WorldNow Web Developers Team with AP

AP Television Inks Deal to Help Build TV Station Sites



Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from WorldNow

    LAS VEGAS, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Publishing AP content onto
 broadcaster's Web sites just got easier. The Associated Press and WorldNow,
 the leading provider of Internet technology solutions for local news and
 information providers, have entered into an agreement to make Web publishing
 less costly for AP Television members that are affiliates of WorldNow.
     The agreement allows WorldNow to receive, on behalf of AP member stations,
 AP's new Web-ready XML national and international multimedia news services
 into a central location. This enables WorldNow to efficiently incorporate AP
 content into timely packages that are quickly distributed to stations, which
 are licensed to publish that information on their Web sites.
     In addition, WorldNow will also use AP's Electronic News Production System
 (ENPS) software to manage its content. Under this agreement, broadcasters
 working with AP and WorldNow can more readily take advantage of AP
 content -- text, graphics, photos, audio and video -- to enhance their brands
 online.
     "AP's goal is to make it simple for our members to use our rich multimedia
 content on their Web sites," said James R. Williams III, vice president and
 director of AP's broadcast division. "AP members working with WorldNow can
 more easily customize and enhance their Web sites using AP's worldwide news
 and information resources. This agreement demonstrates AP's commitment to
 helping our members extend their brands and garner non-traditional revenues
 online."
     WorldNow's integrated technology platform, site-management tools, training
 and support and unique revenue programs enable its affiliates to build leading
 Internet businesses that leverage and enhance their strong station brands.
 AP's rich, multimedia news, sports, business, entertainment and weather
 content empower broadcaster Web sites with time-sensitive reporting from the
 most trusted and reliable news source.
     "Our business is to empower local broadcasters to grow their audience,
 enhance their brand and drive new profits on the Internet," said Gary
 Gannaway, Chairman and CEO of WorldNow. "We believe that working with AP --
 the world's premier news organization -- will benefit local broadcaster
 efforts to build a competitive online business. Combining WorldNow's
 technology with AP's content is a compelling strategy for any broadcaster."
     WorldNow enables station staff, regardless of technical skill level, to
 publish original content, post advertising and deliver interactive features to
 the Web, wireless devices and desktop applications. WorldNow helps stations
 develop a unique strategic vision that leverages the station's established
 brand position, its local content and its exceptional promotional abilities,
 as well as generate new sources of revenue on the Internet.
     WorldNow's Network of partner affiliates, the largest Network of news and
 information destinations in the world, currently includes over 125 NBC, CBS,
 ABC, FOX and independent television stations in over half of the top 100
 markets.
 
     About the Associated Press
     More than 1,000 U.S. media Web sites and 5,000 television and radio
 stations depend on the Associated Press for text stories, audio, video,
 graphics, and photo services for building their on-air and online products and
 services. AP offers coverage of news, sports, business news, political news,
 technology news, entertainment and weather. AP also serves more than 1,300
 newspapers. For more information, go to http://www.apbroadcast.com.
 
     About WorldNow
     WorldNow is the leading provider of Internet technology solutions for
 local news and information providers. Through its partnerships with over 125
 local television stations, WorldNow has built the largest network of local
 news and information destinations in the world. WorldNow builds and supports
 an integrated, cost-effective software solution that diminishes the
 technological barriers to entry, allowing broadcasters to establish superior
 Internet businesses. WorldNow's singular vision is to enable local
 broadcasters to easily deliver targeted, branded information to anyone,
 anywhere, anytime. More information is available at the award-winning Web site
 http://www.worldnow.com.
 
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    LAS VEGAS, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Publishing AP content onto
 broadcaster's Web sites just got easier. The Associated Press and WorldNow,
 the leading provider of Internet technology solutions for local news and
 information providers, have entered into an agreement to make Web publishing
 less costly for AP Television members that are affiliates of WorldNow.
     The agreement allows WorldNow to receive, on behalf of AP member stations,
 AP's new Web-ready XML national and international multimedia news services
 into a central location. This enables WorldNow to efficiently incorporate AP
 content into timely packages that are quickly distributed to stations, which
 are licensed to publish that information on their Web sites.
     In addition, WorldNow will also use AP's Electronic News Production System
 (ENPS) software to manage its content. Under this agreement, broadcasters
 working with AP and WorldNow can more readily take advantage of AP
 content -- text, graphics, photos, audio and video -- to enhance their brands
 online.
     "AP's goal is to make it simple for our members to use our rich multimedia
 content on their Web sites," said James R. Williams III, vice president and
 director of AP's broadcast division. "AP members working with WorldNow can
 more easily customize and enhance their Web sites using AP's worldwide news
 and information resources. This agreement demonstrates AP's commitment to
 helping our members extend their brands and garner non-traditional revenues
 online."
     WorldNow's integrated technology platform, site-management tools, training
 and support and unique revenue programs enable its affiliates to build leading
 Internet businesses that leverage and enhance their strong station brands.
 AP's rich, multimedia news, sports, business, entertainment and weather
 content empower broadcaster Web sites with time-sensitive reporting from the
 most trusted and reliable news source.
     "Our business is to empower local broadcasters to grow their audience,
 enhance their brand and drive new profits on the Internet," said Gary
 Gannaway, Chairman and CEO of WorldNow. "We believe that working with AP --
 the world's premier news organization -- will benefit local broadcaster
 efforts to build a competitive online business. Combining WorldNow's
 technology with AP's content is a compelling strategy for any broadcaster."
     WorldNow enables station staff, regardless of technical skill level, to
 publish original content, post advertising and deliver interactive features to
 the Web, wireless devices and desktop applications. WorldNow helps stations
 develop a unique strategic vision that leverages the station's established
 brand position, its local content and its exceptional promotional abilities,
 as well as generate new sources of revenue on the Internet.
     WorldNow's Network of partner affiliates, the largest Network of news and
 information destinations in the world, currently includes over 125 NBC, CBS,
 ABC, FOX and independent television stations in over half of the top 100
 markets.
 
     About the Associated Press
     More than 1,000 U.S. media Web sites and 5,000 television and radio
 stations depend on the Associated Press for text stories, audio, video,
 graphics, and photo services for building their on-air and online products and
 services. AP offers coverage of news, sports, business news, political news,
 technology news, entertainment and weather. AP also serves more than 1,300
 newspapers. For more information, go to http://www.apbroadcast.com.
 
     About WorldNow
     WorldNow is the leading provider of Internet technology solutions for
 local news and information providers. Through its partnerships with over 125
 local television stations, WorldNow has built the largest network of local
 news and information destinations in the world. WorldNow builds and supports
 an integrated, cost-effective software solution that diminishes the
 technological barriers to entry, allowing broadcasters to establish superior
 Internet businesses. WorldNow's singular vision is to enable local
 broadcasters to easily deliver targeted, branded information to anyone,
 anywhere, anytime. More information is available at the award-winning Web site
 http://www.worldnow.com.
 
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