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ITN Source Opens for Business in Germany

17 July 2006

ITN Source (formerly ITN Archive), the world’s fastest growing commercial archive and moving image provider, continues its impressive global expansion by opening the doors of a German sales office.

Situated in archive partners’ Reuters building in the heart of Berlin, the German bureau will open for business on August 1 and will provide German-speaking territories, the East European market and Russia, with direct access to a local sales office.

The German office will be headed-up by Olivia Schofield, Account Executive, who will be responsible for driving new business across the region. A German-speaker, Schofield has a strong background in television production, having spent seven years at the BBC working on a diverse range of programming including Ruby Wax Meets… and Tomorrow’s World, before moving into the independent sector and joining Granada Germany, where her projects included the hit series, Krűger Sieht Alles.

Working closely with the archive research team based at ITN Source’s London headquarters, the team will provide the German-speaking and East European regions with content from ITN Source’s extensive catalogue of archive libraries which include Reuters, ITN, Fox News, Fox Movietone, British Pathé, Granada and Channel 4.

ITN Source has also recently added a compilation of footage to mark the forthcoming 50th anniversary of the Hungarian Uprising, including, for the first time in one collection, pictures from the newsreels of British Pathé and British Paramount as well as original ITN footage of the Hungarian people's short-lived attempt to remove their Soviet overlords and their subsequent defeat. Also included is the Pathé item 'The Agony Of Hungary', featuring rare shots of combat.

Chris O’Hearn, Commercial Director, ITN Source, said: “Opening a German sales office is another exciting step in ITN Source’s continuing international growth. We represent such a huge and varied range of content that the appeal is truly global, and we are delighted to be able to offer our customers in these regions the access and convenience of a dedicated local office.”
Commenting on her appointment, Olivia Schofield, Account Executive, ITN Source said: “The German broadcasting and creative industries are really thriving at the moment, so I am thrilled to be on-board and very much looking forward to introducing the market to the rich bouquet and variety of content ITN Source has to offer.“

The Berlin operation brings the number of worldwide ITN Source offices to ten, joining New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Paris, Sydney and Johannesburg in addition to the London headquarters and sales agents in Toronto and Stockholm.

About ITN Source

ITN Source (formerly ITN Archive) is one of the world’s largest and most respected providers of moving image content, housing over 700,000 hours of footage across a diverse range of collections including historical footage, iconic images, music, entertainment programmes, natural history and film. With hours of material added everyday, ITN Source is the world’s fastest growing video archive business, containing defining moments and images captured over three centuries.

ITN Source represents the footage of ITN, Channel 4, Granada, British Pathé, Reuters, Fox News and Fox Movietone and other specialist collections. ITN Source recently signed a unique partnership deal with Google to supply video content to its innovative Video Store.

With headquarters in London, ITN Source has sales offices across the globe in New York, Los Angeles, Canada, Berlin, Paris, Johannesburg, Sydney and Tokyo.

For more information, visit www.itnsource.com

About ITN

ITN is one of the world’s leading news and multimedia content companies. It broadcasts network news programmes and creates, packages, aggregates and distributes other content to a wide range of customers around the globe. Tailored to its customers’ needs, ITN’s content is on every media channel from television to the internet to mobile phones.

For further information, please contact:
Lucy Puddefoot, PR Executive, ITN Source: Tel: +44 (0)207 430 4599