UN daily TV news feed now available to all through Internet

TV news stories, features and expert interviews from the United Nations Headquarters, field operations, agencies, funds and programmes are now available through Internet.

The service, called UNifeed, is available for free at http://www.unmultimedia.org/tv/unifeed/.

A new way for TV broadcasters to access news material from UN organizations around the world through a single source, UNifeed used to be available only by satellite.

UNifeed consists of three to six stories a day, with sound bites and natural sound, accompanied by shot lists and scripts that can be adapted into local languages. UNifeed on the web has been tested and has been very well-received. It will interest not only TV correspondents but also print reporters whose websites may now be using video.

UNifeed was created in 2005 by the UN's Department of Public Information and UNICEF in response to the growing global demand for timely video material with an international focus. It is also supported by UNHCR, the World Bank and the UN’s Department of Peacekeeping Operations.