Press Release

LexisNexis Increases Irish Coverage with New RTÉ Web Content

LexisNexis announces agreement with RTÉ

London, 18 January, 2010 - LexisNexis, a leading provider of information and business solutions, announces an agreement with RTÉ which sees the addition of new web content covering Ireland to the Nexis research services. This will be available globally through both Nexis and the new NexisDirect service.


 

RTÉ will provide LexisNexis with access to web content covering major news stories and comment from across Ireland. This agreement further strengthens the LexisNexis' database content and coverage of Ireland.  The current service includes Irish content delivered by a number of local news titles licensed last year from Johnston Press.

Bob De Laney, News & Business Director at LexisNexis, comments: "This new content provides our Nexis and NexisDirect customers with extra insight from across Ireland.  Whether used for business development, competitor tracking or for monitoring media coverage, this intelligence helps our customers better understand trends in the Irish market, enabling them to make better business decisions."

RTÉ is Ireland's national Television and Radio broadcaster.  RTÉ.ie has over 2.5 million unique users per month and the website provides coverage of up-to-the-minute news, sport, business and entertainment information in text, audio and video formats, seven days a week.   Audiences can keep up-to-date with all that is going on in Ireland at any given time through rte.ie, and can also access a range of lifestyle content in the Food, Fashion and Travel sections.  Last year, RTÉ Player was launched on rte.ie giving users the opportunity to catch-up on their favourite TV programmes from RTÉ Television.  People can also listen live to RTÉ Radio and access past programmes through www.rte.ie/radio.  RTÉ News Now, RTÉ's 24-hour live and looped News channel, is available on rte.ie.

Aisling McCabe, Director of Platform Development, RTÉ Publishing, commented on the agreement with LexisNexis: "RTÉ is delighted to partner with LexisNexis to provide our news and comment to business users worldwide."

RTÉ's coverage is provided in addition to a wide range of Irish titles, including  the following local newspapers added from Johnston Press in 2009: Donegal Democrat, Donegal on Sunday, Dundalk Democrat, Kilkenny People, Leinster Express, Leinster Leader, Leitrim Observer, Limerick Leader, Longford Leader, Nationalist and Munster Advertiser.

 


About LexisNexis
LexisNexis® is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting and academic markets. LexisNexis originally pioneered online information with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. A member of Reed Elsevier [NYSE: ENL; NYSE: RUK], LexisNexis serves customers in more than 100 countries with 18,000 employees worldwide.

In the UK, LexisNexis online services include NexisDirect - "Highly Commended" at 2009's DPA Awards - and Nexis® the world's largest global news & business information service. The company has over 1,000 employees in the UK.

Press Contact Information: 
Mandy Blanks
PR Manager
LexisNexis
T: 0207 400 2874
M: 07833 482 699
mandy.blanks@lexisnexis.co.uk 

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