As one of the world's leading international news agencies dpa maintains four editorially-independent but closely linked networks of bureaux, correspondents and staff around the globe.
Commercial and strategic cooperation agreements with national and international partners complement these operations, leading to a merging of strengths from which the customer benefits.
ANN – the Asia News Network
In October 2008, dpa started its cooperation with the Asia News Network (ANN), the world's most active newspaper alliance. dpa is ANN's exclusive syndication partner and as such, distributes news and features originating from ANN.
The ANN was founded in 1999 with the aim of uniting Asian newspapers. Today, the network is an alliance of 21 leading daily newspapers from 19 Asian countries.
The service is a selection of over 50 articles per day from the creme de la creme of Asian newspapers and is available seven days per week. It provides news, in-depth analyses, opinion pieces, commentaries and backgrounds on politics, economics, health and science, culture and entertainment, offering a unique “Asian point of view” on Asian and Global issues. In addition, the ANN service includes features stories, some of which are illustrated.
- The Philippine Daily Inquirer (Philippines)
- China Post (Taiwan)
- The Straits Times (Singapore)
- Sin Chew Daily (Malaysia)
- The Star (Malaysia)
- China Daily (China)
- The Korea Harald (South Korea)
- The Statesman (India)
- Dawn (Pakistan)
- The Nation (Thailand)
- The Kathmandu Post (Nepal)
- The Island (Thailand)
- The Daily Star (Bangladesh)
- The Jakarta Post (Indonesia)
- Vietnam News (Vietnam)
- Kuensel (Bhutan)
- Rasmei Kampuchea (Cambodia)
- Vientiane Times (Laos)
- Brunei Times (Brunei)
The German Press Agency dpa links the Asia News Network (ANN) with Yahoo!
Hamburg/Bangkok, Yahoo! has added the Asia News Networks news and features to its world wide websites since July 2010. A deal organising the cooperation of the network of leading Asian newspapers and the premium portal was negotiated by the German Press Agency dpa, syndication rights holder at ANN. ANN has since then delivered selected text and photo to Yahoo under a three year agreement to support Yahoo’s efforts to cover Asia best.
"As an alliance of credible news sources, we are delighted to be working with Yahoo! to propel Asian news and information to readers worldwide. We hope the readers get to know Asia as well as we do through this new Yahoo! service," said Pana Janviroj, executive director, Asia News Network
“Yahoo!’s partnership with ANN means a greater and richer variety of stories for our users – stories that are told from a local perspective across Asia. It also symbolizes the trust and friendship that we share with newspaper publishers.” Alan Soon Managing Editor Yahoo! Southeast Asia
”From the beginning of our commitment with ANN we were convinced of the high value the ANN selection of finest articles has for the world wide readership. We are happy to see this belief approved now.” Michael Segbers, Senior Vice President at dpa said.
Yahoo! attracts hundreds of millions of users every month through its innovative technology and engaging content and services, making it one of the most trafficked Internet destinations and a world class online media company. Yahoo!'s vision is to be the center of people's online lives by delivering personally relevant, meaningful Internet experiences. Yahoo! is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.
Monthly football columns in English, Spanish and Arabic
Franz Beckenbauer and César Lius Menotti
Football columns giving an insight into one of the world's most popular sports are an excellent medium to gain customer loyalty. The gms football columns allow your readers an insight into the thoughts and views of two of the sport's best known and most passionate football celebrities.
Franz Beckenbauer and César Luis Menotti comment on the latest developments in the world of football, providing varying points of views on issues including tournaments, matches, backgrounds on coaches and players as well as FIFA news. These football legends can furnish you and your readers with valuable background information and comments as well as insights into upcoming events. gms offers you that certain something for your sports pages while keeping the right amount of exclusiveness in your region.
Franz Beckenbauer started his career in 1954 with amateur club SC Munich 06 but the "Kaiser", as he is affectionately known, spent most of his playing years at Germany's top club Bayern Munich, where he won four Bundesliga titles and three European Cups. His brilliant career also included winning the World Cup as a player in 1974 and in 1990 as coach of the German team. He is a member of the FIFA Executive committee and, in 2006, celebrated the World Cup in Germany as president of the Organizing Committee.
César Luis Menotti started his football career in 1960 at Rosario Central in Argentina. The highlight of his football life came in 1978 when he, as the National Team's coach, led Argentina to the World Cup. Many successful stages as coach of different teams, including Spanish giant Barcelona, complete his unique career in the football industry.
The columns are produced once a month and are exclusive to gms. Each column contains about 600-700 words in 60 to 70 lines and covers the most relevant football events and matches worldwide. The columns are delivered via Email.
PIB Features is one of the leading suppliers of entertaining content to the media in Scandinavia. PIB Features - founded in 1899 - combine longstanding knowhow with the latest features in comic strips, crosswords and puzzles.
Laughing is healthy. Keep your readers healthy with funny and colourful comics.
dpa global media service offers comic strips and games as extra value to their clients. Via our cooperation with the Danish agency PIB dpa clients get access to fresh unique content.
The desert island is a classical topic in a joke. Robinson proves that the variations are infinite. The most incredible things can happen to a man on a sandbar with a palm tree. Robinson is created by Danish artist Rasmus Julius.
Oswald and Marvin are two dimwit schoolboys. Though they might not be the brightest kids on earth, they are quite cute. Oswald is the energetic and impulsive of the two with Marwin being the brain of the duo, whatever that implies! Oswald is created by Finnish artist Janne Toriseva, who also works as an illustrator for childrens books.
BANG Showbiz Service
BANG Showbiz is an entertainment news agency providing celebrity news to online, print and broadcast media outlets across the globe. BANG was established in 1997 by Fleet Street showbiz columnist Rick Sky – who was entertainment editor on The Sun, Daily Mirror and Daily Star – to serve world media with entertainment stories. BANG derives its superb editorial content from Rick's years of experience and his creation of a team of talented journalists writing news for audiences around the world and across the web.
dpa's Global Media Services syndicates the BANG Showbiz Service on a world-wide basis.
BANG is known for breaking exclusive entertainment news stories. Their up-to-date articles captivate readers world-wide online.
Bang provides the media with latest breaking stories from the world of entertainment – designed for all media formats.
Bang Showbiz Service in English:
- Up to 80 entertainment news items in English per day from Monday to Friday with several updates. Reduced service at weekends
- News organised into different feeds to meet all sorts of editorial requirements connecting with the target audience
- Journalists working across the globe to break the major celebrity stories as they happen - filing those to news desks within the hour they occur
- Every story includes a printable image of the stars (minimum of 72 dpi)
- Perfect for any form of media or mobile devices - newspapers, magazines, websites, blogs, cell phones, TV and radio
- Available via email, RSS feed, XML, http pull and FTP
- Web feeds deliver optimum SEO performance
The dpa platform enables access to dpa's vast library of texts, pictures and graphics. It provides customers with real-time search facilities as well as quick searches of archive material.