The Associated Press and national Hispanic publisher impreMedia announced an agreement to distribute impreMedia’s Spanish-language content over the AP Mobile, featuring stories from more than 1,000 local news providers across the country. ImpreMedia content will be featured on the “AP Mobile Noticías en Español” channel, which is available to consumers in the United States who want their international, national and high-level local news in Spanish.
Through this content distribution deal, AP Mobile’s customers will now be able to access impreMedia’s Spanish-language content as it relates to their geographical area. Customers can now receive content anytime and anywhere from impreMedia’s network including El Diario/La Prensa in New York, La Raza in Chicago and La Opinion in Los Angeles.
AP Mobile is a mobile application designed specifically for market-leading smartphones. First-time users configure their location settings to receive local news content. Users can also customize homepage categories, use content ratings, share and save articles on their mobile devices as well as choose their language preference.
“This exciting new development is consistent with our strategy to extend our journalism over the media platform of the customer’s choice,” said John Paton, Chairman and Chief Executive Office of impreMedia.
“We’re delighted to work with one of the top Hispanic news publishers, offering more than 1.5 million registered mobile news fans currently using AP Mobile access to their content anytime and from anywhere,” said Jane Seagrave, AP senior vice president for global product development.
“AP Mobile Noticías en Español is available across all AP Mobile outlets – including the WAP site as well as apps optimized for the latest mobile devices – with more handsets and carriers to come.”
A few weeks ago, AP announced plans to launch AP Mobile América Latina, a multimedia wireless news portal that expands the popular AP Mobile news network to consumers throughout the Americas. Earlier this year, AP entered the international market with the development of French and English language versions of The Canadian Press Mobile. Following that, the AP Mobile team launched AP Mobile Noticías en Español featuring U.S.
Spanish language news in two versions – as a dedicated news category channel on many of its AP Mobile apps and as a standalone client application available for download on BlackBerry App World.