Longstanding partnership continues to provide news rooms around the world with great coverage of news, sport and entertainment imagery and video.

Getty Images, a world leader in visual communications, and Agence France-Presse (AFP), a leading global news agency, today announced the renewal and continuation of their longstanding content partnership.

Since 2003, the global media companies have worked in partnership, leveraging their considerable strengths to bring premium, comprehensive and up-to-the-minute coverage of news, sports, and entertainment imagery and video to news rooms and readers around the world.

Editorial content giant, Getty Images, provides customers in nearly 200 countries with coverage of enviable depth, breadth and quality. From red carpet events to football stadiums to conflict zones and beyond, each year the company represents more than 130,000 news, sport and entertainment events around the globe.

The decorated photo business, its photographers have won over 1,000 major industry awards including the Pulitzer Prize, World Press Photo, Sony World Photography Awards, White House Photographer of the Year and Visa d'Or.

Lee Martin, senior vice president of sales at Getty Images, said: 

"Getty Images is proud to be associated with AFP and its rich history of journalistic excellence and to continue our longstanding and successful partnership.”

“Our respective businesses complement each other in bringing an unrivalled breadth, depth, reach and quality of coverage around world News, Sports and Entertainment imagery and video to customers around the globe,” he added.

AFP, present in 150 countries, provides fast, verified and comprehensive coverage in text, photo, video, videographics and infographics of international news events. It covers a range of issues through politics, the arts and the economy to the environment, sport and lifestyle.

With its exceptional network of local correspondents and its experienced teams, AFP reports on world affairs in real time in six languages, applying rigorous standards, for major national and international media organisation.

Emmaneul Hogg, chairman at AFP, said:

“The renewal of our contract with Getty Images strengthens a relationship of trust that is regularly enriched.”

“Creating synergies with renowned partners enables us to stimulate the distribution and development of our content in a large number of countries,” he added. 

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