Enex expands to Latin America

Jörn Krieger | 14-10-2012

TV service provider Enex is expanding its activities to Latin America. At the annual general assembly, the members agreed to the inclusion of new TV broadcasters from Columbia, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Guatemala and Puerto Rico.

"We will continue on this path of globalisation and gain more member stations in Asia and Africa in the future," managing director Henning Tewes told representatives of more than 60 news providers.

Enex stands for European News Exchange and organises the exchange of video footage with accompanying editorial information and transmission services for its members. The organisation currently has 30 full members including RTL Group, Sky News, CBS USA and TBS Japan. The newly incorporated TV stations are TV Caracol, Ecuavisa, TV Azteca Mexico, TV Azteca Guatemala, TVN Panama and WAPA.

The company, founded in 1994, has permanent satellite capacities which it provides to its members for daily news exchange. The footprint covers a region from Scandinavia to North Africa and from Ireland to Afghanistan. With Newslink, Enex also offers a platform which can transmit video material quickly and safely via the internet.

Enex's members are commercial TV broadcasters holding a leading position in their domestic markets as well as strong news channels. Via the Enex Newsroom, they share news footage and other reports on a daily basis among each other. They are produced in such a way that they can be integrated into the respective programmes and are announced in the context of a daily preview which is continuously updated.

Every day, nearly 60 reports are offered. In the case of breaking news, Enex co-ordinates the coverage for its members and provides additional transmission capacities.