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Middle East Extra

AP Middle East Extra is the perfect complement to AP’s global video news service and provides an extra range of unique video stories.

This service is designed both for media organisations within the region and those outside of the region who have a strong interest in the Middle East and North Africa.

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Middle East Extra is produced by a dedicated editorial team located throughout the Middle East and North Africa.

Twenty-nine unique video stories are provided each week, more than any other competitive service.

Five stories are delivered daily between Sunday and Thursday, plus four stories delivered every Friday.

Feature stories on Friday are geared specifically toward your weekend programming needs.

Stories are approximately two and a half minutes long, loosely edited and supplied with natural sound.

All stories are provided with both Arabic and English scripts and shotlists.

Most stories are delivered by 1500 GMT, in time for Middle East evening programming.

Middle East Extra adds depth to your programming, complementing AP’s international video coverage of the region.
Coverage will focus on the news events, politics, people, economy, lifestyle, culture and issues that matter most to the region.

Middle East Extra provides a carefully selected mix of regionally-focused news stories and features, including reports, interviews and perspectives on international news stories for Middle East audiences.

- The AP Customer Desk is staffed 24/7, offering you proactive and reactive support and editorial advice. The Customer Desk is contactable via T: +44 (0) 207 482 7600, E: customerdesk@ap.org, and via AP Instant Chat.

- Outlook Alerts, sent directly to your inbox twice-daily, highlighting on-the-day planning updates, available and upcoming stories, key highlights, and next-day coverage plans. Outlooks are also viewable online, via News Guide.
News delivery options include:

AP Media Port
AP Media Port is a file-based satellite delivery system. You can choose between automatically downloading all videos or selecting individual videos for output to your server.

AP Video Hub
AP Video Hub is a file-based online delivery platform, enabling you to download videos directly.

Scripts and shotlists are included.

All video is delivered as soon as it is ready.
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