The team behind The Associated Press' market-leading video delivery platform has won the Chairman's Prize, an honor bestowed by the cooperative for a transformational offering that benefits AP and the news industry it serves.
AP Video Hub, a project that grew from AP’s multimillion-dollar investment to transform its entire video business, has quickly become the industry standard and allowed new video customers – newspapers, corporations and digital organizations – to use AP raw video on their websites. The platform has helped retain members and customers who lack the sophisticated infrastructures previously required to offer video to their audiences.
Simple, innovative and customer-centric in design, it allows customers to buy content effortlessly using an innovative new business model. AP Video Hub is used now by market leaders in more than 50 countries from China to the United States.
AP Video Hub continues to evolve, adding live coverage of breaking news, third-party and user-generated content.
The team representing AP Video Hub in its $20,000 award are Safia Azizi, platform curator, London; John Barrow, director of product design, New York; Sam Cohen, development director, Cranbury, New Jersey; Darren Long, head of international product delivery, London; and Paul Shanley, head of international products and partnerships, London.
The winners will be recognized tonight at a dinner in New York attended by the AP Board of Directors.