1 July 2003
North America's leading television news library, NBC News Archives, has hired former BBC Worldwide library business executive Jeremy Cantwell, who will operate in a marketing and business development role in the UK and Europe. NBC News produces America's top rated news programmes. Its comprehensive footage library encompasses a wealth of factual material from the 1930's onwards across a wide spectrum of worldwide political and social history -- powerful events that define our past as well as inspirational moments that forever influence our future.
Library Commercial Director, Nancy Cole said: "We are confident that there is considerable potential for NBC News footage in Europe. Cantwell's presence in London will offer the UK and European market more direct access to the NBC News Archives, which also includes MSNBC and Telemundo footage. "
Cantwell spent more than 25 years in various commercial roles with the BBC, focusing in recent years on new content led markets and asset exploitation issues. He will work out of NBC News' Bureau in Hammersmith, West London with the title of Business Development Manager, NBC News Library Sales. His task will be to build volume-key account business, and identify and consolidate fresh content sales opportunities in both traditional and emerging markets.