Press ReleaseAFP, Agence France Presse

Paris 12.12.2011

Agence-France Presse (AFP), the oldest press agency in the world, has signed a license extension for Profium Metadata Server (MDS) software for its global use. In conjunction with the agreement Profium will also develop new features for AFP based on the semantic capabilities of MDS. The value of the contracts exceeds million euros.”This extension demonstrates the good fit Profium’s products provide for delivering multimedia news in real-time. The inference capabilities of MDS product are now taken to full use when AFP matches their customers’ interests against news metadata.” comments Profium CEO Janne Saarela.

“AFP needs to remain competitive in the news market by enabling journalists create high-quality news and guarantee their fast and reliable delivery to various B2B customers around the globe. AFP recently licensed Profium Metadata Server which is a proven semantic engine that allows AFP to configure customers’ profiles with advanced and easy-to-use tools and remain assured customers receive the news they would like to have.” comments Jean-François Wets the CIO of AFP.

For more information please contact:

Janne Saarela, CEO / Profium Oy Ltd, janne.saarela (at)
Tel. +358 40 508 4767
Jean-François Wets, CIO / AFP, jean-francois.wets (at)

About AFP

AFP is a global news agency delivering fast, accurate, in-depth coverage of the events shaping our world from wars and conflicts to politics, sports, entertainment and the latest breakthroughs in health, science and technology. With 2,900 journalists spread across almost every country, AFP covers the world 24 hours a day in six languages. AFP delivers the news in video, text, photos, multimedia and graphics to a wide range of customers including newspapers and magazines, radio and TV channels, web sites and portals, mobile operators, corporate clients as well as public institutions. Founded in 1835 under the name of Havas, AFP is the oldest press agency in the world.

About Profium

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