Reuters-TIMA rolls out its services across major international cities

London, October 2015: Reuters-TIMA – which launched in February this year – is expanding its network by adding studio hubs in major international cities in order to meet the demand for news services among its global clients.

Reuters-TIMA filming the migrant crisis on the Hungarian-Serbian border.
Reuters-TIMA covering the migrant crisis
Filming on the Hungarian-Serbian border.
The new studio locations will be based in Moscow and Rio de Janeiro and will provide unprecedented access to breaking news and events, together with logistical and editorial support. This will improve services for clients in the run up to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and the 2018 World Cup in Russia, as well as coverage of other major stories from the region. This comes hot on the heels of the opening of an office in New York’s Times Square, the heart of the city’s commercial district, to complement Reuters-TIMA’s existing UN facility in New York.

Reuters, the world’s largest international multimedia news agency, teamed up with TIMA (The International Media Associates) – a global facilities and content services provider – in order to deliver state-of-the-art location services, including studio facilities and logistical support, to broadcasters and online publishers. Over 30 major media outlets have used the service to date, including CNN, Nippon TV, Euronews and Seven Network.

Recent stories covered by Reuters-TIMA include the twin bombings in Ankara during the pro-Kurdish and labour activists’ rally, the Papal visit to Cuba and North America in September and the European immigration crisis. Upcoming events booked by global clients include the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21) which will be held near Paris and the UN General Assembly in New York.

The partnership brings together invaluable local knowledge with strategically placed broadcast and mobile resources. From robust satellite uplinks in America, Europe and Asia, to live feed services via dedicated fibre circuits, Reuters-TIMA has the technical facilities in place to greatly improve services for clients.

Reuters-TIMA is set up to cover every major world event with a network extending from Washington to Singapore, with a number of Middle Eastern offices, including TIMA’s facilities in Tehran.

Tim Santhouse, Reuters’ Global Head of Video Products, says: “We are committed to providing a comprehensive international broadcast service which is well-placed to cover all major international stories. At a time when many news organisations are reducing their resources, we are actively investing in our services so we can effectively respond to our clients’ needs.”

Alla Salehian, CEO of TIMA, says: “We are creating an infrastructure to help broadcasters cover the news more cost-efficiently and are therefore proud to unveil the new studio hubs. Once these are fully operational, we will be looking towards Asia and Africa.”
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