MSNBC.com and APB Online Join Forces

Posted on July 28, 1999

MSNBC.com and APB Online have jointly announced a content distribution agreement available on MSNBC.com. The alliance allows MSNBC.com to increase the scope of its leading Web-based news services by incorporating APB criminal justice news and information into a daily "Crime and Punishment" feature package.

This alliance enables MSNBC.com and APB to expand their reach to new and different audiences of Web users. This permanent addition to the MSNBC site features crime and criminal justice news in the U.S. and beyond that is updated throughout the day. Additionally, APB is providing MSNBC.com with the "G-Files," a weekly report on U.S. Government documents acquired by APB through the Freedom of Information Act. MSNBC.com will host APB features including links to live audio feeds of police scanners across the country and "Safe Streets," APB's compendium of crime prevention tips and public safety articles. MSNBC.com's staff members will also provide featured crime news stories to the new section.

"As our mission statement says, APB pledges 'To Inform and Serve' by providing definitive criminal justice and crime news and personal safety information to the public," said Marshall V. Davidson, APB Multimedia's chairman and CEO. "MSNBC's millions of users now have easy access to APB news content that will allow them to learn more about the criminal justice system, along with local crime news and personal safety issues."

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