27 April 2009

Free raw video, courtesy of the PA

A free Press Association video wire service will be available to regional newspapers from Tuesday 5 May, the PA Group has announced.

The video wire, which will be available on a trial basis, will provide raw, editable footage of the day's main stories. It will cover up to 30 stories a day across news, sport and entertainment, including interview clips and cutaways.

The agency says its training arm also will provide courses on video editing to help newspaper clients get full value from the new service.

PA has been producing pre-packaged video content for media websites since 2005, primarily as edited clips. This material will continue to be available.

However, as HoldtheFrontPage.co.uk reported, the new wire service is the first time that video has been available to customers on an unedited basis alongside text and picture content.

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