New Delhi: Press Trust of India (PTI) on its 71st Annual General Meeting (AGM) elected its new office bearers. Its outgoing Chairman N. Ravi announced that PTI is planning to launch a video and a multimedia service and launch plan is proceeding at a good speed.
The news agency’s customers would get new video- and multimedia offerings early next year.The video service will cater to broadcasters and digital media subscribers.
Ravi added that plans to expand PTI’s services and its footprint have received an encouraging response and all round support, with its capability to offer text, video and multimedia services, the news cooperative now stands at the threshold of becoming a complete news agency.
“With the launch of the video service and the multimedia service, PTI will be transformed on the lines of the leading international news agencies with a complete bouquet of news services,” said Mr. Ravi, a publisher and former Editor-in-Chief of The Hindu.
He also thanked the restructuring work of the previous chairman Viveck Goenka and those who preceded him in this transformative effort.
Ravi noted that the “most important achievement of PTI in these challenging times has been to retain its unquestionable credibility.”
At a time when doubts are being raised over media’s integrity in the face of ‘fake news’ and ‘news plants’, PTI because of its diligent editorial scrutiny has been able to maintain the highest standards of journalism, Mr. Ravi said.
PTI is not-for-profit news cooperative, whose shareholders include publishers of major Indian newspapers and is managed by a 16-member Board of Directors.