– Vive La France: action press now offers the latest images of France and the Princely House of Monaco
– action press with new revenue opportunities for publishers: creation of the distribution portal of the regional press network “Regio-Group”
– action press AG evaluates its digital assets and seeks alliances
Vive La France: action press now offers the latest images of France and the Princely House of Monaco
Hamburg/Frankfurt am Main, March 15, 2022 – photo agency action press international GmbH, as well as ddp media GmbH (both in Hamburg), a subsidiary of action press AG (Frankfurt), now provide the latest entertainment news images and celebrity appearances from Paris and the French Riviera on a daily basis. This includes fashion shows from haute couture to ready-to-wear. The glitz and glamor of the Monaco princely house is showcased in daily photo coverage featuring royal figures from the Grimaldi dynasty and their celebrity guests in Monaco. This is made possible by the newly formed partnership with the press agency News Pictures Photo (Levallois-Perret, France).
action press with new revenue opportunities for publishers: creation of the distribution portal of the regional press network “Regio-Group”
German regional newspapers can now offer their own news photos and videos to a network of national and international customers via a channel set up for this purpose on my-picturemaxx. action press international GmbH (Hamburg) takes over the sales, marketing and accounting of the newspapers attached to its regional press network “Regio Group”. Ulli Michel, action press manager in Hamburg: “This distribution portal opens up revenue opportunities for participating newspapers to offer their own produced content in the new market sequences”. Registered clients can access image material via the agency’s website, the media search engine my-picturemaxx and an active FTP push service.
action press AG evaluates its digital assets and seeks alliances
As reported at the January 2022 Annual General Meeting, action press AG has one of the most digital media assets bundled into a single company in the world and sees great potential in non-fungible tokens (NFTs). To this end, the company is partnering with a publicly traded incubator and technology leader in the blockchain industry. In March 2021, action press AG and one of the most important contemporary German artists of global significance and recognition agreed to implement tokenization projects. “We value our digital assets and make valuable photos digitally tradable as tokens broken down into digital units as a whole or in parts,” Professor Moritz Hunzinger said. Legal advice for action press AG is provided by Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek (Cologne) and Prof. Dr. Hanns-Christian Salger, Bremenkamp Salger (Frankfurt). The names of the technology partner and the artist will soon be announced by action press.
action press AG under new management since 2020
action press AG, whose parent company was founded in 1970 and is active in 120 countries, is further expanding its portfolio. Since August 2020, Ulli Michel (Hamburg) and Prof. Moritz Hunzinger (Frankfurt) have jointly led action press AG. Since August 2021, action press AG has been the parent company of the ddp picture agency group. In addition to ddp media GmbH (Hamburg), laif Agentur für Photos & Reportagen GmbH (Cologne) and Stella Pictures AB (Stockholm), this also includes the brands of the photo agencies Picture Press, Intertopics and FoodCentrale. action press is the first stop for magazine publishers and television broadcasters in particular, also when it comes to up-to-date photo reports in the entertainment sector. The agency sees itself as an interface between photographers, videographers and media clients. Publishers and other media companies will find an exceptional range of topics and a wide selection of current and archival material at action press. Every day, up to 50,000 photos from 5,000 photographers and 130 partner agencies from 120 countries are processed and categorized to the highest editorial standards. With approximately 150 million photos, action press is one of the largest image databases in the world. The share capital of press AG amounts to 22.05 million euros. An additional 22.05 million shares serve as acquisition currency. The shares of action press AG have been traded since May 2021 on the general over-the-counter market of the Düsseldorf Stock Exchange under WKN A3ESE3 (ISIN DE000A3ESE35). In 2022, the shares are to be listed on the Xetra stock exchange.
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