ANN ARBOR MI (June 10 2008) – MediaSpan Group Inc. leading provider of proven mission-critical content management and workflow solutions for the newspaper magazine and Web publishing markets announced today the integration of its editorial solutions with the newest Associated Press (AP) content platform. Publishers utilizing MediaSpan’s powerful Jazbox and IQue/NewsEdit content management solutions will have the option to pull their AP stories photos and graphics from the Web through AP WebFeeds.
Dr. Frank Campagnoni MediaSpan Chief Executive Officer is excited to be able to offer yet more options to MediaSpan customers: “The integration with AP WebFeeds exemplifies MediaSpan’s focus on providing the best cutting-edge content management tools to our newspaper customers. Today’s publishers need solutions that will keep them current streamline their newsroom processes and help them save – and make – money. MediaSpan provides exactly that.”
"Serving more than 4 800 local newspaper radio and television properties MediaSpan is a critical player in this market " said Dwayne Desaulniers AP s Deputy Director of US Newspapers. “Newsrooms served by both AP and MediaSpan will have a distinct advantage because AP WebFeeds offers editors access to more and richer content than we re able to deliver via satellite. These news feeds will help content management in the newsroom and offer a more competitive feed when content is offered online.”
The Associated Press has been working closely with the MediaSpan development team to ensure a seamless user experience while providing more content options. “Our collaboration with AP highlights MediaSpan’s commitment to industry standards and our continuous pursuit of innovative solutions ” said Campagnoni.
Receiving content over the Internet has many advantages for local media properties including faster downloads reduction in maintenance costs enhanced search capabilities and multimedia feeds. Because editors can access AP from anywhere and because content is not stored on the newspaper’s servers there are further benefits for consolidated newspaper groups. MediaSpan customers will also gain from enhanced control over all types of content as well as bandwidth and storage savings.
MediaSpan Group Inc. (www.mediaspangroup.com) powers digital content management online marketing advertising and business productivity solutions for the world s leading media companies including Citadel/ABC Radio Sun Media Advance Publications MediaNews Gannett and Radio One. With more than 4 800 local newspaper radio and television properties relying on its solutions MediaSpan is the world’s largest network of local media companies and media consumers.
MediaSpan Media Software (www.mediaspansoftware.com) provides mission-critical pre-press infrastructure tools enabling efficient content delivery to consumers across print web and wireless platforms. MediaSpan Online Services (www.mediaspanonline.com) provides a comprehensive suite of website management and marketing solutions. The MediaSpan Network (www.mediaspannetwork.com) delivers an unparalleled national online advertising opportunity across over 1 400 local radio newspaper and television websites in 300 U.S. DMAs.
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