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AP takes Direct aim at the war

In anticipation of a war with Iraq, Associated Press Television News plans to launch APTN Direct Friday, a 24-hour service providing live war video
and related footage of events as they unfold in Iraq, Kuwait, Turkey, Israel,
Britain and the United States.

It will also provide reaction footage from around the globe.

The service could launch earlier if events warrant.

Subscribers to APTN's Main Channel and/or Global Video Wire will have access
to APTN Direct.

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.