1 November 2003
Corbis Motion, a leading provider of rights-managed and royalty-free stock footage, has entered into an exclusive partnership to represent the High-Definition (HD) aerial footage collection from WLIW New York Public Television. In 2002, WLIW produced the most programming hours for PBS fundraising of any producer, and has developed a specialized HD image collection.
Corbis Motion will represent WLIW's "VISIONS" series, which contains flyovers of such remarkable locations as Northern and Southern Italy, Sicily and Greece, with commissions for numerous other countries. This series showcases the unique and dramatic beauty of these places.
"WLIW's 'VISIONS' collection contains many striking images in broadcast resolution with brilliant artistic and technical quality," said Rick Wysocki, vice president, Corbis Motion, "More importantly, WLIW's expertise in high-definition aerial production is unparalleled. This relationship is a great opportunity for us to provide our customers with the best possible HD content."
"WLIW shoots hundreds of hours of aerial footage for documentary, educational and entertainment programming," said WLIW President and General Manager Terrel Cass. "We look forward to the increased potential for this amazing content that Corbis Motion's representation and distribution will provide."
With demand for HD original content continuing to grow in the production community, this latest partnership continues to position Corbis Motion as the industry leading HD source.
Corbis Motion will begin fulfilling requests for footage from the WLIW "VISIONS" collection immediately, with production elements available to meet client demands for quick response times with both preview material and broadcast-quality final elements.
About Corbis Motion
Corbis Motion is a division of Corbis¨ (www.corbis.com) , one of the world's leading providers of digital photography, fine art, illustrations and other media. Corbis Motion offers a rich and diverse selection of moving images for use in advertising, corporate and media & entertainment projects. The Corbis Motion market-leading collections Hot Shots, Action Sports Adventure, and Film Bank feature lifestyle, business, history, sports, time lapse, CGI and more from some of the world's leading media and entertainment companies, including Paramount Pictures, ESPN(R) and Hearst Entertainment(TM), among others, as well as footage from premium independent producers. Corbis Motion is accessible via the main Corbis website or directly at www.corbismotion.com
WLIW New York has built a strong identity locally and nationally as an entrepreneurial innovator. WLIW is the fourth most-watched public television station in the United States, with an average weekly cumulative audience of nearly two million households in the New York metropolitan area. WLIW's acclaimed productions for PBS include the VISIONS aerial series, cultural documentaries celebrating the cultural diversity of America, and music specials featuring Sarah Brightman, The Irish Tenors and Tony Bennett. As a resource for public television stations, WLIW also distributes live daily broadcasts of BBC World News, the financial weekly LOUIS RUKEYSER'S WALL STREET, and the 3D CGI-animated children's series JAKERS! THE ADVENTURES OF PIGGLEY WINKS. Visit WLIW on-line at www.wliw.org