Nine’s newspapers and AAP sign half-yearly deal
An excerpt from Mumbrella reported reads:
Nine Entertainment Co.’s newspapers have signed a six-month trial with The Australian Associated Press (AAP), two years after the media company opted to – along with co-majority shareholder News Corp – close the newswire service.
Nine Publishing’s mastheads, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Australian Financial Review, Brisbane Times and WAtoday are re-subscribing to the AAP newswire for a six-month trial.
The new subscription agreement is the culmination of discussions between AAP and Nine spanning several weeks. The mastheads will have access to the full suite of AAP’s text content, with a capped number of images from AAP Photos per month also included.
The deal gives Nine mastheads the opportunity to explore how AAP’s content might continue to support their subscription strategy into the future.