APTN, the video arm of The Associated Press, is releasing a fiber network that will link Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Washington, D.C., London, Paris Brussels and Rome. More cities will be added to service during 2004. The service, APTN Connect, enables a two-way transmission path for high-resolution video and uses 6.5 MB of portable bandwidth, which can be expanded up to 34 MB. Broadcasters, advertisers and public relations agencies will be able to make ad-hoc bookings to feed video events to newsrooms or international clients. APTN Connect goes live in January.
APTN Opens Tallahassee Bureau
Shedding more public light on the Sunshine State, the Associated Press' television arm, Associated Press Television News, will add Florida state capitol video coverage to its offerings with the launch of APTN Florida Dec. 1, the newsgathering consortium announced. It's the first state video service offered by AP. APTN