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BBC Motion Gallery 'Hangs Ten' at Brighton

1 March 2006

BBC Showcase, Brighton

BBC Motion Gallery, the footage sales arm of BBC Worldwide, today announced new sporting footage to be made available commercially for the first time.

In an agreement finalised at BBC Showcase today, BBC Motion Gallery was appointed as global distributor for a new series of surfing, skiing and snowboarding footage produced by international sports brand, Rip Curl. The footage, exclusive to BBC Motion Gallery, has been specially shot by extreme sports camera specialists and offers over three and a half hours of action and stunts across all three sports.

Announcing the deal, BBC Motion Gallery Sales Director, Linda Reeve, said, “There is stunning new footage in this collection of surf and snowbound action. With the latest production techniques, Rip Curl has been able to capture quality shots at high speeds, whether inside a breaking wave or hurtling down the slopes.”

Rip Curl Content Manager Marty James added, “With BBC Motion Gallery already managing the BBC’s formidable sporting archives, we very much look forward to seeing this brand new footage licensed around the world. The shots are very inspirational, with the energy of the surf and snow action almost jumping from the screen.”

The new footage is available immediately from BBC Motion Gallery.


Note to editors:

BBC Motion Gallery, a division of BBC Worldwide Limited, offers media professionals in advertising, commercials, television, film, interactive 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, wildlife, news, locations, art, music, celebrities, culture, performing arts and more, including acclaimed programming produced in conjunction with Discovery and PBS. 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.

BBC Worldwide Ltd

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. In 2004/05 BBC Worldwide returned £145 million to the BBC from its six business operations: TV Channels, TV Sales, BBC Magazines, Home Entertainment, Children's and New Media.

BBC Showcase

BBC Showcase is the world’s largest international television event to be held by a single distributor. Held in Brighton each year, BBC Showcase is a five day event attended by over 500 buyers from over 100 countries around the world and sees BBC Worldwide present 1,500 new hours of British television programming across all genres. This year mark’s the 30th anniversary of BBC Showcase.

For more information please contact:

Mark Macdonald, Communications Manager, Global TV Sales

BBC Worldwide
Tel: +44 (0)20 8433 3205 E-mail: mark.macdonald.01@bbc.co.uk
www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/commercial