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BBC Motion Gallery Short Programmes Collection Now Available to Newscom Customers

2 June 2008

RESTON, VA (June 05, 2008) – Newscom, a leading provider of text and visual content from around the globe, today announces the addition of video content from BBC Motion Gallery, the archive sales division of the BBC’s commercial arm, BBC Worldwide.

The BBC Motion Gallery Shorts are 3-5 minutes in length, and are categorized by subject matter, including nature and wildlife, travel, history and lifestyle. Notable shorts include Around the World, a collection of travel pieces that showcase some of the best destinations around the globe. Days that Shook the World explores some of the pivotal events of the 20 th and 21 st centuries. Magic of Making offers a glimpse of how things are made – the clothes we wear, the food we eat, the paper on which we write. And In From the Wild tells the stories of what happens when wild animals find their way into towns and homes.

“The BBC Motion Gallery Shorts collection offers a depth of subject matter that will appeal to audiences around the globe,” said Newscom Managing Director Bill Creighton. “Newscom has always enjoyed an outstanding reputation for offering text and photos that are fresh and relevant. We recently expanded our menu to include video offerings, and this collection from BBC Motion Gallery demonstrates our commitment to providing our customers with content in all formats that is useful, unique and compelling.”

“Our collection of motion imagery is one of the largest in the world. Partnering our Short Programmes collection with Newscom’s vast array of still images and illustrations is a natural fit for both brands,” said Clara Fon-Sing,  Vice President BBC Motion Gallery, America-East Coast & Latin America.

The BBC Motion Gallery Shorts collection is available to Newscom customers in north and south America, Europe and Australasia in Windows Media and Quicktime formats and can be accessed via www.newscom.com.