Getty Images and News Agency AFP Renew Leading Content Partnership
Getty Images, the world’s leader in visual communications, and Agence France-Presse (AFP), a leading global news agency, today announced the renewal and continuation of their longstanding content partnership. Since 2003, the global media companies have worked in partnership, leveraging their complementary strengths to ensure premium, comprehensive and up-to-the-minute coverage of News, Sports, and Entertainment imagery and video reaches news rooms and readers around the world.
The industry-leader in editorial content, Getty Images provides customers in nearly 200 countries with a depth, breadth and quality of coverage that is unmatched. From red carpet events to football stadiums to conflict zones and beyond, each year the company represents more than 130,000 news, sport and entertainment events around the globe. The world’s most-awarded photo business, its photographers have won 1,000+ major industry awards including the Pulitzer Prize, World Press Photo, Sony World Photography Awards, White House Photographer of the Year and Visa d'Or.
"Getty Images is proud to be associated with AFP and its rich history of journalistic excellence and to continue our longstanding and successful partnership,” said Lee Martin, Senior Vice President Sales, Getty Images. “Our respective businesses complement each other in bringing an unrivalled breadth, depth, reach and quality of coverage around world News, Sports and Entertainment imagery and video to customers around the globe.”
AFP, present in 150 countries, provides fast, verified and comprehensive coverage in text, photo, video, videographics and infographics of international news events – ranging from politics, the arts and the economy to the environment, sport and lifestyle. With its exceptional network of local correspondents and its experienced teams, AFP reports on world affairs in real time in six languages, applying rigorous standards, for major national and international media organisation.
“The renewal of our contract with Getty Images strengthens a relationship of trust that is regularly enriched,” said AFP’s Chairman Emmanuel Hoog. “Creating synergies with renowned partners enables us to stimulate the distribution and development of our content in a large number of countries.”