Reuters today announced the launch of its Reuter TV, a new YouTube channel which features 10 news, commentary and analysis programs covering hard news, finance, politics, technology and Reuters special investigations.
The move will mark Reuters entry into the rapidly growing business of online video programming, in collaboration with one of the biggest players in next-generation TV, YouTube. The company even employed a creative editing style team that suits its Internet programming and does not mimic regular traditional TV.
“This deal with YouTube gives Reuters a way to showcase our collection of talented journalists and compelling video from around the world,” said Dan Colarusso, Reuters global head of programming. “It will offer unique insights and images that other media companies simply can’t match.”
The 10 programs will feature highly produced reports and commentary from many of Reuters award-winning, nearly 3,000 journalists around the world. The new shows were developed by television news veteran and Reuters global executive producer Barclay Palmer. They highlight a high-energy, high-quality production style that is unique to any business news broadcasts on traditional television.
Reuters TV Ten Programs:
- Reuters Investigates, featuring investigative journalism and special reports from around the world, in coordination with Reuters award-winning Enterprise unit;
- The Trail, with Reuters political reporters covering the presidential candidates on the campaign trail;
- Felix TV, with Reuters finance blogger Felix Salmon, named by Time magazine one of the Top 25 financial bloggers;
- Media Bite, featuring Peter Lauria, editor of technology, media & telecommunications, and his team of reporters covering a media world experiencing massive change;
- Tech Tonic, with Anthony De Rosa, Reuters Digital’s social media editor, dubbed by The New York Times “the undisputed king of Tumblr”;
- Freeland File, with Reuters Digital editor Chrystia Freeland interviewing top newsmakers;
- Fast Forward, hosted by Chrystia Freeland and featuring Reuters’ top commentators and journalists,
- Money Clip, with Lauren Young, personal finance editor and former editor at BusinessWeek and SmartMoney;
- Rough Cuts, with Jen Rogers, showcasing the remarkable news video that Reuters video journalists shoot around the world, allowing viewers to see and hear that video in greater depth than most television networks can offer;
- Decoder, explaining in succinct and surprising ways the key topics in the news, ranging from the debt ceiling to the Strait of Hormuz.