GETTY IMAGES AND ITN SIGN MULTI-YEAR RENEWAL OF EXCLUSIVE GLOBAL VIDEO ARCHIVE PARTNERSHIP
Jan 10, 2022
January 11, 2022 • Company News
Over one million clips from ITN’s award‑winning editorial archive to remain exclusively available on gettyimages.com providing customers around the world continued access to historic archive
London — 11 January, 2022: Getty Images, a preeminent global visual content creator and marketplace, and ITN, the UK’s leading supplier of independent broadcast news, today announce the renewal of their exclusive multi‑year Global Video Archive partnership.
The distribution agreement will see over one million clips, spanning more than 65 years of iconic ITN news footage, reach an even larger audience through Getty Images’ industry‑leading global platform and expert international sales team servicing millions of buyers in nearly 200 countries.
Dating from its first broadcast in 1955, the ITN archive has more than a million clips available exclusively online or searchable via gettyimages.com. The archive covers a wide range of genres, including UK and international news, sport, entertainment, war, disasters, politics, the environment and royals.
Internationally recognised for its journalistic excellence, ITN’s award‑winning cameramen and women have captured some of history’s most unforgettable moments, including the fall of the Berlin Wall, exclusive footage of Nelson Mandela in hiding, and access to Royal engagements. The collection is updated daily with agenda‑setting news footage; 2021 highlights included the storming of the Capitol building and the funeral of Prince Philip.
Tami Hoffman, Head of News and Archive at ITN Productions said, “ITN’s archive is a visual repository of British cultural history and we are delighted to renew our partnership with Getty Images. Getty Images’ international reach and editorial expertise has allowed us to build on the collection and continue to unearth new gems for audiences around the world.”
Peter Orlowsky, SVP Strategic Development at Getty Images said, “We are proud to have been working with ITN exclusively since 2016, and this multi‑year renewal of our agreement is testament to the strength and success of our partnership. The quality of ITN’s content combined with Getty Images’ unrivalled strength in the global distribution of video content provides a compelling package to our customers around the world.
With video quickly becoming the primary way for consumers to satisfy their information and entertainment needs, Getty Images continues to invest in expanding its video collection, which currently has approximately 18.5 million assets.
The ITN Archive can be found at:
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