ENPS Transition to AP Media API
AP has announced plans to retire what have been two longtime critical components of its wire delivery architecture: the Webfeeds delivery system, which feeds AP wires into ENPS and other systems, and ANPA, an older format for transmitting wire copy which has been supplanted by various XML-based formats. This retirement will take place at the end of 2022, in favor of AP’s new Media API, which was released in 2018 and has numerous advantages over the technologies being retired.
If you are currently ingesting Webfeeds content into ENPS, no action is necessary at this time. However, should you wish to get ahead of this impending change, you will be able to upgrade ENPS sometime in 2021 to a version which includes native support for the Media API. At that time, you can also submit contact information for whomever in your newsroom will handle the transition. They will receive an API key which will be needed to implement the change in ENPS – instructions on doing so we will be provided as part of the ENPS upgrade.
If you choose not to upgrade ENPS in 2021, you will need to upgrade prior to the end of 2022 in order to continue ingesting AP wire content into ENPS natively.
If you are unable to complete an upgrade before the end of 2022, you will need to use the free Media API agent to download your AP wires locally and have ENPS ingest them from a local directory. The AP team will provide you full support to make this transition smooth.
If you have any questions, please contact the ENPS helpdesk.
U.S. & Americas: +1-866-ENPS-911 / +1-202-641-9641
Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific: +44-20-7482-7707