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FT unveils new video studio in New York

The Financial Times expands its global video operations with the launch on Friday of a new studio in New York.

The full broadcast quality HD facility marks the beginning of a year-long increase in US-based video journalism.

The FT’s analysis on business, politics, and culture will now include three new regular video series:

* A weekly look ahead at the markets from US markets editor Michael Mackenzie.

* A discussion of the US economy from a changing angle with Cardiff Garcia, US editor of FT Alphaville.

* The return of Luce Talk, an exploration of US politics, from Washington-based chief US columnist Edward Luce.

Robert Shrimsley, managing editor of FT.com, said: “Our New York studio will play an important role in the FT’s growing video operation, which includes dedicated resources in London, Hong Kong and Beijing. We see strong demand for our video content, with views increasing by double digits and advertising revenue up 66 per cent year on year. This investment will allow us to provide more of the award-winning analysis and reporting our readers consume across all channels.”