Ruptly is an award-winning global video news and multimedia agency headquartered in Berlin, Germany.
Launched in 2013 as a small Berlin-based news agency, Ruptly is today a powerhouse in news and video distribution – serving over 1,700 clients in 118 countries across four different language platforms (English, Spanish, Russian and Arabic). As a full-service news and media agency it supplies breaking news packages, live video streaming, viral and soft news, broadcast services, archive material and documentary content.
Ruptly combines state-of-the-art delivery platforms with a flexible operational model to offer exclusive content and must-see stories to all its clients, whether they are established broadcast networks or online start-ups. From its offices in Berlin, Moscow and Beijing (and local operations in Washington, Paris, Madrid, Tokyo, New York, London and other major cities), Ruptly’s news operation is supported by a global network of over 3,000 video journalists and content providers, and produces up to 60 packages per day, up to 500 hours of live content per month, routinely breaking news fast on the ground where it counts.
Ruptly has firmly established itself as the home of conflict and protest coverage, winning multiple awards including the 2019 Shorty for Best Live News Coverage. Using the latest technology and highly trained specialist journalists, Ruptly’s output gets to the heart of events, wherever they may be, achieving exceptional breadth and depth of reporting. Other recent award successes include Best Use of Storytelling at the 2020 Shorty Awards and finalist in News Agency of the Year at the 2020 AIB Awards.
Ruptly is the first news agency to have launched an in-house Verification Unit. Operating transparently to validate all incoming footage, its team of experts is dedicated to holding sources to account and furthering media integrity. Ruptly also invests in the future of news journalism through its Academy, which provides hands-on training in real-life newsgathering scenarios for aspiring journalists.