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« on: March 21, 2016, 09:46 »
Shutterstock signed a three-year deal with the Associated Press, giving U.S. clients the ability to license the news agencys daily and archived photo and video assets.

Shutterstock customers in the States will be able to license more than 30 million photos from AP Images and nearly 2 million video clips from AP Archive for editorial use. Shutterstock currently expects images from AP to be available starting next month, with video footage to be made available later in 2016.


Well, this is not particular a good news. For those of us, selling editorial stuff on SS, this could kill any sales. Until now, if you shot e.g. a sport event, you were one of really few who uploaded to SS, and those images are selling quite well.
With AP daily coverage and archive options, we will compete with top line agency, so opportunities like Olympic games are pretty much out of the picture. :/ I was one of those considering RIO images for SS.

« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2016, 09:59 »
The only way how to profit from this, is probably the increase in SS editorial customers that will use it because of AP content. So basically we can reach bigger audience. Not sure how it will end up :) any thoughts?


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