EPA Images and action press expand video distribution agreement

Frankfurt, 28 April 2023.- EPA Images and action press have expanded their EPA global video service distribution cooperation to include the entire German-speaking region.

action press clients in Germany, Austria and Switzerland can now access the whole EPA video production via the action press platform. The EPA global video service relies on the vast worldwide network of EPA’s visual journalists as well as the video production from its main shareholder Agencia EFE, the leading news agency in Spain and Latin America. Daily production started in 2015 and includes a growing number of edited clips and raw footage for broadcast and digital use. action press runs one of the leading video marketplaces for media clients in the German-speaking countries. Beside EPA Images, contributors include agencies like Splash, Backgrid, PA Media and SWNS, among others. The agreement for video distribution between EPA and action press started at the end of 2021 and was originally a sales cooperation aimed only at the German market. ̈

We are delighted to continue our partnership with action press after what has been a very successful collaboration in the distribution of our video service in the German news market, which is one of the biggest in the world,” said Julia R. Arévalo, EPA Images’ president & CEO.

“EPA Images and action press are very complementary partners. We look forward to continuing and expanding our collaboration“, said Vicente Poveda, CEO of ddp media GmbH, one of the subsidiaries of action press AG.

European Pressphoto Agency B.V., recently rebranded as EPA Images, was founded in 1985 and is one of the world’s biggest pressphoto agencies. EPA’s shareholders are the European news agencies EFE (Spain), ANSA (Italy), PAP (Poland), Lusa (Portugal), ANP (the Netherlands), ANA-MPA (Greece), Keystone (Switzerland) and MTI (Hungary).

action press AG, founded in 1970, is the holding company of the press photo agencies action press international Gmbh (Frankfurt/Main) and ddp media GmbH (Hamburg). ddp media GmbH is also the sole owner of Stella Pictures AB (Stockholm). action press AG is listed on the Regulated Unofficial Market of the Dusseldorf Stock Exchange.

Besides video distribution, both agencies have a growing cooperation in several fields,including the production and distribution of pictures for international sports organizations and joint submissions for tenders in the German market.

The intended next steps in the cooperation between the two agencies is an agreement for the global distribution of photos from action press, ddp and Stella Pictures via the new epaimages.com online shop.

Executive board of action press AG:
– Prof. Moritz Hunzinger: moritz.hunzinger@actionpress.de, +49 171 60 333 20
– Ulli Michel: ulli.michel@actionpress.de, +49 172 253 73 03
https://www.actionpress-ir.deEuropean Pressphoto Agency B.V.:
President & CEO: Julia R. Arévalo: management@epaimages.com