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SOURCE Generation Technologies Corporation
International news agency AFP to deliver breaking news video content directly to US newsrooms via NIMxchange®
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Generation Technologies Corporation (GTC) announced today that Agence France-Presse (AFP) has selected GTC to be one of their premium North American content distribution partners for television news syndication. AFP will use GTC's flagship service, NIMxchange, to distribute breaking news video content from around the world directly to television newsrooms across the US.
"NIMxchange's high speed conversions between PAL and NTSC content, extended cloud coverage over Europe, and ability to private-brand AFP content, uniquely positions us to deliver this prestigious and ground breaking news service," says David Cunningham, President of GTC.
AFP video content is available on NIMxchange effective today, giving US newsrooms unprecedented access to breaking international news, gathered from a video production network of over 90 units operating around the world. Since NIMxchange normalizes all European PAL standard content to the US NTSC standard, US television news producers and editors will experience AFP content as if it were shot by one of their own camera crews.
"This partnership allows us to deliver our coverage directly to newsrooms in North America fast enough to meet the demands of the 24 hour news-cycle. We chose NIMxchange because the service specializes in fast-turnaround news and runs on common web-based tools. This offers us a significant market advantage in reach and access," said David Millikin, Director for AFP North America. "Our partnership with Generation Technologies marks a milestone for AFP as we bring world news and events to the fingertips of domestic newsrooms."
Television newsrooms now have access to the highest quality footage, scriptwriting and storytelling from events shaping our world including the Sochi Winter Olympics starting next month and the FIFA World Cup taking place in Rio in July. AFP is recognized worldwide for its unique perspective and ability to get to what's beyond the headlines.
AFP also offers custom services for media clients including special assignments and production assistance in the US and on a worldwide basis.
Agence France-Presse 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 2,260 journalists spread across the globe, 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. To arrange to get AFP content, contact Gilles Tarot at email@example.com.
About Generation Technologies
Generation Technologies is the leader in broadcast television news content distribution with more than 11,000 minutes delivered per day. GTC has led the industry in the migration of television news and sports distribution from satellites to cloud-based technology. GTC's flagship product, NIMxchange, provides both large and small television news and sports content holders a cost-effective solution for distributing broadcast-ready content to affiliated networks and station ownership groups via the internet using common web-based tools. For access to NIMxchange, contact Chris Halford, Director of Sales at ChrisH@generationtechnologies.com.
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