News agency Reuters and content service provider TIMA have teamed up to provide offer location services including studio facilities and logistical support to broadcasters and online media outlets.
The new venture, Reuters-TIMA Location Services, combines Reuters global editorial content with TIMA’s technology platform to create a news and editorial network to offer newsgathering facilities and support services.
Reuters-TIMA Location Services will offer production and editorial staff at events, access to events of regional significance, logistical services and customer support. The service will also give clients access to live studio facilities around the world, according to the pair.
The service will launch at the 87th Academy Awards ceremony on February 22, where live positions overlooking the red carpet will be provided to clients.
“International news stories today have more impact beyond their borders than ever before. Alongside this, there are an increasing number of TV channels across the world and a growing appetite for online video content. The result is a huge demand for live international video news and analysis 24-hours a day. Reuters-TIMA Location Services is uniquely equipped to support this trend in a way that is both affordable and of high quality,” said Alla Salehian, CEO of TIMA.