AP DIGITAL PARTNERS WITH PA NEWS TO PROVIDE ONLINE U. K. CONTENT
(PRWEB) January 28, 2001
Associated Press and PA News Partner to Provide British and Irish News and Sports to Web and Wireless Markets Throughout the Americas
NEW YORK, 25 January 2001 - AP Digital has partnered with the PA News to produce U. K. Reports, a service offering 24-hour breaking news and sports from Britain and Ireland to Web and wireless markets across the Americas.
The new international news service, which is delivered via the Web in easy-to-use packages,
Complements AP Digital's existing lineup of other world news products, such as the Kyodo World Service Reports, AP Online en Espanol, AP Top 10 Global news, and five other titles.
"With PA News as a content partner, AP Digital extends its international product offerings," said Thomas E. Slaughter, vice president and director of AP Digital. "We are pleased to work with PA News to bring British and Irish news to the Americas, with the same high measure of immediacy and integrity that AP Digital customers already expect and demand."
AP Digital provides PA News content to Web sites and wireless services via the Internet in two packages: Main News and Sports News. Both consist of Top 10 headlines, which are continuously updated and link to either news briefs or in-depth, full-length reports.
Coverage includes British and Irish politics and parliaments, health news, technology stories, business reports, education, London, celebrity, royalty, and entertainment. Additionally, coverage of 30 different sports, including cricket, rugby, soccer/European football, golf, horse racing, gaming, motor sports and tennis, is provided.
"This partnership with AP Digital gives us a valuable reach into the American market," said Jason Lambert, PA News account manager. "PA News content is available to AP Digital's American customers, allowing them to access our British and Irish news from the same place they get other world news from The Associated Press."
About PA News: The national news agency of the United Kingdom and Ireland, the Press Association deploys 500 reporters in 16 bureaus. PA News sets the British and Irish news agenda as the agency at the forefront of breaking national news. Visit PA News at www. pa. press. net.
About AP Digital: A division of The Associated Press, AP Digital offers news services with text, photos, audio, graphics and video on a wide variety of topics to the Web and wireless markets.
About The Associated Press: Founded in 1848, The Associated Press is the world's oldest and largest newsgathering organization, providing content to more than 15,000 news outlets with a daily reach of 1 billion people around the world. Its multimedia services are distributed by satellite and the Internet to more than 120 nations. For more information about The Associated Press, please visit www. ap. org. For more information about AP Digital, call 800-AP-CALL-1 or visit www. apdigitalnews. com.
CONTACTS:Fernando Ferre, Director of Marketing and Product Development, AP Digital
Tel.: (212) 621-7020 or email: fferre@ap. org
Spencer Samaroo, Communication Executive, PA News
Tel.: 44 (207) 963-7530 or email: spencer. samaroo@pa. press. net