Five year deal signed with Agence France-Presse for news content on Google, as publishing contracts continue to be signed
Alphabet’s Google division has signed a lengthy deal with a French news agency for its news content.
According to Reuters, Google will begin paying Agence France-Presse (AFP) for its news content as part of broad five-year partnership announced Wednesday. Financial terms were not disclosed.
This is one of the biggest licensing deals struck by a tech giant under a new French law, and comes as Google’s News Showcase scheme continues to sign deals with news publishers around the world.
For years publishers around the world have complained about tech companies costing them lost ad revenue, as news content from local publishers was aggregated on the platforms of Google, Facebook and others.
In an effort to offset continued criticism, Google in June 2020 launched its ‘News Showcase’ scheme, which…