wochit Signs Strategic Multi Year Deal with Agence France Presse (AFP)

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wochit video creators are now able to incorporate up-to-the-minute video from one of the world’s most trusted global news agencies.

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wochit announced today that it has signed a strategic multi-year license agreement with AFP. Publishers, journalists, bloggers, YouTubers and other wochit clients will now be able to create custom videos through the wochit platform that include first class content from AFP, in real time, 24/7. Watch the partnership overview on the video creation platform’s blog.

“By working with wochit, AFP is able to extend its digital content to more traditional and independent video publishers than ever before,” said Olivier Lombardie, Marketing and Sales Director of AFP. “We believe wochit has a winning formula for empowering publishers, networks and independent creators to create quality digital video, from their own stories, in minutes.”

wochit has existing partnerships with the Associated Press, Getty Images, Reuters and more. wochit is the only video creation platform in the world that provides storytellers with access to such a wide and rich selection of premium content.

“wochit is thrilled to be working with one of the world’s most trusted sources of independent news gathering,” said Dror Ginzberg, CEO of wochit. “With the addition of AFP’s licensed content, wochit further empowers our creators to publish even higher quality videos with content generated from 150 countries from all around the globe.”

About wochit

wochit is a revolution in short form video. wochit’s cloud-based video creation platform enables publishers, marketers, bloggers, journalists, and any storyteller to instantly create a video from any story and economically scale branded, original video content. Covering breaking news, trending topics, creative storytelling, and more, wochit provides licensed assets from some of the biggest providers in the world while also enabling its clients own assets to be mixed into the story. Within minutes, wochit clients have a ready-to-publish video for web, social and mobile. wochit is the winner of both the Gutenberg Prize for its technology in the field of journalism, and Digiday’s Best Video Technology Innovation, and for its significant impact on clients’ bottom line. The company investors include Cedar Fund, Greycroft Partners, Marker LLC and Redpoint Ventures. wochit is based in New York, with offices in Los Angeles, London and Tel Aviv. Find out more at wochit.com

About AFP

AFP is a global news agency delivering fast, accurate, in-depth coverage of the events shaping our world from conflicts to politics, sports, entertainment and the latest breakthroughs in health, science and technology. With 2,326 staff spread across almost every country, AFP covers the world 24 hours a day in six languages. AFP delivers the news in video, text, photos, multimedia and graphics to a wide range of customers including newspapers and magazines, radio and TV channels, web sites and portals, mobile operators, corporate clients as well as public institutions.

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