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Shutterstock and AP renew multiyear distribution deal

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle react and wave as they leave Windsor Castle in a carriage after their wedding ceremony at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, near London, England, Saturday, May 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

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NEW YORK -- Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), a leading global technology company offering high-quality content, tools and services through its creative platform, today announced the renewal of its agreement with The Associated Press (AP) to distribute AP’s daily global photo output for license to customers based in the U.S., U.K. and Ireland.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wave as they leave Windsor Castle in a carriage after their wedding ceremony at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, Windsor, England, May 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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Tiger Woods reacts as he wins the Masters golf tournament April 14, 2019, in Augusta, Georgia. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

The three-year deal continues to give Shutterstock customers access to approximately 3,000 images daily, from breaking news to red carpets to live sporting events, as well as provides access to iconic news images from the vast AP Archive.

AP is a leading global news agency, delivering up-to-the-minute news, sports and entertainment images worldwide, including from every statehouse in the U.S. An independent, not-for-profit news organization with staffers in more than 250 locations around the world, AP is a recognized and globally trusted source for news as it happens.

“We are pleased to be able to extend our collaboration with AP and offer their award-winning images to our customers in the U.S., U.K. and Ireland,” said Donna Granato, General Manager of Shutterstock Editorial. “AP has a clear focus on newsgathering and is committed to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism. AP’s content is trusted globally and is in high demand among newsrooms and media outlets around the world.”

“We are delighted to continue our relationship with Shutterstock,” said Ted Mendelsohn, AP vice president for commercial and digital markets. “AP’s news content and Shutterstock’s strength in technology and visual discovery are a terrific match.” 

Explore the AP collection on Shutterstock here.


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Director of Media Relations
The Associated Press

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Senior Communications Associate
The Associated Press

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