Sourcing high-quality footage from the most remote places will become easier than ever by using a new, simple online booking tool available around the clock on the eurovision.net portal. Each Video Journalist has unified training by AFP-Services to combine the roles of cameraman, editor, reporter and producer. Understanding local culture and languages in remote geographical areas is no longer a hurdle.
“Joining forces with AFP-Services to address one of broadcasters’ most complex needs, obtaining footage from around the world, seemed like an obvious move,” says Stefan Kürten, Director of Sports and Business at EUROVISION.
“With MyWorldReporter we are able to complete the portfolio of broadcast services we already offer to our customers. Today, with AFP-Services, we are delighted to be addressing our customers’ needs together and, with this new service, aim to remain the best source of quality footage worldwide”.
“We’re really happy to further our partnership with EUROVISION”, says Jon Dillon, Managing Director of AFP-Services. “We’re very excited to put our global network of video journalists within easy access to broadcasters worldwide. The MyWorldReporter platform allows any broadcaster to book quickly and easily a video journalist anywhere in the world, within minutes. This new system takes away the difficulties of organizing coverage away from the usual territory of operations.”
The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is the world’s leading alliance of public service media with 73 Active Members in 56 countries across Europe and beyond. Together we operate 781 TV and 1049 radio services, broadcasting in 123 languages to a potential audience of 1.03 billion people. The EBU is devoted to strengthening public service media, providing first-class media services through EUROVISION and EURORADIO, and offering our Members a centre for learning and sharing. Learn more at EBU.ch. Or follow us on Twitter (@EBU_HQ) or Facebook (facebook.com/EBU.HQ).
About AFP and AFP-Services:
AFP is a global news agency delivering fast, accurate, in-depth coverage of the events shaping our world from conflicts to politics, sports, entertainment and the latest breakthroughs in health, science and technology. With 2,326 staff spread across almost every country, AFP covers the world 24 hours a day in six languages. AFP delivers the news in video, text, photos, multimedia and graphics to a wide range of customers including newspapers and magazines, radio and TV channels, web sites and portals, mobile operators, corporate clients as well as public institutions.
AFP-Services, a subsidiary of AFP, offers “on-demand” production services for businesses, media and institutions; video and photo production; reporting and writing services; social media curation and technical services for broadcasters that fulfill clients’ needs for exemplary content.
With dedicated teams AFP-Services provides its range of on-demand content with the same reliability, quality and know-how that are the trademarks of AFP.
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