Reuters Picks MediaSpan to Develop News Production Platform

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By: E&P Staff

Reuters has announced that it has contracted with MediaSpan, a developer of digital content managment systems, to create a news publishing platform that will be deployed in the wire service’s bureaus around the world.

The new production platform will enable Reuters to produce multimedia news packages with text, graphics and video content in seven different languages. Reuters news is seen by over 1 billion people every day, and the system will benefit the 1,000+ customers who use of Reuters media, as well as more than 350,000 financial market professionals.

“Increasingly our customers demand that Reuters gives them a complete 360-degree view of stories, which pulls together all of the different elements of our multimedia news coverage” Thomas Defoe, Head of Product Management, Reuters News Production, said in a statement. “MediaSpan?s Jazbox will give us new, easy-to-use capabilities that will enable our journalists to significantly increase the breadth and depth of our output, at a lower cost. Reuters chose to partner with MediaSpan because of the company?s profile in the industry and track record in working with large media organizations, including leading news agencies. We believe that Jazbox comes closest to matching our vision for a multimedia news production platform.”

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