AP announces five stand-up locations available for royal baby coverage

July 8, 2013
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Members of the media pass time across the street from St. Mary's Hospital exclusive Lindo Wing in London, Friday, July 5, 2013. Media are preparing for royal-mania as Britain's Duchess of Cambridge plans to give birth to the new third-in-line to the throne in mid-July, at the Lindo Wing. Cameras from all over the world are set to be jostling outside for an exclusive first glimpse of Britain's Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge's first child. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Members of the media pass time across the street from St. Mary's Hospital exclusive Lindo Wing in London, Friday, July 5, 2013. Media are preparing for royal-mania as Britain's Duchess of Cambridge plans to give birth to the new third-in-line to the throne in mid-July, at the Lindo Wing. Cameras from all over the world are set to be jostling outside for an exclusive first glimpse of Britain's Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge's first child. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
LONDON -- AP Global Media Services (GMS), the production arm of the Associated Press, today announced that it will have five stand-up locations available for broadcasters to use for their coverage of the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s baby. This will provide broadcasters from around the world with the opportunity to cover this international media event in the most cost effective manner possible.

The Duchess of Cambridge is due to give birth to her first baby at London's St Mary's Hospital in July. The child of Kate and Prince William will be third in line to the British throne.

At each of the five stand-up locations, broadcasters will be able to make use of multiple live stand-up positions, multi-format tape play out facilities and international delivery via AP’s satellite and fibre networks. The AP GMS team of highly specialised technicians and producers will also be on hand to provide editorial support for broadcast clients.

The five locations being offered are:
  • Buckingham Palace
  • St. Mary’s Hospital – Lindo Wing
  • St. Mary’s Hospital – Entrance
  • Kensington Palace
  • Bucklebury, the Middleton family home

Jeremy Custance, the head of Special Events EMEA at AP, said: "The birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s first baby will undoubtedly be a major international news event. It comes in the wake of a spate of major news events in London, including the Royal Wedding and Olympics. At each of these events, the AP’s GMS team provided live stand-up locations offering unrivalled logistical, technical and editorial support to international broadcasters. This means our broadcast customers can concentrate on delivering high quality, live coverage to their viewers back home without the expense and hassle of providing their own production team and facilities."


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