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ITN Source delves deep into archive to launch New Classics collection

1 June 2009

10,000 hours of digitised content online offering a fresh take on historic events

ITN Source today launches the New Classics collection giving producers a unique and fresh perspective of historic events caught on camera between 1896 and 1970. Featuring 10,000 hours of fully digitised content, the collection includes new and rarely seen footage unearthed from old newsreels offering a new take on iconic moments gone by.

New Classics features footage plucked directly from ITN Source’s partners including Reuters, ITN, Fox Movietone, Images of War and Paramount. The launch cements ITN Source’s position as the leading provider of digital content with the whole collection available to view purchase and download in broadcast quality from www.itnsource.com

Available to customers globally, New Classics covers people places and events that shaped the world we live in. The collection includes clips of royal families from around the globe; social, political and religious leaders; and iconic stars from the silver screen, music fashion and sport. It also covers pivotal moments in global conflicts, the world and advancements in technology and science.

Asha Oberoi, Content Director of ITN Source said: “It is the first time we have created a comprehensive collection of content across our partners to offer a fresh perspective on some of the most iconic moments in world history captured on film since 1896. It’s also the first time such a range of content has been made available online ensuring our customers get the shot they need when they want it, wherever they are in the world.”

For more information please visit: www.itnsource.com/specials/newclassics

For more information contact John Nolan, ITN press office +44 (0)20 7430 4216 or email john.nolan@itn.co.uk

About ITN Source
ITN Source is the gateway to over one million hours of iconic broadcast footage and creative moving imagery captured over three centuries. From news to drama, celebrity, comedy, music, wildlife, natural history and film, to an inspirational stock footage section.

ITN Source represents the world’s largest and most diverse catalogue of moving image libraries including, Reuters, ITN, Granada, UTV, ANI, Setanta Sports News, Channel 9 News (Australia), FOX News and FOX Movietone, and other specialist collections. ITNSource.com offers customers the convenience of searching for, viewing, downloading and purchasing broadcast quality content at the touch of a button.

With headquarters in London, ITN Source has sales offices in New York, Paris, Sydney and Tokyo. For further information, visit www.itnsource.com