AP Hikes Fees; Will Launch Online Video for Radio, Other Clients

AP Hikes Fees; Will Launch Online Video for Radio, Other Clients
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The Associated Press plans to launch an online video news network for use by newspaper, television and radio Web sites. The digital video network would be ad-supported and available through AP member Web sites.
The company says the product positions AP and its members to take advantage of growing demand for online video. AP announced the plan as its board met this week.
Separately, the board approved a 2.2 percent general assessment increase for members next year, coupling it with a new licensing policy for online use of AP content. The rate increase takes effect Jan. 1, and applies to basic and supplemental services for AP's 1,500 newspaper and 5,000 broadcast members. AP said the rate increase is one of its lowest in 35 years.
In addition, the board approved a total 4.5 percent increase for some broadcast services.

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