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EurActiv & EUX.TV announce online video joint venture

Date

11 May 2010

Sections

Public Affairs
EU Priorities 2020

EurActiv.com and EUX.TV have announced the formation of a joint venture to produce and publish online video content focused on European Union policies and politics. The joint company will cooperate to produce video reports and interviews, which will be available to viewers via both the EurActiv Network's sites, including its blogging platform Blogactiv.eu, and EUX.TV’s YouTube channel.

Raymond Frenken, EUX.TV's founder and the chief editor and managing director of the new EurActiv EUX.TV Video sprl, said the partnership represents a "promising new future for EUX.TV, and a bold step for EurActiv."

Christophe Leclercq, the founder and publisher of EurActiv, described Frenken as "a pioneer in EU affairs video on the web. Raymond was first in the market and has built both impressive expertise and a strong reputation. We are excited to add those strengths of EUX.TV's to EurActiv's commercial and distribution strengths."

Rick Zedník, chief executive of EurActiv.com, added that, "Through this alliance, we will produce the top quality video content that viewers have come to expect of EUX.TV and deliver it to the hundreds of thousands of visitors using EurActiv sites each month. Starting on Blogactiv, following market demand, we will gradually add more videos, then occasionally on EurActiv.com policy sections and, where relevant, on our 11-country Network."

Media contacts:

Raymond Frenken, Chief Editor & Managing Director, EUX.TV, Tel. +32 472 457 269, raymond@eux.tv

Rick Zedník, Chief Executive, EurActiv.com, Tel. +32 2 226 5812, ceo@euractiv.com

Christophe Leclercq, Publisher, EurActiv.com, Tel. +32 2 226 5813, publisher@euractiv.com

Note to the editor: 

EUX.TV, the European affairs channel, is a video production company and an official YouTube partner channel. It covers European policies with news reports, debates, interviews and an editorial selection of public video footage made available to broadcasters by the European institutions. Since its creation in 2006, the channel has generated more than seven million video views. The channel can be viewed at www.youtube.com/EUXTV

www.EurActiv.com is the independent online media network dedicated to EU policy, counting 590,000 monthly unique visitors together with the Web 2.0 platform Blogactiv.eu. Set up in 1999, the network is an important working instrument for actors (institutions, industry federations, NGOs, think tanks, the press and others) involved in defining or influencing EU policies. The EurActiv Network publishes EU policy news and information in 11 languages from offices in the capitals of 11 European countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, and Turkey. The Network's national policy portals are accessible here www.euractiv.com/en/Fixed/about/crosslingual.htm

In order to provide free services and ensure independence, EurActiv's services are financed from four sources: corporate sponsoring, EurActor membership, online advertising and EU projects. EurActiv's CrossLingual Network is supported by the European Commission’s Small Business Act / SME Week campaign, and by the Directorates General for Regional Policy and for Enlargement. General sponsors of www.EurActiv.com are: Assembly of European Regions, Enel, ExxonMobil, First Solar, GE Energy, INRIA, the Nickel Institute, TUSIAD, United Technologies and VISA Europe. Section sponsors of www.EurActiv.com are: Coca-Cola, Dow, the EU Bookshop, EURid, Euro-ciett, Gasunie, General Electric, Honeywell, IBM, Microsoft, MSD, Nike, Syngenta, Unilever, and Veolia. Further supporters include: Organisation International de la Francophonie. EurActiv also has 60 “content partners” (NGOs & think tanks) as well as ca. 500 “contributors”, providing their policy positions for free publication, based on EurActiv's editorial discretion. Input welcome: editor@euractiv.com

EurActiv content extracts can be re-used freely by other media, subject to clear attribution, and copy sent to content@euractiv.com.

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