The Washington Post says it has signed French newspaper Le Parisien to its Arc Publishing platform.
Post chief technology officer Scot Gillespie says Arc will power sites on four continents and operate in multiple languages, promising "another year of tremendous growth and continued investment" in the platform.
Arc will migrate Le Parisien to the platform, building a new site for them and integrating Arc tools including PageBuilder and Websked into their newsroom's day-to-day workflow.
General manager of Le Parisien Sophie Gourmelen says the publisher is choosing Arc for offering a complete publishing platform solution which will support and enable significant site performance improvements: "The many capabilities of Arc will furthermore allow us to focus our time and the efforts of our teams on product innovation."
Founded by the French underground during World War II, Le Parisien is known outside Paris as Aujourd'hui en France (Today in France) and is one of the largest newspapers in the country, reaching more than 20 million monthly unique visitors. It claims the largest general national news daily print circulation of more than 320,000.