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AP Global Media Services offers Tokyo live reporting solutions


AP Global Media Services (GMS), the production arm of The Associated Press, will offer multiple on-air reporting solutions for broadcasters and publishers in several languages at the upcoming Tokyo Summer Games.

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AP GMS stand-up position outside National Stadium, Tokyo. (AP Photo)

Through custom live shots and exclusive stand-up positions, GMS is equipped to deliver live reporting capabilities in Tokyo for news outlets across the globe.

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AP GMS stand-up position at Zojoji Temple, Tokyo. (AP Photo)

Experienced broadcast journalists are available for custom live reports and bespoke edited packages in English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese and Luxembourgish. AP Sports reporters covering the games are also available for live interviews in English.

GMS will provide exclusive live stand-up positions in Tokyo featuring the new National Stadium and Zojoji Temple and Tokyo Tower. These locations do not require IOC accreditation to access and are included in the official Activity Plan for media covering the Games.

“Many news organizations are unable to send correspondents to Tokyo because of pandemic-related restrictions, but that doesn’t mean they can’t offer live coverage of the Summer Games to their audiences,” said Ciaran McQuillan, head of GMS special events for Asia. “GMS can help bring their viewers to the Games through bespoke live reports, as well as supply the technology and facilities needed by outlets who may have reporters in the city but are unable to send full crews.”

AP is the essential source for coverage of the Summer Games in all formats, offering around-the-clock news coverage of 33 sports and 50 disciplines.

Live positions and custom interviews are available beginning July 20 through Aug. 9. More information can be found online.

To reserve a live broadcast interview or live position, email


Lauren Easton
Global Director of Media Relations and Corporate Communications
The Associated Press

Patrick Maks
Media Relations Manager
The Associated Press

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