BNS is a real-time news agency aimed at the professional user that was launched in 1990.

The goal of BNS is to offer a comprehensive and trustworthy real-time overview of the latest domestic and foreign news – from politics and business to culture and sports. BNS’ strengths include its academic news flow, operative translation to English, Russian, Estonian, Latvian, and Lithuanian; an extremely thorough and technically flawless news archive starting from 1991; as well as the ability to cover the big picture, looking at society from every angle.

BNS publishes nearly 500 professionally edited news stories in Estonia every day, while cooperation with Latvia and Lithuania takes this figure to 1,500. Its news flow is used, in addition to the bulk of Estonian media publications, by the entire diplomatic corps, hundreds of companies, and many Estonian state agencies.

International information is offered in cooperation with leading news agencies Agence France Press (AFP), Associated Press (AP), Interfax, as well las the national agencies of Finland, Poland, and Austria. BNS ensures operative news flow from all over the world.