America Online and Financial Times Partner
Posted on March 29, 1999America Online and the Financial Times, a daily newspaper specializing in global business, have announced a partnership to make the Financial Times a key provider of international business news on the AOL service. As part of the partnership, the Financial Times will become an anchor tenant within the International News, International Business News and International Channels of AOL's domestic service, providing daily breaking news stories, exclusive features and links to the Financial Times Web site, FT.com.
This agreement will give AOL users direct access to the FT's latest global business news coverage and will provide them with an international perspective from FT correspondents stationed around the world. Financial Times will also be accessible to AOL members through Keywords: Financial Times or FT.
"We're very pleased to be able to offer our internationally-minded members access to news from the Financial Times," said Jonathan Sacks, AOL's Senior Vice President of Programming Operations. "The worldwide journalistic reputation of the Financial Times is extremely impressive and having them as a partner is a powerful contribution to our international news offerings. This relationship is yet another example of AOL's commitment to bringing our members the very best brands available in cyberspace."
"We are delighted to offer AOL members easy access to the Financial Times coverage," said Stuart Arnold, Managing Director of the Financial Times in The Americas. "The Financial Times offers an in-depth international perspective on world business and political developments that readers can not find anywhere else. We are sure AOL users will find the FT to be a welcome and complementing addition to AOL's International News and International Channels. Miss the FT and you miss a crucial briefing."
The Financial Times is printed at 12 sites around the world and is read daily by 1.3 million of the world's most influential business people in over 140 countries. The Financial Times is part of the Financial Times Group. Other companies in the group include Financial Times Business and Financial Times Electronic Publishing (FTEP).