Europe Distribution

PR Newswire provides the widest distribution network that covers 41 countries across Europe. With a diversified distribution portfolio, clients have a large selection to choose from based on their targeted region and media industry.

  • Contains major national news agencies to ensure the widest media coverage
  • Covers various industry publications such as energy, entertainment, finance, healthcare, technology, sports, transport and travel
  • Local language translations are included

United Kingdom

The Press Association (PA News) is the national news agency for the United Kingdom and Ireland and has been supplying the British and Irish media with a comprehensive news and sports wire since 1868. With over 500 staff reporters and freelancers, PA News generates up to 2000 stories per day. PR Newswire currently has an arrangement to use the PA to issue verbatim news releases.

Germany

news aktuell was founded in 1989 and has been part of the dpa Deutsche Presse-Agentur group since 1994. dpa is one of the leading German news agencies with more than 50 offices in Germany and around the globe. news aktuell has offices in Hamburg, Frankfurt and Berlin. For serving the Swiss market, news aktuell operates a joint venture with the Swiss national news agency SDA with an office in Zurich. The Austrian market is served by APA OTS, the distribution company of the National Austrian news agency APA. news aktuell's product range includes text, photo and audio news release distribution, as well as disclosure wire.

France

PR Newswire utilizes its own media network for distribution in France. This distribution is supplemented by our partnership with Agence France Presse (AFP). PR Newswire’s press releases distributed to France will be available in AFP’s database and registered journalists can access the content.

Netherlands

The Dutch News Agency was formed in 1935 and has been the Dutch distributor for PR Newswire since 1996. PR Newswire acquired 50 per cent of the Dutch national news agency's news release distribution division Pers Support in June 2001.

Belgium

Belga, founded 80 years ago, became the first European newsroom to use a computer-based word processing system in 1981. Three years later Belga journalists were the first to file to the newsroom direct from the field using portable PCs. Belga distributes in Dutch, French and English for PR Newswire.

Switzerland

Switzerland news aktuell AG is the affiliated agency of Schweizerische Depeschenagentur AG (SDA) and Deutsche Presse Agentur (dpa). Founded in 2000, Switzerland news aktuell AG is owned by SDA (50%), news aktuell (30%) and dpa (20%). More than 800 Swiss enterprises use news aktuell as a supplement to their own media and public relations communications strategy. PR Newswire has an exclusive partnership with SDA, ensuring effective distribution to all the media in the country.

Austria

PR Newswire has an exclusive agreement with Austria Presse Agentur (APA) and news aktuell. APA has over 850 general media subscribers and recipients within and outside of Austria.

Spain

Europa Press is Spain's largest privately owned news agency. Formed in 1957, Europa Press started a commercial side in 1995. The agency has undergone rapid expansion in recent years and provides PR Newswire with distribution throughout Spain

Italy

Immediapress is part of Adnkronos Comunicazione, a PR Agency belonging to Adnkronos Group, Italy’s largest privately-owned News Agency and Media Group. Established to create a complete digital connection between press offices across Italy and Adnkronos news agency, Immediapress issues news releases and pictures for PR Newswire via its multichannel digital circuit that includes: the Adnkronos wire network, Immediapress' web site and its network that consists of 11,000 websites, 350,000 email alerts diffused daily, the Teletext of Mediaset Television and Wap. Its web site contains a press release archive and an e-mail alert system that reaches more than 3,000 journalists and 5,000 business and finance advisers.

Sweden

PR Newswire has a partnership with Tidningalnas Teleglambyra (TT). Press releases distributed through TT reach over 140 media organizations.

Portugal

Edmundo dos Santos and Lucilia Filipe run UNS Portugal in Lisbon, providing PR Newswire distribution in Portuguese.

Poland

PAP, Poland's official news agency, was established in 1918. It became an affiliate of PR Newswire in 1999.

Czech

CTK (The Czech national news agency) formed in 1818, provides its services to the vast majority of Czech and significant Slovak media as well as to state offices and public institutions. It has been a PR Newswire affiliate since 1999.

Russia

Headquartered in Moscow ITAR-TASS was formerly the Soviet Union's official news agency. It provides PR Newswire with translation into Russian and distribution throughout the Commonwealth of Independent States, Georgia and three independent Baltic nations.

Client Stories

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—— Incheon Global Campus

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—— LG Group

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—— Jakarta Land

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—— ANX International

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—— Manulife Singapore

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