The Associated Press has announced plans for expanded coverage of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London that include particular attention on HD video and digital tools for delivery of content to multiple platforms.
AP will staff the games with 91 text reporters and editors, 85 photographers and photo editors, 18 video journalists and three radio reporters. It will also deploy 21 technology staffers, who will be responsible for the delivery of AP's content to its customers and will use "many staffers at AP's London hub and New York headquarters" to handle significant amounts of material for digital and other platforms
The 2012 Summer Olympics will also mark the first Games since AP completed a $30 million transition to HD and some major upgrades to its facilities that were designed to more efficiently produce content for multiple platforms.
Those upgrades will allow AP to deliver HD video for the first time from the Games.