The Associated Press has launched a 24/7 live news service via its online video hub for digital publishers.
AP Video Hub is designed primarily to meet the needs of digital publishers with one of its first customers being the Daily Telegraph.
The service will provide live streams of breaking news events from around the world with publishers given the option to book and schedule coverage of planned events in advance.
These streams will be of broadcast quality and will cover world news, entertainment, sport and lifestyle segments.
Functionality includes a ‘follow’ stories feature for Twitter alerts on new content as well as curated pages, quick video previews, one-click download direct to desktop and real-time search content filters
Daisy Veerasingham, senior vice president of business development and partner relations. Said: “Video news is no longer the sole preserve of terrestrial and satellite broadcasters and AP Video Hub addresses this with an offering for the rapidly growing segment of the media market – online digital publishers.
“Overall AP estimates that by 2015 the value of the already booming online video news market across Europe and Asia will grow by as much as 16 percent a year.”