APA-Group is comprised of the APA news agency and nine subsidiaries and operates in business segments including the news agency, photo agency, information management and information technology.
APA's editorial departments supply real-time news services in word, image, graphics, audio and video formats and produce content for print, web, screens, tablets, smartphones and much more. The subsidiaries provide distribution, research and knowledge management services as well as information technology solutions. APA-Group targets professional users (information managers, PR experts) in the media, politics and government offices as well as business.
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The APA editorial department covers up-to-the minute events 24 hours a day. Its independence, reliability, speed, and balanced reporting make it the central instrument of the Austrian media. Nearly 100 editors compile around 560 reports per day in the fields of foreign policy, domestic policy, business, current events, culture, science, education, media, and sports. APA also provides photo and graphic material. In addition to its headquarters in Vienna, APA operates bureaus in all of the federal provinces as well as in the EU capital, Brussels.
APA-Finance observes and analyses current developments on the financial and capital markets. Various target groups are provided with background information researched directly on the trading floors in accordance with the principles of independence, reliability, speed, and balanced reporting. In addition to providing up-to-the minute news as well as company profiles, APA-Finance also manages a database offering current and historic share prices, foreign exchange rates and interest rates.
APA-MultiMedia provides multimedia content and editorial outsourcing and supplies Austrian web portals and mobile services with individual content from all sectors and spheres of interest 24 hours a day. APA-MultiMedia also offers specific databases - for example for cinema and events, photos, interactive graphics for web and tablet as well as audio and video files.
APA-DeFacto GmbH is a 100 percent subsidiary of APA - Austria Press Agency, and is the largest media and special interest database provider in Austria. The pool of data currently contains more than 100 million documents, among them all Austrian and international dailies, weekly and monthly magazines, special interest media and special business data, copies of TV and radio broadcasts as well as all APA and international agency reports. APA-DeFacto also supplies its customers with customised information solutions. The APA principles of speed, relevance and reliability apply here as well.
APA-IT Information Technology GmbH offers full service solutions focused on the areas of media solutions and IT outsourcing. As a subsidiary of APA - Austria Press Agency, APA-IT operates the infrastructure of the Austrian news agency as well as of numerous other media enterprises. This know-how and understanding of the industry makes APA-IT a specialist for IT solutions for publishing houses and companies with media-related responsibilities.
The APA-OTS Original Text Service GmbH is the largest distribution service for multimedia press releases in Austria. Using APA channels, the100 percent subsidiary of APA - Austria Press Agency distributes press releases in their original wording to editorial offices, media, opinion makers, interested publics, press offices and internet services in Austria and abroad. The content is subject to the responsibility of the sender. All OTS releases are published and archived at www.ots.at. APA-OTS also operates APA-OTS Tourismuspresse as a separate specialised unit under www.tourismuspresse.at as well as the financial information platform www.euroadhoc.com.
APA-PictureDesk GmbH, APA's image agency, combines the photographic material of APA's editorial department as well as of numerous national and international photographers and partner agencies at www.picturedesk.com. The selection ranges from current and historical press photos and informational graphics to features and illustrative creative stock images. Commissioned photography and graphics enable individual visual solutions and complete the extensive range of services.
Eisenbacher Medienbeobachtung GmbH is a 100 percent subsidiary of APA and provides information searches in all established media. 1.800 Austrian print media as well as informational reports from ten national radio and TV stations are continually monitored. Media monitoring is possible by topic or by subject.
Keystone AG was founded in 1953 and is the exclusive representative of internationally renowned photographers and the leading global news, specialised and stock photo agencies in Switzerland. A network consisting of ten regional offices employing more than 20 full-time photographers as well as numerous freelancers serves all Swiss newspapers and most of the weekly and monthly magazines, internet portals and the Swiss television network. Customers include numerous advertising agencies as well as the communication departments of major banks, insurers, service and industrial corporations. Keystone's range of images encompasses news and special topic images as well as catalogue and historic photos. Over two million images are currently available in the digital image database, and more than 11 million images can be accessed from the archive's holdings. Since 1.1.2008 APA has owned 60 percent of the stakes in Keystone, with 40 percent held by the Swiss press agency, Schweizerische Depeschenagentur (sda).
MediaWatch Institut für Medienanalysen GmbH is 100 percent owned by APA - Austria Press Agency and is one of the leading specialists for quantitative and qualitative media resonance analyses. MediaWatch offers PR professionals from business and politics customised analyses on the success and efficiency of public relations and media image-building. The analyses are based on content analysis as a recognised method of empirical social research.
Holdings and acquisitions are managed by APA-BeteiligungsManagement und Nachrichtenagentur-Service GmbH, which is 100 percent owned by APA - Austria Press Agency.