SES expands partnership with AFP for its live news platform AFPTV Live

Agence France-Presse (AFP), a global news agency, is extending its partnership with SES, enabling its customers to continue leveraging the innovative AFPTV Live platform for real-time access to live news and events from around the world, both companies announced.

What is the market offering of AFPTV Live?

AFPTV Live, based on SES 360, offers a platform that enables global users to access AFP’s live video news feeds and deliver content to their news studios via IP in a simple and secure way. Additionally, customers can also plan their news coverage with real-time information, collaborative agenda features and a chat tool connecting them to AFPTV’s Live editors.

Since the platform’s launch in 2018, AFP and SES have introduced numerous new features to optimise the user experience and capabilities, making it the first of its kind to offer features like replaying, refeeding, downloading and clipping live content from a single user interface.

What does the partnership mean for stakeholders?

“AFP is an iconic news organisation serving a huge, global audience with trusted, real-time multimedia news content,” commented Norbert Hölzle, Global Head of Media at SES.

Norbert Hölzle, Global Head of Media at SES
Norbert Hölzle, Global Head of Media at SES

“We are delighted to continue working side by side with AFP to expand and enhance the capabilities of the AFPTV Live platform with cutting-edge technology that makes it easier for AFP’s customers to find and deliver the most important news to their audience,” Hölzle said.

“AFP is a visual-first news agency, with an unmatched network based in 260 locations around the world,” said Marie-Noëlle Vallès, Video Business Development Strategy Director at AFP.

“Our ability to seamlessly deliver our 1200+ live video news feeds every month on a massive scale is crucial. As our AFPTV Live platform continues to impress our clients with its ease of use, we look forward to collaborating with SES to keep improving it in the years ahead.”

To find out more about AFPTV Live, please visit their case study page.