Stream UK

News Desk

News Desk is a suite of tools for the creation and distribution of content by journalists for local news partners to review and/or download content from. It allows you to upload, store and manage assets (video, audio, images) associated with stories.


  • Platform access
  • Create new story
  • View other journalist's stories
  • Spelling/ grammar checker and multiple languages
  • Review, save and spike story
  • Reviewer workflow
  • Revoke a published story
  • Automatic publishing API
  • Get email notifications when a new story is available


  • Simple web interface
  • Highly secured with verification code service
  • Streamline news desk production processes
  • Search content easily with metadata


£4000 per licence per month

  • Education pricing available

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Stream UK

Tom Harris

020 7419 2842

Service scope

Service scope
Software add-on or extension No
Cloud deployment model Public cloud
Service constraints No constraints.
System requirements Works on desktops, mobiles and tablets

User support

User support
Email or online ticketing support Yes, at extra cost
Support response times StreamAMG's support response time depends on severity and on our Bronze, Silver or Gold (weekend support) support options. We aim to respond to questions with 30 minutes of submission during weekdays 9am to 5pm. Outside of this, we would respond to questions within 30 minutes of the start of the next working day.
User can manage status and priority of support tickets Yes
Online ticketing support accessibility WCAG 2.1 AAA
Phone support Yes
Phone support availability 24 hours, 7 days a week
Web chat support Yes, at an extra cost
Web chat support availability 24 hours, 7 days a week
Web chat support accessibility standard WCAG 2.1 AA or EN 301 549
Web chat accessibility testing Screen reader support: it is accessible via screen readers Keyboard navigation: Every component can be accessed using a keyboard without requiring a mouse or trackpad. Colour contrast: all text is clearly visible when using colour with enough contrast.
Onsite support Yes, at extra cost
Support levels Support Levels: Bronze - £100 per month - via email/support desk weekdays 9-5pm. Silver - £250 per month - via telephone and email/support desk weekdays 9-5pm. Gold - £800 per month - via telephone and email/support desk all week 24/7.

(All support levels in include a technical account manager and support via a cloud support engineer.)
Support available to third parties Yes

Onboarding and offboarding

Onboarding and offboarding
Getting started StreamAMG provides a range of resources to help users get started with our services. We provide onsite training, online training and user documentation to help users start using our services.
Service documentation Yes
Documentation formats
  • HTML
  • ODF
  • PDF
End-of-contract data extraction Users can download their data via the service interface, or request a mass download from StreamAMG's client services team.
End-of-contract process Deletion of data is included within the contract. Export of data requires an additional charge (£750 per day).

Using the service

Using the service
Web browser interface Yes
Supported browsers
  • Internet Explorer 10
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Safari 9+
Application to install No
Designed for use on mobile devices No
Service interface Yes
Description of service interface The service is accessed via a web browser.
Accessibility standards WCAG 2.1 AA or EN 301 549
Accessibility testing We test our products with assistive technologies to meet the required standards.
What users can and can't do using the API Users cannot set up the service through the API and they cannot make changes through the API. There are no limitations to how users can set up or make changes through the API.
API documentation Yes
API documentation formats Open API (also known as Swagger)
API sandbox or test environment Yes
Customisation available Yes
Description of customisation Yes, individual users can customise the service visually. All other features can be reviewed for customisation on request and at additional cost i.e. show a buyer's branding, such as logo or brand colours across interfaces.


Independence of resources We have auto-scaling parameters set up within our Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure and regularly conduct Load Reviews. Therefore, StreamAMG can efficiently manage increased demand by other users. AWS continuously monitors service usage and maintains a capacity planning model to assess infrastructure usage and demands frequently.


Service usage metrics Yes
Metrics types - Number of articles submitted for review per author and work group
- Number of articles published per author and work group
- Number of articles revoked per author and work group
- Number of articles published per author and work group
- Time spent 'in review' per article.

Metrics can be customised or developed at an additional cost.
Reporting types
  • Regular reports
  • Reports on request


Supplier type Not a reseller

Staff security

Staff security
Staff security clearance Staff screening not performed
Government security clearance None

Asset protection

Asset protection
Knowledge of data storage and processing locations Yes
Data storage and processing locations
  • United Kingdom
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
User control over data storage and processing locations Yes
Datacentre security standards Complies with a recognised standard (for example CSA CCM version 3.0)
Penetration testing frequency Less than once a year
Penetration testing approach Another external penetration testing organisation
Protecting data at rest Encryption of all physical media
Data sanitisation process Yes
Data sanitisation type Explicit overwriting of storage before reallocation
Equipment disposal approach A third-party destruction service

Data importing and exporting

Data importing and exporting
Data export approach Users can export their data via the user interface.
Data export formats
  • CSV
  • Other
Data import formats
  • CSV
  • Other
Other data import formats
  • XML
  • JSON

Data-in-transit protection

Data-in-transit protection
Data protection between buyer and supplier networks TLS (version 1.2 or above)
Data protection within supplier network
  • TLS (version 1.2 or above)
  • IPsec or TLS VPN gateway

Availability and resilience

Availability and resilience
Guaranteed availability Our standard SLA is 99.97% Users are refunded at double the pro-rata rate for any time beyond that, up to a maximum of the total fees due in the month in question.
Approach to resilience Available on request
Outage reporting Our service reports any outages via a public dashboard and email alerts.

Identity and authentication

Identity and authentication
User authentication needed Yes
User authentication
  • 2-factor authentication
  • Username or password
  • Other
Other user authentication API Key
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels For management interfaces there is per user restriction. There are no restriction on support channels.
Access restriction testing frequency At least every 6 months
Management access authentication
  • 2-factor authentication
  • Username or password
  • Other
Description of management access authentication API Key

Audit information for users

Audit information for users
Access to user activity audit information You control when users can access audit information
How long user audit data is stored for At least 12 months
Access to supplier activity audit information You control when users can access audit information
How long supplier audit data is stored for At least 12 months
How long system logs are stored for At least 12 months

Standards and certifications

Standards and certifications
ISO/IEC 27001 certification Yes
Who accredited the ISO/IEC 27001 EY CertifyPoint
ISO/IEC 27001 accreditation date 18/11/2010
What the ISO/IEC 27001 doesn’t cover Anything not hosted on AWS.
ISO 28000:2007 certification No
CSA STAR certification No
PCI certification No
Other security certifications Yes
Any other security certifications Cyber Security Essentials

Security governance

Security governance
Named board-level person responsible for service security Yes
Security governance certified No
Security governance approach Our information security policies are the responsibility of our CTO. We have ISO 9001 certification for ‘Webcasting and Associated Services’ since 19th August 2003. StreamAMG has gained Cyber Essentials certification. Policies are reviewed on an annual basis, or as needed, to ensure that the policy remains aligned with changes to relevant laws, contractually obligations and best practice.
Information security policies and processes StreamAMG's security policies and operating procedures are fully compliant with regional and EU legislation and industry best practice. We have Cyber Essentials certification. This certification tests data and application sensitivity and risk including the provision of suitable application firewalls, patch management, antivirus and antimalware tools. All our employees are familiarised with StreamAMG's security policies. In the event that a security incident occurs, we would immediately inform the CIO, CTO and Support teams. We have an incident management system in place.

Operational security

Operational security
Configuration and change management standard Supplier-defined controls
Configuration and change management approach Change management is via written request and response.
Vulnerability management type Supplier-defined controls
Vulnerability management approach We undergo penetration testing on an annual basis. Patches are deployed within one working day. Information comes from a variety of sources, but we contract with a third party for DDOS protection.
Protective monitoring type Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Protective monitoring approach StreamAMG has implemented a global quality control on the entire system. We have three layers of monitoring, based on: - Nagios; - CopperEgg; and - our own proprietary AudioMon. This three-tiered approach gives 99.99% precision of the monitoring system and excellent reliability. We guarantee the availability, security, resilience and reliability of the solution and all its functionalities 24/7.
Incident management type Conforms to a recognised standard, for example, CSA CCM v3.0 or ISO/IEC 27035:2011 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Incident management approach StreamAMG has an efficient incident management system and process in place for existing clients to ensure the logging and follow-up of each problem. We have pre-defined processes for common events. All incidents are tracked within our Atlassian and HelpScout desks. Incident reports are provided within 8 working hours. We send a full incident report to the client, which serves as an official record of the incident and all subsequent activity related to the incident is recorded in this document.

Secure development

Secure development
Approach to secure software development best practice Supplier-defined process

Public sector networks

Public sector networks
Connection to public sector networks No


Price £4000 per licence per month
Discount for educational organisations Yes
Free trial available No

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