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Media Gateway and BBC Motion Gallery Ink Deal on Mobile Content Distribution

1 July 2006

Media Gateway, the leading international digital rights content aggregator for premium content, today announced a deal with BBC Motion Gallery, the footage sales arm of BBC Worldwide, to distribute the BBC content contained within their vast archive – one of the largest and most respected collections in the world.


Under the deal, Media Gateway will bring the best of BBC content from the last 60 years on demand to people on their mobile phones and via the Internet, in Europe and the Middle East. Encompassing 400,000 hours of video, BBC Motion Gallery’s unrivalled archive spans over 8 million subject categories - and it’s growing by the minute.


“This new deal with BBC Motion Gallery confirms Media Gateway’s position as a leading global force in premium content distribution over digital platforms,” said Karri Zaremba, Chief Executive Officer of Media Gateway. “With BBC Motion Gallery, we can now offer last-mile distributors more than a million hours of compelling content, including history, events, music, social scenes, wildlife and sports.”


Hisham El-Hennawy, Business Development Manager for BBC Motion Gallery, said, “This deal with Media Gateway reflects BBC Motion Gallery’s new media strategy to ensure that we exploit and develop opportunities with the right partners to distribute our content globally; working with Media Gateway brings us a step closer to achieving that goal. At BBC Motion Gallery, you will discover creative, high-quality motion imagery on almost every conceivable subject.”


As well as BBC archive material, BBC Motion Gallery also represents beautiful HD footage from the NHK (Japan) archive outside Japan, following a distribution deal with NHK International, Inc. In addition, it also represents a stunning collection of clips from ABC’s (Australia) archive and is the exclusive global representative for the remarkable CBS News archive, a comprehensive, if not legendary, historic record with over 700,000 hours of content.


About Media Gateway
Media Gateway is the leading international Content Clearing House for digital media license rights of regional and international TV, film, music, radio and games content. Media Gateway ensures these rights are fully exploited by securing alternative modes of distribution, with a focus on live signal streaming or server-based video on demand play-out via IPTV, PC Broadband, Video on Demand, Mobile Telephony, and PDAs. For more information, visit www.1mediagateway.com.


About BBC Motion Gallery
BBC Motion Gallery, a division of BBC Worldwide Limited, offers media professionals in advertising, television, film and corporate video production access to the world’s most comprehensive collection of high-quality motion imagery for licensing worldwide. With more than 500 million feet of film and 300,000 hours of video, BBC Motion Gallery encompasses a wealth of content covering natural history, sport, news, locations, art, music, celebrities, culture and more. BBC Motion Gallery is also the exclusive global representative of the CBS News Archive, one of the world’s most respected news collections. BBC Motion Gallery operates from offices in London and regional offices in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Sydney, Hong Kong and Tokyo.
Contact: Media Gateway Public Relations: info@1mediagateway.com
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