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BBC Monitoring extends global access by joining the OpenAthens Federation

Press Release: OpenAthens [July 21, 2017]

BBC Monitoring has joined the OpenAthens Federation, further expanding its single-sign-on options for universities and other international organisations who wish to access BBC Monitoring's broadcast, press and media sources in multiple languages from over 150 countries worldwide.

Joining the 2,000 strong OpenAthens Federation will enable BBC Monitoring to expand its commercial customer base worldwide. Commercial customers currently include media

organisations, foreign governments, NGOs, universities, embassies, security groups, news agencies, think tanks and international businesses.

"As part of our wider commercial strategy of licencing our services to both UK and international universities, OpenAthens means we can offer simple and authenticated access for customers who wish to enable single sign on for a large number of users. Adding OpenAthens offers another option for universities outside the UK to access BBC Monitoring's subscription services", said Markus Ickstadt, director of Business Development, BBC Monitoring.

Mike Brooksbank, Chief Commercial Officer at OpenAthens adds, "We're delighted to add BBC Monitoring to the list of high quality service providers who use OpenAthens for federated access management."

BBC Monitoring is one of a growing number of organisations using the OpenAthens Federation to increase usage of its services and expand its customer base internationally.

About BBC Monitoring

BBC Monitoring provides services to the BBC's news and programmes teams in the UK and internationally, to the UK government and to a range of commercial clients including media organisations, foreign governments, NGOs, universities, embassies, security groups, news agencies, think tanks and international businesses. Part of the BBC World Service Group, it is partially funded by the BBC licence fee.

Established in 1939, its initial task was understanding how Germany and its allies were using radio broadcasts for news and propaganda during World War II. In the decades that have followed, BBC Monitoring has continued to cover major world events and the role that media plays in them. With more media sources than ever before across multiple platforms including television, radio, the internet and social media, BBC Monitoring continues to evolve to keep track of the developing media landscape.

BBC Monitoring now tracks over 150 countries in multiple languages, filtering, translating and reporting breaking news, media behaviours and emerging trends with direct insight from local sources.

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About OpenAthens / Eduserv

OpenAthens is part of Eduserv, a not-for-profit IT services company based in Bath, UK, with a range of services that span identity and access management, managed cloud services, cyber resilience and applications integration.

OpenAthens offers identity and access management solutions and supports membership of the OpenAthens Federation. Our mission is to remove barriers to knowledge and connect people to information. More than 4 million users worldwide in over 2,000 organisations in 46 countries benefit from OpenAthens.

Our international customer base ranges from education and research organisations, to government, charities, corporates, publishers and other service providers.

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Publication Year:2017
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:July 21, 2017
Company: OpenAthens
Products: OpenAthens
Record Number:22767
Last Update:2023-11-27 05:07:06
Date Created:2017-07-21 05:47:09