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AP expands China video news offering with CCTV+ collaboration

As global interest in China continues to grow, The Associated Press has extended its existing relationship with CCTV+, the video news agency of China Central Television, to bring its comprehensive video news coverage to the online AP Video Hub platform.

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AP Video Hub customers will now be able to access and use CCTV+ video news from China on a daily basis.

CCTV+ is well known globally for the quality and depth of its video news coverage in China. In addition to covering top news stories, the network is recognized for its breadth of coverage, including offering the Chinese perspective on local and global news.

Recent high-profile stories include the 19th National People’s Congress in Beijing, U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit to China, and the Sanchi oil tanker collision in the East China Sea.

Paul Shanley, director of business development and partnerships at AP, said: “By extending our relationship with CCTV+, the AP is providing unrivaled video news content from China. This means we are continuing to deliver on our mission to provide our Video Hub customers with the most extensive selection of global video news possible.”

Ben Jiang, head of sales and marketing at CCTV+, said: “Working with a leading news distributor like The Associated Press helps us fulfil our commitment to telling China's story to the rest of the world. With our content now available to AP Video Hub customers, we are able to reach an even wider range of news providers across the globe.”

CCTV+ content has for years been offered via the AP Media Port service and to AP Archive clients. In addition to video news from CCTV+, customers of Video Hub have access to international news providers such as Japan’s Spectee and South Korea’s YTN.

AP Video Hub launched in 2012 to address the increase in demand from online publishers for video news. The platform was an industry first, giving AP customers access to world news, entertainment, sport and lifestyle video, as well as combining breaking news with relevant footage from AP’s historical archive. The result was the development of richer online storytelling for digital publishers, many of whom lack the technical infrastructure to handle satellite news feeds.


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About CCTV+

CCTV+, a leading video news agency of China news and Chinese perspective on international news, offers the quality video news and archive to global media and production companies. Founded in 2010, CCTV+ now releases around 80 news stories, 24 hours a day with scripts in English, French, Russian, Arabic and Spanish through GDS: www.cctvplus.com.

Contact

Scott McLean
The Associated Press -- International inquiries
+44 (0) 7917 095 695
scott.mclean@timihub.com

Lauren Easton
Director of Media Relations
The Associated Press
212-621-7005
leaston@ap.org

Haley HE
CCTV+
Asia-Pacific & the Americas
heliyun@cctvplus.com

Xiao YU
CCTV+
Europe and the Middle East
yuxiao@cctvplus.com

Edward YAN
CCTV+
Africa
yanshiwei@cctvplus.com

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