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BBC Motion Gallery signs video content representation deal with the Princes Trust

8 July 2008

Party in the Park, Fashion Rocks and exclusive footage of Trust ambassadors and VIPs are included in video archive deal

BBC Motion Gallery (www.bbcmotiongallery.com), the clip sales arm of BBC Worldwide, today announces that it has signed a deal to represent the video archive of youth charity The Princes Trust (www.princes-trust.org.uk).
Under the deal, BBC Motion Gallery will be able to license clip content from Prince’s Trust events such as Party in the Park and Fashion Rocks including unique content such as performances by Robbie Williams, Beyonce and Sting.

The deal includes some rarely seen before content from key Prince’s Trust events over the last 25 years – including performances by Elton John, Mariah Carey and Jay-Z - as well as an appearance by Nelson Mandela.

The addition of The Prince’s Trust video archive to the Motion Gallery content portfolio further broadens the already diverse range of video assets the company has available to license. As well as tens of thousands of hours of BBC sourced content, the company already offers clips from sources such as China Central TV, CBS News, NHK in Japan, ABC in Australia and The Commonwealth Games Federation.

Paul Maidment, Business Development Director, BBC Motion Gallery, said: “The Prince’s Trust archive is truly unique. Their set piece events have featured some of the biggest names in the world of music and fashion and other parts of the archive feature content that couldn’t be accessed anywhere else. This is a great opportunity for us to offer our clients some really powerful clip content, but it's also a great way for the Trust itself to generate some additional revenues to help fund their huge range of charitable projects.”

Paul Brown, Director of Marketing and Communications, Princes Trust, said:
“Our previous events have featured performances and appearances that you’ll never see anywhere else and that’s a unique commercial opportunity. By working with an organisation with the experience and global contacts that Motion Gallery can offer we can raise vital funds to change young lives.”

As well as being available through the online service, www.bbcmotiongallery.com, all the new content will be available via BBC Motion Gallery's UK and international offices.

For more information:
Patrick Herridge, Parys Communications
020 7622 9951
pherridge@parys.com

About BBC Motion Gallery
BBC Motion Gallery offers media professionals access to the world’s most comprehensive collection of high-quality motion imagery for licensing worldwide. With more than 500,000 hours of footage, BBC Motion Gallery encompasses a wealth of content covering natural history, sport, news, locations, art, music, celebrities, historic events and more. BBC Motion Gallery is also the exclusive global representative of the CBS News Archive, and has global distribution deals with NHK, Japan’s national broadcaster and ABC, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. BBC Motion Gallery operates from offices in London, New York, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Paris, Toronto, Mumbai, Dubai, Sydney and Tokyo.

About BBC Worldwide
BBC Worldwide Limited is the main commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The company exists to maximise the value of the BBC’s assets for the benefit of the licence payer and invest in public service programming in return for rights. The company has seven core businesses: Global Channels, Global TV Sales, Magazines, Content & Production, Home Entertainment, Global Brands and Digital Media. In 2006/07 BBC Worldwide generated profits of £111 million on sales of £810 million.

The Prince's Trust
Youth charity The Prince's Trust helps change young lives. It gives practical and financial support, developing key workplace skills such as confidence and motivation. It works with 14- to 30-year-olds who have struggled at school, have been in care, are long-term unemployed or have been in trouble with the law.

The Prince of Wales’s charity has helped more than 575,000 young people since 1976 and supports 100 more each working day. More than three in four young people The Trust helped last year moved into work, education or training.

Further information about The Prince’s Trust is available at www.princes-trust.org.uk or on 0800 842 842.