The news agency committed to sharing stories from and about the Global South will provide exclusive breaking coverage spanning politics, technology, sports, and entertainment.
Viory, the video news agency dedicated to representing the Global South, has officially launched its operations, revealing its inaugural international hub in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Unveiling its offerings at the Global Media Congress 2023, Viory showcases the culmination of months of preparatory work by its team to establish a leading international presence.
Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, Viory aims to empower and amplify perspectives from the Global South’s geographical, geopolitical, and developmental core. The agency will deliver exclusive breaking news covering politics, technology, sports, and entertainment. By sourcing footage from the heart of breaking stories, Viory acquires and produces global and regional breaking news through its expansive international team, bringing essential content to and from the Global South. Viory serves a diverse audience, from international media conglomerates to regional news outlets and individual citizen journalists.
Speaking about the launch, Alex Kobia, Africa Distribution Lead, Viory, said: “Viory represents a new era in news reporting, dedicated to empowering and amplifying perspectives from the Global South. Our mission is to provide a platform for stories that need to be heard. We’re incredibly excited to begin our operations here in Abu Dhabi, and the Global Media Congress is the perfect event to showcase Viory to the world.”
Viory begins its journey with a pre-assembled team of more than 150 full-time staff and an established network of over 3000 video journalists globally, ensuring a presence wherever news breaks. The agency continues to expand its team daily, actively recruiting across the UAE and beyond.
The team has established content exchanges with providers globally, offering an archive of over 150,000 video packages to clients immediately. This is complemented by active production, with an average of 50 video packages produced daily, alongside 300 hours of live content per month.
Viory’s experienced team comprises professionals from diverse backgrounds in the news and agency landscape, covering all aspects of technical and journalistic expertise. With over 38 languages spoken in-house, the team provides translations for simultaneous live feeds in eight languages (Arabic, English, French, Chinese, Russian, Spanish, German, and Turkish).
Viory has a prominent presence at this year’s Global Media Congress, with the team showcasing its offerings on a large purpose-built stand and participating in various mainstage and side events throughout the three-day conference.