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ITN Archive Opens New Paris Office & Adds LNN News to the Collection

1 March 2004

ITN Archive is opening a new office in Paris on 1 March 2004. The new office is designed to better serve clients in France, Spain and Italy. In the last few years ITN Archive has opened a number of new offices around the world, to provide a more targeted service for its international customers, including offices in Johannesburg and Los Angeles. The Paris office will be run by Catherine Laferriere.

On the same day, the ITN Archive will add a decade's worth of new material, with the addition of the London News Network (LNN) news archive to the collection. ITN takes over production of the ITV London News service on Monday 1 March, and in parallel the ITN Archive take over sales of their archive, which includes ten years of news material from the London region, including major sports and entertainment events in the city.

Alwyn Lindsey, Managing Director of ITN Archive said: "A new office in Paris is another step in our ambitions to establish ITN Archive as a truly international archive business, able to serve the needs of our customers all over the world."

"The LNN Archive contains some fascinating and unique footage that reflects the diversity and excitement of life in London over the past decade. We're delighted to be adding this footage to our extensive news and history archive collections."

 

For more information please contact: Sophie Cohen on + 44 207 430 4857

NOTES TO EDITORS

The ITN Archive Paris office can be contacted at:

Reuters c/o ITN

6/8 Boulevard Haussmann, 75457, Paris Cedex 9, FRANCE

Tel: 00 33 1 49 49 54 74 00 33 1 49 49 52 11 Fax: 00 33 1 56 03 68 89

Email: catherine.laferriere@itn.co.uk

The ITN Archive represents one of Europe's few successful models for converting "intellectual property" into a viable business with a robust revenue stream.

The ITN Archive now contains some 500,000 hours of footage, dating from the Coronation of Tsar Nicholas II in 1896 to the present day. It includes ITN's output since 1955, together with the British Pathe Archive, the Channel 4 clips archive, the entire Reuters television archive and historic newsreels, including British Paramount News, Empire News Bulletin, Universal News, Gaumont Graphic and Gaumont British. ITN also has management deals with Airtime Television News, Sam Silver Films, Images of War, Open Media and Tinseltown Entertainment. ITN Archive now also manages the Granada archive.

The ITN Archive Paris office joins international sales offices in London, New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo and Johannesburg.