Next level up for ENEX Discovery

Luxembourg, 18 November 2019 – ENEX, an association of the world’s leading commercial broadcasters who share their news content and production resources, today announced the next phase of its rapidly growing social media newsgathering operation ENEX Discovery, joining forces with its partners to create a truly global service.

ENEX Discovery was launched in January 2019 with the appointment of Digital News Editor
Colm McGlinchey to source and verify online user-generated news content and to secure publication rights for its partners.

Now, ENEX Discovery has created a new online community which will include experienced journalists from its 57 partners around the world ensuring that user-generated material is being sourced and cleared for use – around the world and around the clock.

Originally, around 30 videos were being cleared each week by the teams in Luxembourg, Colombia and Australia. That figure now exceeds 230 videos per month and continues to rise.



Mark Evans
, Head of News at ENEX, says: “Up until now, ENEX’s newsrooms in Luxembourg, Colombia and Australia have been sourcing and clearing social media content for fast, safe use by all its partners. Now it is time to use the full power of the network to have partners clearing video for each other. It’s faster and more efficient and the potential for growth is huge. Restrictions of newsroom budgets and manpower and the explosion of social media content means this is a vital element of the future of newsgathering.”

 

The new global community also allows for the exchange of information, best-practice techniques and increased efficiency in alerting colleagues to fakes, deep fakes and mislabelled content. ENEX Discovery will be further formalised with a gathering of expert social media journalists from across the ENEX network in March 2020. The service is an addition to ENEX’s traditional role in exchanging self-sourced content across its global partner base and sharing production facilities.

 

Through the use of watermarking technology – which can identify exactly which video is being used on TV and where – the ENEX Discovery team can focus sharply on the right content and the right subjects. Thanks to this same tracking technology, ENEX Discovery can be sure of becoming an instrumental component in helping its partners cover breaking news stories as and when they happen. When Paris’ Notre Dame caught fire in April 2019, ENEX Discovery-sourced video was some of the fastest and most-used content of 2019. Equally, the ongoing demonstrations in Hong Kong are fertile ground for uncovering video that is not always safe for partners to cover themselves.

 


For further information please contact:

ENEX                                     
Mark Evans
H
ead of News
Phone: +352 691 992 198
mark_evans@enex.lu

ENEX Tech leaders met in Paris

What is over the horizon for technology for broadcast and digital journalism? ENEX Tech leaders met in Paris to share some of the answers.  More than 50 delegates from across the ENEX partnership group discussed innovations in Mobile Journalism (MOJO), the latest trends studio graphics and the new innovations in satellite technology.

There’s a lot going on at ENEX too with delegates learning more about the creation of the company’s new website and integration with AWS cloud services. Next year’s meeting is already scheduled to be at Red Bull Media House’s new media facility in Salzburg.

ENEX moves into Morocco

ENEX is continuing its expansion in the Middle East and North Africa by signing a new partner in Morocco.  MAP is Morocco’s leading news agency which also has plans to launch a full 24-hour news television channel in the near future.

MAP has newsgathering offices around the world and extensive links with most West African countries.  The cooperation partnership was signed in Rabat by ENEX’s Hamza El Attar, who is responsible for Enex Middle East Operations.

MAP’s Director General, Khalil Hachimi Idrissi welcomed the deal and the opportunities for international Enex content to reach Morocco and news from the region to be distributed to Enex’s partner stations. 

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ENEX signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the European Parliament in the run-up to next year’s European Elections

ENEX has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the European Parliament in the run-up to next year’s European Elections [May 23-26, 2019].

With Brexit approaching and volatile politics in many national elections, next spring’s European plebiscite is expected to be one of the most important and hotly contested in recent years. The MOU, signed by Jaume Duch, Director-General for Communication and Adrian Wells, Managing Director of ENEX, commits both organisations to cooperate in facilitating coverage of the elections for ENEX partners. Access to the EP’s audio-visual facilities, studios and interconnectivity is free for ENEX channels.

Attending the event were News Directors from CME stations including Venelin Pektov, bTV Bulgaria; Henrich Krejca, Markiza, Slovakia; Tjasa Slokar, POP TV, Slovenia; Kamil Houska, TV Nova, Czech Republic and Gabriela Popescu, Pro TV Romania.

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CCTV Content Now On ENEX

Content from CCTV, China is now available through ENEX.  CCTV’s agency ‘CCTV+’ produces about 80 news items per day from China and from its extensive network of bureaux around the world. ENEX will select the most relevant videos every day, according to the news agenda. Many ENEX partners already have a simple signed agreement with CCTV to facilitate use of the material. Read more