NTB – The Norwegian News Agency
NTB is Norway’s largest provider of content in the form of text, images, video and graphics to Norwegian media. NTB also delivers a wide range of services, such as distribution of press releases, production of camera-ready copy, storage of images and language training courses.
Included in the NTB group are the companies Universum, NTB Arkitekst and Nynorsk Pressekontor (NPK).
NTB also co-owns the Retriever media monitoring agency with the Swedish news agency TT.
NTB is jointly owned by Norwegian media and has no ties to Norwegian authorities.
IS Sport Edit
The European Sports Data Initiative is a collaboration between several European news agencies and utilize application Sport Edit to make creation, processing and distribution of sports related data for journalist purposes.
The project groups consisted of members from multiple European new press agencies: NTB (Norway), CTK (Czech), TT (Sweden), STT (Finland), PAP (Poland).
The Sport Edit system is used for sports data collection, maintenance, utilization and distribution which is broadly used by the agencies participating in the project, their clients and other interested subjects and partners. Information includes events data necessary for editorial planning as well as metadata describing teams, athletes, competitions, venues and other items important for any type of journalistic coverage. The system support all kinds of calculations and data processing specific for all implemented sports, keeping it as flexible and universal as possible for easy future development.
- Multilingual design
- Distribution of data to clients via Web Hooks
- Advance standings and statistics
- Independent API interface
- Flexible configuration
- ASP .NET Core
- .NET Standard
- PostgreSQL Server
- C#. NET application development and programming
- NodeJS plugins
- Angular/typescript programming
- Entity framework
“From the very beginning of the project was our motto: “Keep it flexible.” Definity helped and guided us to achieve our motto. We developed application where all screens and data definitions are limited to absolute minimum that is required to collect and process the data. This attitude helps us to achieve our business goals.”
Tor Kristian Flage
Head of Projects, NTB.