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Corbis Motion Announces Partnership with HD Broadcast Pioneer KOMO TV

1 October 2003

Original Award-winning HD Material Cornerstone of New Library

SEATTLE, WA - Corbis Motion (www.corbismotion.com), a leading provider of rights managed and royalty free stock footage, today announced an exclusive partnership with KOMO 4 Television in Seattle to produce and distribute HD content.

KOMO 4 Television, the ABC affiliate station in Seattle, became the first commercial station on the West coast to transmit HDTV in 1997. KOMO 4 has one of the premiere HD broadcasting facilities in the country, and has produced programming and promotional content ranging from business and technology to lifestyles and sceneries in high definition.

With demand for HD original content growing in the production community, this partnership gives Corbis Motion a leading position as an HD source.

"KOMO 4 has been at the forefront of HD production since the earliest days of it's adoption in the United States, and is leading the market in both creating and broadcasting in High Definition," said Rick Wysocki, Vice President of Corbis Motion Brands. "Iconic HD original footage remains a rare commodity, and our partnership with KOMO has given us solid foundation to meet customer demands with high quality content."

"This partnership with Corbis Motion is an exciting new way for KOMO TV to capitalize on our growing library of HD content," said Sandy Montgomery, Vice President and Station Manager of KOMO TV. "Together with Corbis Motion, we have demonstrated a commitment to advancing the use of high definition video, and see the stock footage marketplace as a strategic opportunity for us."

Corbis Motion will begin fulfilling requests for footage from the KOMO 4 collection immediately, with production elements available to meet client demands for quick response times for both preview material and broadcast quality final elements.