TVN Agency and Associated Press announce content distribution agreement

TVN Agency in Poland and The Associated Press have agreed to share video archives as part of a content distribution agreement. For the global sales collaboration, TVN Agency, department of commercial Polish television network, and AP Archive, the commercial video footage arm of AP, will promote each other’s content, starting in the first quarter of 2011.

“Cooperation with the AP is the finest confirmation of our role and quality of services offered on the Polish news distribution market,” Tomasz Nabakowski, TVN Agency CEO, said. “The cooperation is possible thanks to the high quality of content and services we provide and our flexible approach towards clients’ needs”.

AP Archive has material dating back to the beginning of the 20th century. With an archive of over 700,000 stories, it is rich in its coverage of events, war and conflict, politics, disasters, environment, culture, social history, human interest, science, entertainment and sport. The collection is updated daily with the global news coverage of AP Television News and contains footage from many major content providers.

Alwyn Lindsey, AP's director of international archives, said: “Poland is a really exciting market for our content and we believe that TVN is exceptionally well positioned to grow our sales there. Equally, TVN's archive is very impressive and we look forward to exposing it to a global audience”.

Archived video footage from the two media organizations will be made available on the TVN Agency website at and on the AP Archive website at

TVN Agency will market AP’s video archive to customers in Poland while AP will market TVN’s content in the global market outside of Poland.

Launched in 2009, TVN Agency is primarily a distributor of video news content prepared on the basis of resources from TVN Group’s television channels: TVN24, TVN, TVN CNBC, TVN Meteo, TVN Warszawa and web service. TVN Agency provides its services chiefly in Poland and in neighboring countries of the CEE region. Nevertheless, the company has offered broadcast services during events taking place in other parts of the world, e.g. during summer Olympic Games in Beijing or winter Olympics in Vancouver where TVN Agency was one out of two companies offering global signal uplink and content delivery. TVN Agency has at its disposal archives of content from TVN thematic channels and other productions TVN was involved in. Access to materials including video news items, pictures and thematic compilations is available from TVN Agency's website at TVN Agency additionally owns unique database of aerial footage in HD quality including over 1,500 minutes of materials produced using Robinson R44 Raven II Newscopter HD. We offer also broadcast services, such as SNG trucks' rental, OB-Vans, ENG equipment, R44 Raven II Newscopter HD and virtual set. Moreover, with transmission over satellite and fiber networks we offer playout services and teleport. TVN Agency also offers television production, creation of multimedia resources for Internet productions, aerial footage, rental of production and post-production facilities. Our services are offered to foreign media companies: newsgathering organizations (we are already working with Reuters and APTN), TV stations (we have offered services to CNN, BBC, Euronews, ZDF, Russia Today and Al Jazeera, among others), production companies (we have established business relationship with INS, Gloway, Overon, Flying Colors and Mediaset) whereas in Poland our services are of benefit to Internet portals, publishing companies, television producers, commercial companies and public administration.

More information to be found at our website:

Detailed information regarding our agreement with Associated Press:
Anna Odzeniak
Sales coordinator/ News Producer
Agency Services
TVN News & Services Agency
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