Reuters-TIMA expands to Rio and Moscow ahead of Olympics and World Cup
Reuters-TIMA, which launched earlier this year, is expanding its network by adding studio hubs in major international cities in order to meet demand for news services among clients. The new studio locations will be based in Moscow and Rio de Janeiro and will provide access to breaking new and events, together with editorial and logistical support. This should improve services for clients in the run up to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
News agency Reuters teamed up with TIMA (The International Media Associates) in order to deliver location services, including studio facilities and logistical support, to broadcasters and online publishers. Over 30 media outlets have used the service to date, including CNN, Nippon TV, Euronews and Seven Network. Reuters-TIMA is set to cover every major work event with a network extending from Washington to Singapore, with a number of Middle Eastern offices, including TIMA’s facilities in Tehran.
All Salehian, CEO of TIMA said, “We are creating an infrastructure to help broadcasters cover the news more cost-efficiently and are therefore proud to unveil the new studio hubs. Once these are fully operational, we will be looking towards Asia and Africa.”