Digital and media companies launch Europe’s first online marketplace for digital audio and podcasts

Agence France-Presse (AFP), in collaboration with prominent digital and media entities, has launched the European Audio Data Space (EAD) project. The project aims to develop the continent’s first online marketplace platform for the exchange and commercialisation of digital audio content and podcasts powered by artificial intelligence.

Accessible in multiple European languages, the platform will strive to revolutionise the audio content industry across Europe, fostering collaboration, innovation, and the exchange of high-quality, trustworthy content among producers and consumers.

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Simon Hof Appointed as New Chairman of the ENEX Board of Directors

As of 1 January 2024, Sonja Schwetje stepped down as Chair of the Enex Board of Directors to focus on the strategic priorities in her positions as Managing Director Programming at RTL Deutschland’s news channel NTV and as Editor-in-Chief of Business & Networks at RTL News. 

The role of Chair at Enex, RTL Group’s global news organisation, has been taken over by Simon Hof. Simon started his career at RTL Deutschland in 1997. Among other projects, he led the establishment of a central sourcing unit, founded a verification team at RTL News andwas responsible for the editorial management of prime-time format RTL Extra. Simon currently serves as Head of Journalistic Services at RTL News. He is a member of the RTL News Board and the RTL Deutschland AI Circle.

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Partnership agreement with DELFI, a leading digital publisher in the Baltic states

Enex has signed a new partnership agreement with DELFI, a leading digital publisher in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.  The Baltic States have been a long-standing target for Enex expansion.

Enex is now represented in 26 of the EU’s 27 member states with only Malta remaining as a missing component. DELFI operates in each of the Baltic languages and with an accompanying Russian language service.

Enex members exchange news content across the group and receive additional news content from the news provider’s newsroom in RTL City Luxembourg.  

ENEX launched new AI assisted video distribution platform NEP

ENEX has launched its new AI assisted video distribution platform at a meeting of its partnership group at the European Parliament in Brussels.  The News Exchange Platform (NEP) is developed by BCE and is also being utilized by the European Broadcasting Union.

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European Parliament signs agreement with private TV outlets

Ahead of the European elections on 6-9 June, the European Parliament signed on Thursday a Memorandum of Understanding with ENEX.

ENEX represents 55 private TV outlets. The partnership will deepen the cooperation between the two sides to ensure broad coverage of the European elections.

With the Memorandum of Understanding, the European Parliament and ENEX seek to strengthen the collaboration between Parliament’s communication services and ENEX’s headquarters, to increase awareness and cooperation of each other’s services and to fosterdirect contacts.  

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World Government Summit Dubai: The Future of Business Journalism

ENEX has participated in the World Government Summit in Dubai where many Presidents, Prime Ministers and tech leaders attended. Adrian Wells, Managing Director of ENEX, was part of a roundtable discussion organised and chaired by WAM, the national news agency of the UAE. 

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Telma TV from North Macedonia joins ENEX

ENEX is pleased to announce a significant expansion of its membership through the Create and Exchange Project. Telma TV, headquartered in Skopje, North Macedonia initiated its trial membership in September 2023.

Telma stands as one of North Macedonia’s prominent national broadcasters, recognized for its impartial and critical approach within its news programming. Beyond the realm of politics, Telma covers a wide array of topics including economics, entertainment, culture, science, health, and sports, with a strong commitment to fact-checking and countering the impact of fake news.

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Young European Innovation Fund: Digital News Formats

We are looking for innovative digital video content formats to fund with up to €15,000 each to turn them into a reality.

These projects should create innovative and easily replicable digital video formats for young European audiences, addressing issues they care about, on platforms they use for news consumption. It could be TikTok, Snap, WhatsApp, YouTube shorts, X, Instagram, Discord, Reddit or anywhere you think that young people are and that high quality news information could be supplied in new, creative, accurate and interesting ways.

This project is part of a wider European Union grant awarded to ENEX to promote high-quality news information sharing in the EU.

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Celebrating 30 years of Enex

(Article by Oliver Fahlbusch / RTL Group) Enex celebrated 30 years of global collaboration during its latest General Assembly at RTL City in Luxembourg.

RTL City in Luxembourg – the birthplace of Enex – recently played host to a major event: Enex’s General Assembly. This year was particularly special as it marked Enex’s 30th anniversary, making it a significant milestone for the global news organisation. 89 delegates from across the globe attended the meeting to share knowledge and discuss a range of topics during the two-day event held on 12 and 13 October 2023. 

Adrian Wells, Enex’s Managing Director, set the stage for the General Assembly by reflecting on the company’s three-decade journey and the world events that have unfolded during that time. He emphasised Enex’s pride in its diverse membership and the importance of the network as the company’s key differentiator. Adrian’s introduction paved the way for Sonja Schwetje, Editor-in-Chief of NTV and Chair of the Enex Board, to begin with a powerful speech.  She highlighted the significance of press freedom, trust, and the diversity of opinions in the media industry.  

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Social Edits on the ENEX platform

As part of our ongoing commitment to innovation and enhancing the partner experience we would like to inform you that we launched a new format on September 1, 2023.

ENEX is introducing new social media friendly formats on our website and NEP distribution platform. The content uses punchy, memorable video clips in under a minute that will resonate with digital audiences. Each story comes in in horizontal, vertical, and square versions so that it is optimized for social and digital platforms including Insta, Twitter, Facebook, TikTok, YouTube and websites.

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