Frankfurt (Germany), Feb 1 (EFE) .- The EPA (European Pressphoto Agency) agency launches this Monday its global video service through its website (www.epa.eu), in collaboration with its main shareholder, the EFE agency.
The global production of video news is available, from February 1, directly from the EPA website through an e-commerce service and includes both raw and ready-to-publish formats, which will be available to registered customers. .
The new service covers all information categories, including politics, economics and finance, sports, entertainment, art and culture, and is presented as a perfect complement to the agency’s consolidated photography service.
With non-stop production 24 hours a day, seven days a week, clients will receive between 35 and 40 pre-edited videos daily at tables in Bangkok, Madrid and Mexico City.
“This is an exciting time in the development of EPA,” said the agency’s president and CEO, Julia R. Arévalo: “EPA has been producing and refining its global video production with EFE for several years and it really is a great advance to finally be able to offer it on EPA’s website. ”
The production of both agencies is based on their solid and reliable network of visual journalists operating around the world, together with videographers dedicated to the production of informative material.
“In these times, it is essential that journalists are trained in multimedia formats to keep up with the demands of a fast-paced and changing news landscape,” said the president of the EFE news agency, Gabriela Cañas.
“This joint EFE / EPA venture takes advantage of the strength and experience of both agencies to produce a service that is diverse, attractive and informative,” added Cañas.
EPA, based in Frankfurt (Germany), is owned by nine leading news agencies in their respective countries: ANA-MPA (Greece), ANP (Netherlands), ANSA (Italy), APA (Austria), EFE (Spain) , Keystone (Switzerland), Lusa (Portugal), MTI (Hungary) and PAP (Poland).
In addition to reporting on these nine countries, EPA’s service includes monitoring current events in Germany, North America, South America (through EFE), Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.