per month.
  • 40 ParisModes TV videos per month about fashion weeks, trends and luxury plus a selection of 30 AFP TV video reports per month.

 

20 leisure topics:

  • Well-Being = Nutrition, Health & Fitness, Sport, Beauty & Cosmetics.
  • House & Home = Interiors & Design, Environment, Technology, Fashion, Household Consumption.
  • Entertainment = Art, Shows & Exhibitions, Cinema, Video games, Books, Music, Television & Media, Internet.
  • Tourism = Cars & Motorbikes, Gastronomy, Hotels, Destinations, Transport.

 

Targeted multiple-channel selections:

Luxury, Women, Celebrity, Products, Tips & Deals, Trends, Offbeat…

 

Hot topics:

Fashion Week, Oscars, international motor / technology / video games shows, highlights, buzz-generators and practical information for major international sporting events (Olympic Games, Rugby, Football)…

 

The news service

  • The News service delivers 1600 illustrated stories a month across 20 leisure topics. The AFP-Relaxnews wire reports the best of leisure news from around the world: hot news, practical information, new products, trends, studies, indicators. It is available by subscription in English, in French and soon in other languages.
  • AFP-Relaxnews’s exciting trend-spotting lists follow top daily trends on Twitter, the top iPhone and iPad apps, the most blogged artists, monthly style indicator, best hotel room rates around the world and more.
  • Each story corresponds on average to 200-400 words, always accompanied by a picture and often an embedded video such as YouTube video.
  • Pictures are available in 18 formats: original, fixed height (50, 100, 200, 300 pixels), fixed width (50, 80, 100, 200, 250, 300, 400, 600, 640 pixels), fixed width or squared (50x50, 80x80, 100x100, 200x200 pixels).

- Well-Being: Nutrition, Health & Fitness, Sport, Beauty & Cosmetics.

- House & Home: Interiors & Design, Environment, Technology, Fashion, Household Consumption.

- Entertainment: Art, Shows & Exhibitions, Cinema, Video games, Books, Music, Television & Media, Internet.

- Tourism: Cars & Motorbikes, Gastronomy, Hotels, Destinations, Transport.

- Cross-channel selection: Luxury, Women, Celebrity, Products, Tips & Deals, Trends, Offbeat…

 

A la carte” subscription for one or several topics/key words/cross-channels such as Luxury or for the whole service.

  • Personal platform access: Monitoring, manual selection and direct download of pictures via www.afprelaxnews.com. You can create automatic filters and themed folders, print and send the news by email to meet your needs.
  • Email alerts: Set up email alerts for text stories based on topics and/or key words. Frequency: As it happens or once a day.
  • Automatic feed: On-demand delivery of feeds for web, mobile and TV. Filter: in/exclude topics/keywords. Format: RSS, XML, HTML. Delivery: FTP, URL.

The events service

  • The Events service is an agenda of 100 must-see events for the three coming months.
  • It is available by subscription in English, in French and soon in other languages.
  • Each event is accompanied by a date, a place, a description, an image and practical information.

Selection of cultural and leisure events around the world:

concerts, shows, exhibitions, fairs, festivals.

A la carte” subscription for one or several topics/key words/cross-channels such as Luxury events or events in North America or for the whole service.

  • Personal platform access: Timeline monitoring, manual selection and direct download of pictures via www.afprelaxnews.com. You can create automatic filters and themed folders, print and send the events by email to meet your needs.
  • Automatic feed: On-demand delivery of feeds for web, mobile and TV. Filter: in/exclude topics/keywords. Format: RSS, XML, HTML. Delivery: FTP, URL.

The Slideshow service

  • The Slideshow service delivers 60 dynamic photo slideshows a month to keep users engaged. It provides dynamic visual leisure on: major events, what’s new, trends and selections. It is available by subscription in English, French and soon in other languages.
  • As well as covering the latest events and products, the service includes regularly scheduled weekly and monthly slideshows: top 10 street styles from around the world, how to get a celebrity’s  look, rising fashion brands, upcoming technology and video game releases, striking images of the week. During Fashion Weeks, you will find Beauty and Fashion highlights & trends.
  • Each slideshow includes 5 to 12 pictures in high and low resolution with commentary and credits.
  • Pictures are available in 18 formats: original, fixed height (50, 100, 200, 300 pixels), fixed width (50, 80, 100, 200, 250, 300, 400, 600, 640 pixels), fixed width or squared (50x50, 80x80, 100x100, 200x200 pixels). The animation of the slideshow can also be downloaded via the platform.

Well-Being: Nutrition, Health & Fitness, Sport, Beauty & Cosmetics.

House & Home: Interiors & Design, Environment, Technology, Fashion, Household Consumption.

Entertainment: Art, Shows & Exhibitions, Cinema, Video games, Books, Music, Television & Media, Internet.

Tourism: Cars & Motorbikes, Gastronomy, Hotels, Destinations, Transport.

Cross-channel selection: Luxury, Women, Celebrity, Products, Tips & Deals, Trends, Offbeat…

“A la carte” subscription for one or several topics/key words/cross-channels such as Luxury or for the whole service.

Personal platform access: Monitoring, manual selection and direct download of slideshows via www.afprelaxnews.com. You can create automatic filters and themed folders, print and send the slideshows by email to meet your needs. You can also copy and paste the link to get the slideshow animation.

Automatic feed: On-demand delivery of feeds for web, mobile and TV. Filter: in/exclude topics/keywords. Format: RSS, XML, HTML. Delivery: FTP, URL.

The Video service

Every month, AFP-Relaxnews delivers:

  • 160 embedded videos (YouTube…) to enhance stories.
  • A selection of 30 AFP TV lifestyle and entertainment video reports: what’s new, offbeat or trendy all around the world. 10 formats available – 3g2, f4v, mp4, wmv – in broadcast and webcast quality.
  • 40 ParisModes TV video reports on Fashion Weeks, Luxury and Trends videos. 10 formats available – 3g2, f4v, mp4, wmv – in broadcast and webcast quality.Find out more about ParisModes TV

Dispatch of AFP TV video reports available on AFP-Relaxnews :

- Well-Being: Nutrition, Health & Fitness, Sport, Beauty & Cosmetics.

- House & Home: Interiors & Design, Environment, Technology, Fashion, Household Consumption.

- Entertainment: Art, Shows & Exhibitions, Cinema, Video games, Books, Music, Television & Media, Internet.

- Tourism: Cars & Motorbikes, Gastronomy, Hotels, Destinations, Transport.

- Cross-channel selection: Luxury, Women, Celebrity, Products, Tips & Deals, Trends, Offbeat…

 

  • Subscription to the entire service or to a minimum number of videos per month (5, 10, 20).
  • Access to the real-time production (10 days) and/or to the archives.
  • Personal platform access: Monitoring, manual selection and direct download of video reports via www.afprelaxnews.com. For embedded videos, the link can be directly copied and pasted to be embedded on your website.
  • Automatic feed: On-demand delivery of feeds for web, mobile and TV. Filter: in/exclude topics/keywords.

The AFP-Relaxnews platform

 

The AFP-Relaxnews is the first editorial platform allowing subscribers direct access to text, pictures and videos.

 

The platform functionalities:

  • Consult the news as it is published as well as access stories from archives going back to 2009.
  • Create automatic filters and themed folders.
  • Print and email the selection.
  • Download pictures and videos in multiple format.
  • Set up email alerts for text.

 

The technological expertise used by the AFP-Relaxnews platform was recently recognized by:

  • The support of the ANR, the French National Research and Development Agency.
  • The "Leaders of the ITech-economy" prize in 2010, given by the IE-Club and Ubifrance. This award aims to recognize and promote innovative SMEs with high international potential.
  • The selection of Relaxnews as a participant in the first French Tech Tour 2011 organized in Japan, as one of the 10 most innovative small French companies (organized introduction to major IT players in Japan to build strategic, commercial or corporate connections).

 

 

 

Partners

The AFP-Relaxnews platform syndicates partner feeds available “à la carte” by subscription: ParisModesTV, Bang and NowFashion.

ParisModes TV videos

ParisModes TV was founded by Marie-Christiane Marek, an internationally recognized pioneer of lifestyle video journalism. Acquired in 2011 by Relaxnews, ParisModesTV has expanded its video offering to ensure the best video coverage for Fashion, Luxury and Trends with a quick turnaround time. It offers 500 premium video reports a year with:

  • 350 videos dedicated to the world’s six major fashion show seasons: Men’s Ready-to-wear (Milan, Paris), Haute couture, Women’s ready-to wear (New York, London, Milan, Paris).  Available in broadcast quality max 12 hours after the show. Includes a version without voiceover.
  • 150 videos dedicated to fashion trends, new places and events. Videos produced beyond the main fashion show seasons.

Each video lasts between 1mn30 and 2mn and is accompanied by a short script. ParisModes TV videos are available in English, French and, in some cases, Chinese, in 10 different formats per feed, directly from the AFP-Relaxnews platform.

Daily celebrity images with Bang/Relaxnews slideshows

20 slideshows a month presenting the latest celebrity street styles & red carpet looks available on the AFP-Relaxnews wire. One slideshow corresponds on average to 5 Bang pictures, always accompanied by credits and Relaxnews commentary. This service is available for digital usage only.

 

Fashion Weeks live broadcast of shows with NowFashion Player

 
Live streaming photos of the fashion shows in NY, Milan, Paris & London thanks to NowFashion flash player, capable of being integrated into a website. This service is available for digital use and only during Fashion Weeks.

 

 

Our clients

AFP-Relaxnews counts iconic clients in more than 20 countries for web/print/mobile/social media/public screens/on air use.

Among these media and brands subscribers: Yahoo on three continents, MSN in Quebec and South East Asia, Redcats, France 24, Luxuo blog, The Week in India, The Independent, South African Broadcasting Corporation, RTLinfo.be, Newscorp in Australia, Buongiorno in the United States.

 

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