Reuters-TIMA provides Location Services to over 25 broadcasters across four continents04 May 2015
Since launching in February, Reuters-TIMA has provided global Location Services to over 25 clients across four continents, with CNN, Nippon TV, Euronews and Seven Network among the first broadcasters to use the new service.
Reuters-TIMA Location Services provides newsgathering facilities and support services on the ground during breaking news stories, most recently the Germanwings crash, the Tunisia museum shooting, border unrest between Saudi Arabia and Yemen as well as migrant boat disasters in the Mediterranean. The service also provides coverage from planned events including the 87th Academy Awards, the recent royal birth of Princess Charlotte, as well as the upcoming UK general election, G7 Summit in Bavaria and Russian Victory Day parade.
Reuters-TIMA Location Services was created in response to the increased demand for live content, combining Reuters’ unparalleled global editorial content, with TIMA’s cutting-edge technology and considerable experience of service delivery for the international media industry. From New York to Moscow and Rio to Singapore, plus a network of Middle Eastern offices, including TIMA’s facilities in Tehran, Reuters-TIMA Location Services has been set up to help broadcasters cover every major world event.
Tim Santhouse, Reuters’ Global Head of Video Products, says: “We’re delighted that such a broad range of broadcasters – large and small, public and commercial – have taken up the service, letting them focus on covering the story while we take care of the operational side, including technical and local knowledge.”
Alla Salehian, CEO of TIMA, says: “With strategically placed broadcast and satellite resources in regional hubs around the world, we’re able to respond quickly to breaking news. Since our partnership launch, the last two months have been exciting and fast-paced, responding to important global stories and working with key broadcasters.”