Associated Press Television News
, abbreviated as either AP Television News
, is a global video news agency.
AP Television News is the video
division of the Associated Press
. It provides many of the world broadcasters
with a round-the-clock continuous feed of news, sports, entertainment and feature video content. Associated Press Television News Ltd. is a UK corporation owned and controlled by the Associated Press
Headquartered in North London
, AP Television News was founded in 1994 as Associated Press Television or APTV. They moved to their present headquarters in 1999 when APTV bought out competitor Worldwide Television News (WTN) and the WTN building and facilities were deemed more suitable than the existing AP resources.
Since its rebranding in 2005, the APTN name and logo has been dropped in favour of "AP Television News", featuring the red AP logo of the Associated Press
to emphasise its connection to the AP. However, many broadcasters still refer to the television organization as APTN.
APTN distributes video to its client broadcasters around the world, mostly by satellite
. Many major broadcasters and networks
rely heavily upon APTN for major breaking news
from around the world. The company also provides specilalised "Broadcast Services" for its clients, such as editing, crewing or satellite feeds from news and sports events. Historical footage is also made available from its extensive film and video archives, which date back... Read More