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The Associated Press (AP) has entered a content partnership with Tokyo-based online news agency Spectee.

AP Video Hub 7 June 2017Spectee, which specialises in curating and publishing user-generated content (UGC) in real-time, will provide content to all AP Video Hub clients.

Using artificial intelligence with their patented technologies, Spectee reduces the time taken to analyse and sort user-generated video and images on social media. All content is verified, with licences acquired for publishing by broadcasters and digital publishers.

“One of the highlights of Video Hub’s video content is the breadth of UGC footage that our clients are able to access. By adding UGC from Spectee, we can offer more variety through a wider range of Japanese and international content. Plus, Spectee’s innovative artificial intelligence approach considerably accelerates the time taken to source, verify and publish their UGC footage,” said Paul Shanley, director of business development and partnerships at AP.

Kenjiro Murakami, founder and CEO at Spectee, added: “Working with AP provides us with an excellent opportunity to broaden the international reach of our user-generated video news content. For AP clients who already rely on the Video Hub platform for sourcing UGC, they will find Spectee news content is a valuable real-time resource for their Japanese and international news reporting.”

AP Video Hub provides customers with world news, entertainment, sport and lifestyle video and combines breaking news with relevant footage from AP’s archive.

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