Thomson Reuters unveils new broadband video service

Thomson Reuters has announced plans to launch a broadband video platform for traders and investors that its head of multimedia believes will be ‘the future of news dissemination’.

The global news agency has hired more than 100 journalists and technical staff to work on the project, codenamed Reuters Insider, ahead of a full launch this summer.

The video service will be delivered by broadband direct to 500,000 subscribers’ desktop terminals, providing both live and on-demand access to markets coverage, analysis and breaking news.

Viewers will be able to tailor the service to suit their needs, adding personalised channels and opting to only receive stories about a particular market sector, such as commodities.

Thomson Reuters said it was looking to create partnerships with other content providers, allowing them to add their own video content to the service.

Writing for Press Gazette this morning, Thomson Reuters global head of multimedia Chris Cramer said: “We believe Reuters Insider is the future of news dissemination – delivering focused, fast, intelligent and relevant information to make our clients and customers smarter and more successful. Not broadcasting, but narrowcasting.”

• Chris Cramer explains the new service

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