Google news showcase in India

Google introduces Google News Showcase in India; will pay 30 news publishers for content

2 years ago

At the times when getting access to trustworthy news is essential, Google introduced Google News Showcase, a new online experience and licensing program to support news organizations and readers.

In a blog, it is mentioned that on Tuesday Google is announcing the Google News showcase initiative in India to incentivizes and support news publishers so that they curate high-quality content on Google’s News and Discover platforms, connecting readers with the news they need.

Google rolled Google News showcase platform with 30 news publishers including national, regional, and local news organizations like The Hindu Group, HT Digital Streams Ltd, Indian Express Group, ABP LIVE, India TV, NDTV, Zee News, Amar Ujala, Deccan Herald, Punjab Kesari, The Telegraph India, IANS (Indo Asian News Service) and ANI.

Now the content from these Indian publishers will begin to appear in dedicated News Showcase panels in Google News and on Discover in English and Hindi. Additional Indic languages will be launching in the future. As per the agreement, Google is paying participating news organizations to give readers access to a limited amount of paywalled content. This feature means readers will have the opportunity to read more of a publisher’s articles than they would otherwise be able to, while deepening readers’ relationships with publishers and encouraging them to subscribe. 

Seema Jain

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