The Associated Press is the most trusted independent global news organization delivering fast and unbiased breaking news to us from all over the world. Today, we are excited to announce a multiyear U.S. distribution agreement between Shutterstock and AP, adding more than 3,000 breaking news, sports, and entertainment images and video clips daily, as well as 30 million images and nearly two million video clips from AP’s visual archive to Shutterstock’s Premier platform.

More than half the world’s population sees news on any given day from AP, founded in 1846, and its collection of remarkable archival imagery has reached almost every corner of the world.

Photographer Visar Kryeziu covers clashes between protesters and police in Pristina, Kosovo, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016. The protest was in response to a government deal that gave additional powers to ethnic Serbs, a minority group in Kosovo. (Photo by Driton Vitia)
Photographer Visar Kryeziu covers clashes between protesters and police in Pristina, Kosovo, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016. The protest was in response to a government deal that gave additional powers to ethnic Serbs, a minority group in Kosovo. Associated Press/Driton Vitia.
Models wear creations for Gucci women's Fall-Winter 2016-2017 collection, part of the Milan Fashion Week, unveiled in Milan, Italy, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Models wear creations for Gucci women’s Fall-Winter 2016-2017 collection, part of the Milan Fashion Week, unveiled in Milan, Italy, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. Associated Press/Luca Bruno.

“With this relationship, AP gets the benefits of adding Shutterstock’s sales and marketing reach into the U.S. segments that AP has not traditionally served.” said AP Senior Vice President David Gwizdowski. “AP’s worldwide prominence in news content and Shutterstock’s strength in technology and visual content discovery makes us a formidable player in the market.”

From next month, Shutterstock’s enterprise customers in the U.S. will have access to AP’s editorial imagery covering up-to-the-minute news, sports and entertainment worldwide, including every statehouse in the United States. In addition, every day AP produce 100 ready-to-air video packages, produced by their staff from raw footage captured at news events. These packages, known as Consumer Ready Videos, along with AP’s video archive, will be available on Shutterstock Premier in the U.S. later this year.

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) goes up between Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook, left, and Enes Kanter during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. The Warriors beat the Thunder 116-108. (AP Photo/George Nikitin)
Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry (30) goes up between Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook, left, and Enes Kanter during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. The Warriors beat the Thunder 116-108. Associated Press/George Nikitin.
An emotional President Barack Obama, joined by Vice President Joe Biden, pauses as he recalled the 20 first-graders killed in 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School, while speaking in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016, about steps his administration is taking to reduce gun violence. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
An emotional President Barack Obama, joined by Vice President Joe Biden, pauses as he recalled the 20 first-graders killed in 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School, while speaking in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016, about steps his administration is taking to reduce gun violence. Associated Press/Jacquelyn Martin.

It is an honor to work with such an established and trusted newsgathering organization and to offer our U.S. enterprise customers high-quality, up-to-the minute breaking news imagery.

This distribution deal complements our recent partnership with BFA and our multiyear alliance with Penske Media Corporation in 2015.